Stephen is on vacation (well deserved) and I’m sitting the gallery for him today. I get to spend time with Adam’s exceptional photos.
From the press release:
Adam Satushek pays close attention to the ways that human beings influence their surroundings through the traces that are left behind and the impact on the landscape from behaviors, movements, and alterations. His work captures the odd and unintended intersections of common, forgotten objects with the natural environment; an environment which then must bear the mark of that uninvited partnership and struggle mightily to maintain its dignity.
They are LARGE and beautifully printed. And odd – in a good way.
In January Rebecca and I got to visit briefly with Marc Dombrosky and Shannon Eakins at Marc’s show at Platform. My post about “Neverland”here. They have relocated to Las Vegas while Shannon pursues her MFA. We miss them.
Marc recently sent me a gift of one of his lovely embroidered pieces. Thanks Marc! I have it in the studio beside a pair of Marc and Shannon’s “Tacoma Drinkers.” These are leather beer holsters that attach to your belt loops for two fisted drinking.
I took my show Is You Is? down this Sunday. I got to hang out a bit with Heide Fernandez-Llamazares and Ellen Ito, two of the three that make the Telephone Room run (Marty Gengenbach being the third). We talked about yurts, snowboarding and football. And other things. Before and after pictures below.
Well, not really but something IN Seattle did take my mind back to Montreal. Rebecca and I visited Montreal back in 2005. We visited the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and were wowed by L’Envers des apparences or The Wrong Side of Appearances.
I had seen Tim Lee’s work in Seattle before, and soon after returning I was actually in a show with Kelly Mark at COCA called Wish, curated by Jim O’Donnell. Then Kelly appeared at the Henry in 2006. Her website here. Then at Platform in 2008. Can you tell I like her work? Note: I was a part owner of Platform from 2004-2009.
Ok, ok. The reason for this post. Last week I went to see the Sutton, Beres, Culler show at Lawrimore Project. Jen Graves blogs about the show at The Stranger. Go see it.
They have a piece in the back called pPod:
It is a very well appointed, highly portable personal space. As you gaze into it you can hear the stereo play. It’s a fun piece.
It reminded me of this piece by Yannick Pouliot, titled Le Courtisan.
As we meandered through the museum we kept hearing music start then abruptly stop. We finally came up this tall ramshackle octagon with exposed 2″ x 4″s and plywood. When people opened the tall, skinny door and went in there was a flash of light and music. So with a sense of trepidation (who knows what you’ll be confronted with in a museum) I stepped in. The chandelier lights up, music (classical baroque I think) blares and you are confronted with this highly refined but tiny space. You have enough room to turn around and look up. Completely took me by surprise. I keep wishing I will see it again someday.