Sunday, May 26, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Artistry in Motion
Think Like an Artist, “Feel the Wind.”
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The AA show at the new Bryan Ohno Gallery, June 6
Adrianne Smits and Akiko Masker will be part of Bryan Ohno Gallery’s opening show.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Star Trek has landed at the NEW S Seattle Transfer Station
Your normal smelly waste dump site? No more. For those Star Trek nerds, make your trip out just to see the space. The mist coming from the ceiling (to control dust) dwarfs your sense of space with the light beaming through.
(From the preparation of the Bryan Ohno Gallery new space, 18 Days before opening)
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Sunday, July 1, 2012
The Secondary Effects of Art
As I was watering the Green Squared sculptures at Occidental Park, one of the ARTSparks event I organized this summer, James Grindle, the Seattle parks concierge person told me about this music video he did at an art project site he saw last summer in Capitol Hill.
Up until this point James was simply a great help in getting the art installations mounted at the Seattle parks, but when I learned that we he was also an artist who did music videos only with an iPhone, he piqued my interest even more. He and his music artist friend, Matthew Anderson, decided to create a music video at this house that was about to be torn down, and I couldn’t help but ask with a big smile, “Let me guess, the Mad Homes project?” and he said, “Yah, that’s right, how did you know?”
This is the kind of instances that touches me more than anything - when an art project you work on has a secondary effect on other artists who are compelled to do work based on the original art. The house where the music video “Wrist” took place was re-created by Sutton Beres Culler. It took place in one of two houses strapped together with 2 miles of red industrial, nylon tape. The scene in the video takes place inside the house where you have to walk over Jason Puccinelli’s “Nude Descending Stairs,” on the way to the bathroom on the second floor. James tells me that this music video has been getting a lot of traction in Russia. Check out their music at Knight Riders Recordings. Bravo to James and Mathew. by Bryan Ohno
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
AIRHOTEL, TIME CIRCUS
AirHotel is a mobile hotel developed by the Belgian team of artists Time Circus. Its six structures are made completely from recycled materials.
AirHotel es un hotel transportable desarrollado por el colectivo belga Time Circus. Las seis instalaciones que lo componen están hechas completamente de materiales reciclados.
Future vacation spot?
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
“Richard Galpin makes these fantastic abstract pieces, derived from his own cityscapes photographs. They aren’t collages; rather, each piece is made entirely by erasing parts of the photograph. He took the logic of artwork by erasure and applied to to a sculptural piece on New York City’s High Line. The piece, entitled Viewing Station, utilizes a specially designed and constructed viewport that creates a frame for the viewer. Link via Broken City Lab.” (Words of Mike Ernst, author of the Magical Urbanism Blog)
What a cool way to re-imagine your space.
So, I co-curated a literary art installation with my boss at my internship. It opens tomorrow during First Thursday in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. The plaques came in today and I’m really excited.
The installation features work from about a dozen Pacific Northwest writers on sculptural pedestals built by Pacific Northwest carpenters/sculptors fitted around existing features in the park.
The show will feature original work from Stacey Levine, Greg Bemm, Kevin Sampsell, Richard Chiem, Tara Atkinson, Willie Fitzergald, and other really awesome, generous people who did this on a super tight deadline. Cannot thank them enough.
“Read with Me,” one of three summer programs we are doing with ARTSparks and Seattle Parks & Recreation opens tomorrow during First Thursday Art Walk! Come see us at Occidental Park around 6 p.m. Some of the writers who contributed to this installation will be there as well!