Platform Gallery

Hanging out with Adam Satushek’s photos at Platform

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.

Helicopter, archival pigment print, 40 x 63 inches, 2009, edition of 5

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.

Adam’s photos are on view through May 8, 2010 at Platform Gallery.

Dombrosky/Eakins

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.

It should say "Wet Beer."

Plus we have this:

T-Town should by a gross of these!

We hope to visit them in Vegas soon.

Michael Schall and Dan Webb.

Michael Schall at Platform. Makes you want to put down your pencil, this guy is that good. Not just little drawings, either. Case in point:

Battle at Sea, graphite on paper, 70 x 94 inches, 2008

The detail is crazy, plus he gets some serious shadow:

Hoover Dam, graphite on paper, 36 x 60 inches, 2010

Then, when you are finished with THAT pile of rigor and dedication, check out Dan Webb’s show at Greg Kucera Gallery. Get another dose, this time the sculptural equivalent.

FORTRESS, 2009 Carved wood (Cedar) 44 X 28 X 29 inches

Check out this beauty:

WOODYLION, 2009 Carved Redwood 32 x 14 x 11 inches

Now it’s time to go back to the studio and get to work. Or, if you’re a collector – get out the checkbook.

Marc Dombrosky at Platform

I’m excited to see Marc’s show Neverland at Platform Gallery tomorrow at First Thursday.

FOR SALE 2009, Embroidery on found cardboard box. 12 x 13 x 19.5 inches

He’s back from Las Vegas where he and Shannon Eakins are living while she gets her MFA. We miss ’em and look forward to catching up tomorrow night.

There are many other good shows including Yuki Nakamura and Gretchen Bennett at Howard House. For more complete coverage hit Best Of, Another Bouncing Ball and Jen Graves.

Congrats Marc! I’ll see you  there.

William Powhida in the NYT

Wow. A nice article about William in the New York Times. Read it here. This is a print he did a couple of years ago for the Miami art fairs – in 2007, but he dated it 2008. Still feels relevant.

Market Crash Archival inkjet print on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Natural White 310g; Sheet size: 31 x 24 inches; Image size: 16.25 x 10.75 inches. Printed by Lower East Side Print Shop; ed of 50, 2007
Market Crash Archival inkjet print on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Natural White 310g; Sheet size: 31 x 24 inches; Image size: 16.25 x 10.75 inches. Printed by Lower East Side Print Shop; ed of 50, 2007

You better stop by Platform and get your Powhida today! William’s website here and his blog here. Way to go William!

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.