Shows

Louis Jordan

I learned about Louis Jordan when I worked as a cook for a Tex-Mex resaurant in Juneau, AK in the earl 90’s.  The Telephone Room has a nice post about Jordan here complete with a video of the Muppets covering one of his songs. Regina Hackett linked to Louis Jordan’s Is You Is or Is You Ain’t (My Baby) in her post about my show at The Telephone Room . The show ends November 30th.

Below, another on of my Louis Jordan favorites.

 


Enjoy!

There and Back Again

Or how Rebecca and I walked to the Henry Art Gallery and back. Whew. Almost  8 miles.

The Henry had the goods, per usual. Their website here. We caught the last day of Joe Park and Jennifer Zwick’s sweet installation at The Gift Shop.  That’s when you walk in the front door, then you get Eirik Johnson: Sawdust Mountain, Polaroids: Mapplethorpe – and that’s just upstairs. Downstairs is anchored by Vortexhibition Polyphonica. There’s more. Go see.

On the way back we caught the last day of Claire Cowie’s show at Gage Academy.  Glad we went and so was Regina Hackett . Thanks to Joey Veltkamp for the reminder.

Anywho. Pics from our walk.

 

Light poles.

Planter on the west side of I-5 in Eastlake.

Check out this houseboat!

Who painted the doorway? Dale?

Sailboat out from under the University Bridge.

Now for the way back…

The Montlake cut looking West.

Taking a path under 520 to the Montlake Playfield.

After we emerge, so pretty.

Yep, right beside 520.

Wall berries.

That’s it. Too exhausted to take anymore pics.

Jeffry Mitchell Limited Edition Print From Sidereal Press

From the talented Sheila Coppola, owner and operator of Sidereal Press.

She also did a gorgeous suite of Scott Fife prints for Platform Gallery.  One of the images below…

Hummingbird
Hummingbird

Info from the Platform Gallery website:

Platform is pleased to announce the publication of a suite of four prints by Scott Fife. Measuring approximately 25″ x 19″ printed from sugar lift, spitbite, and aqua tint plates, they are available in two different paper options:

Okawara Japanese handmade paper
Edition of 8, plus two T/Ps
One plate, 1 color (except Hummingbird which is printed 2 colors a la poupee). Each are hand torn.

Pink paper (handmade by Larry Sommers)
Edition of 10 (#4 to #10 available), plus 2 T/Ps
One plate, 1 color with Sekishu chine-colle (exceptHummingbird which is printed 2 colors a la poupeewith Sekishu chine-colle). Each are hand torn.

Both editions printed by Sheila Coppola, Sidereal Press, Seattle. Flickr photoset of the printing in action here. Photos by Mark Davison.

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My Show At The Telephone Room

Is You Is? at The Telephone Room

My installation “Is You Is?” at The Telephone Room in Tacoma. I have a drawing that covers the ceiling, which means I had to remove the light fixture, cut a hole in my drawing, and hope to hell I measured correctly. I Did. Whew. I completed the installation by putting a drawing in the window and in the alcove under the phone, placing 10 small drawings on the shelves under the window and one on the shelf by the door.

Yep, it really is a telephone room with a WORKING rotary phone. It is in someone’s home and it measures something like 33″ wide by 63″ deep. That someone is Heide Fernandez-Llamazares and along with Marty Gengenbach and Ellen Ito form the team responsible for this great little space.

It was a fun opening – they even provided me with some bourbon to get through my pre-opening jitters on Wednesday night.

Thanks Telephone Room!

Press release for my show at The Telephone Room

The Telephone Room Gallery presents “Is You Is?” New Drawings by Blake Haygood.

EXHIBITION DATES:
November 4 – 30, 2009

“The title of my show, “Is You Is,” comes from the Louis Jordan song “Is You Is or Is You Ain’t (My Baby).” The question for me is not about my love life but about my career as an artist. After being a co-founder and co-owner of Platform Gallery in Seattle for 5 years, I began to ask myself, am I primarily a gallery owner or an artist? It became increasingly clear that I would need to make a choice and fully commit to one or the other. I left Platform at the end of July to focus on my art. Luckily for me the good people at the Telephone Room in Tacoma offered me a slot in their schedule. I’ll be integrating my drawings of disintegrating/reforming mechanical/organic objects into the space. This is my first solo show with all new work since last showing at Platform in January 2005.”  —Blake Haygood

(Image: Blake Haygood, “Is You Is?”, gouache and graphite on rag board, 2009. Photo courtesy the Telephone Room Gallery.)

The Telephone Room Gallery’s focus is to exhibit art. We host openings where you can see the art, talk with the artists, enjoy refreshments, and it’s free. Hope to see you soon.

In the window of The Telephone Room

Always viewable by appointment – email thetelephoneroom@gmail.com.

The Telephone Room is the world’s second-smallest art gallery at 12 ½ square feet. It is located in a Dutch Colonial home in Tacoma and since 1930, its sole purpose has been to house a black rotary dial telephone. Until now…

Small is Big. The Telephone Room is small, but its mission is big: to house artist-driven exhibits and programming. Big ideas in an intimate space.

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Welcome

 Deatail of large drawing for Telephone Room show

My first post. Took me long enough. Weeks, probably months. Had to reload WordPress a few times. Made lots of mistakes. Typical.

Some of you may know that I was a co-founder and co-owner of Platform Gallery in Seattle, which opened in 2004. No longer. I have just one hat now. Stephen Lyons is manning the helm at Platform and is now the sole owner. I wish him well. I expect great things and know he will deliver them. Here is what local art critic Regina Hackett said about my leaving the gallery on her blog, Another Bouncing Ball.

I have my first solo show (of new work) since 2005 at The Telephone Room.

I am in a works on paper show at SAM Gallery through November 6th, 2009