Cleveland artist Matthew Penkala paints images as seen through a visually-impaired haze. The impressive portion here lies in the presence of both incredible simplicity and detail; capturing diffused light is a bit more difficult than it might seem, particularly on canvasses that range from 24" squares to 60" squares!

Sarah Winchester is a multi-talented gal. After graduating from MassArt in Boston, Winchester has embraced a life rich with art and music. On the art side, Winchester paints, draws, and makes linocuts, while satisfying her musical side through A Weather and her personal project; Team...

I'm going to infer a lot of things from Dan Lydersen's pop surrealist paintings, so here goes: 1) He must be kind of fun; 2) He must have diverse interests; 3) He must be constantly pushing himself as an artist; 4) McDonald's must have some significant impact in his...

These hypothetical structures are a combination of M.C. Escher, Mayan temples, labryinths, and 3-dimensional city maps; they're a veritable Where's Waldo of trip-outs for the eyeballs. Here's what artist John Borowicz had to say about the series: "...

Now at pun(c)tuation (705A East Pike St., Seattle, WA), are sculptural works by Keith Murakata. The series is heavil centered around comic book character Captain America, who, according to Wikipedia, first appeared in Marvel Comics' 1940s predecessor, Timely Comics as an "...

The belated theme for this month is Odyssey and Oracle. I'm looking back as we plunge forward into the fog that is the new year. This comic is a story done two ways. The panels illustrate the story and the ribbon running through the comic...

Beards and mustaches are in, it's true, but it certainly isn't everyday that you see beardos and mustachios with such well-kept facial hair as you do at the World Beard & Mustache Championship. And rightly so; these are the best of the best, and the...

Go to Roq La Rue (2312 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA) on January 14th. It will be incredible. The opening, which will feature the mixed media photography and sculpture of the ever-talented Mandy Greer, the show sees Roq La Rue transformed into a multi-chamber installation. Textiles are...

Last year's romp into Portland's First Thursday Art Walk yielded only a couple notable things. The best of them all, though, was Tokyo's OriginalStyle at Hellion Gallery. He documents his favorite skate spots around Tokyo, and overlays acrylic type on intricately-drawn backdrops, but in a...