June, 2008

Patte Loper

Currently on view at Platform Gallery in Seattle’s Pioneer Square is the exhibition A Peculiar Brightness in the Sky, new works by artists Patte Loper. The artist uses historical accounts of discover in Antarctica as a framework for her drawings in her second solo exhibition with Platform. Impromptu huts and primitive exploration equipment are used to convey a sense of desperation along side a emotional[.....]

Adam Cvijanovic

New York-based Artist Adam Cvijanovic is currently exhibiting new work in Colossal Spectacle, his latest of four solo exhibitions with Bellwether Gallery in New York City. The exhibition contains several landscape paintings that are rendered with latex paint on Tyvek, as well as a massive painting installation which surrounds the viewer with a scene from Intolerance, a D.W. Griffith film from 1916. The epic film[.....]

Kelley Walker

The art of Kelley Walker is rooted in the idea of social, physical and historical disaster and distress. The artist often appropriates iconic images from the media, including photos of ’60s race riots, plane and car wrecks and modern advertising and magazine covers. All of the images are disrupted by the artist’s use of violently splattered and abstracted patterns, usually scanned and printed from commercial[.....]

Holly Andres

Holly Andres is showing her second major body of work, Sparrow Lane, at Quality Pictures Contemporary Art in Portland until August 2, 2008. Her first series, Stories from a Short Street, was exhibited at galleries in New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. as well as the Missoula Arts Museum. Her video work was included in the 2006 Oregon Biennial at the Portland Art Museum.[.....]

Michael T. Rea

Michael T. Rea crafts large scale wooden sculptures of various objects used in space, war, under the water, or to make music. Constantly incorporating ideas from motion pictures, television, time travel, and music, Rea likes to add a sense of humor to his craft as well. The artist told fecalface.com in a recent interview that his current interests included MIA, Soft Pretzels, Lost, thongs, Folkert[.....]

Bruce Nauman

Bruce Nauman’s early career neon pieces have reared up again as the focus of a new traveling exhibition, currently installed at San Diego’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Elusive Signs: Bruce Nauman Works with Light includes some of Nauman’s first neon works from the ’70s and ’80s, as well recent figurative neon works. Nauman’s art has always been both lighthearted and confrontational, making him a strange[.....]

Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Philip-Lorca diCorcia’s surreal photographs of people and places have been part of the art world’s vocabulary for over 20 years now. He’s used the photograph gaze to turn observable reality into stinging fictions and his current exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, A Thousand Polaroids, takes a look at some of his most influential series. The exhibition, curated by Charlotte Cotton, includes[.....]