Deuce 7 at BLVD Gallery

It’s been a while since an artist has completely blown my mind — especially in the urban art and illustration world — but Deuce 7‘s work did just that. They feature fantastically whispy lines, bright colors, and figures that walk the fine line between abstract and realistic. His pieces are somewhat juvenile like a child’s story book, yet ornate like the trimmings on a Gothic church. Coupled together, the result is nothing short of amazing — like a twisted children’s fairy tale.

Due to eavesdropping, I found out loosely that this piece was the result of driving past the same 7 mile Flathead tunnel in Montana over and over again. It doesn’t look exactly like this in real life. A shame. (Photo from Deuce 7’s Flickr account.)

Three pieces that took over the north wall of BLVD.

Deuce 7 takes care of people like me who don’t have money to burn with an assortment of framed little pieces that are every bit as intricate as the large ones, but cost much less — from $75 to $200.

Trust me — these pictures do not do Deuce 7 justice. Friday, July 11th, was the opening reception for his current show at the BLVD Gallery. It’ll run until August 2nd, 2008, so please, be sure to check it out.

More information at BLVD Gallery’s Website

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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

Vee has two narrative short films. Searching Skies (2017) touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States; with it, they helped co-organize The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. Reckless Spirits (2022) is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature-length project.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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