With the proliferation of text-messaging and chat conversations and all sorts of data! being! transmitted! at! amazing!! speeds!!! throughout the world at any given SECOND, and in all sorts of RiDiCuLuZ FoRmZ, it seems only appropriate to base one show...

Lily McElroy throws herself at men and she is not shy about her leaping! Lily photographs herself flying through the air with impressive force and one imagines that from time to time she must end up tackling the men she hurls herself towards. On her...

By taking illustrations -- often portraits -- and cushioning them in variously-colored line art, fine artist and designer John Malloy has created a signature style for himself that radiates with energy and contrasts. Many of his music-related clients include but are not limited to KEXP, Minus...

There's a lot of geometrical artwork floating around these days. A lot of it is shrouded in collaged backdrops and fancy borders, but Tom Gallo needs only lovely textures -- largely of the wood grain variety -- and shapes surrounded by negative space to create...

2010 began on a dark note for artist Christopher Davison. His Disasters Are People Too series kicked off the year, and much like a poet or musician wearing his heart on his sleeve through words, Davison displayed his innermost feelings through strokes on canvas. The series was a reflection of the year 2009 -- a difficult year of transformation of Davison. Through the black-and-white gouache paintings featuring dismembered, mangled body parts floating through dark landscapes, one got the sense of incompleteness, and even the lack of gravity in the pieces did nothing to ease their weight.
"Overall, [2009] had me feeling like I had been knocked off my horse," Davison explains. "The economy was one thing, but I was also trying to push my art into new and unknown territory. It took the whole year for me to really feel like I had the brushes under control." For the first time, Davison began relying almost exclusively on gouache, as opposed to following his previous mixed media routine, which included the use of inks and pens. The darkness pervading the Disasters Are People Too series was heavy, but it was necessary fodder for Davison to move forward. His newer work is brighter and more colorful, and features what Davison calls a "genuine marriage" between his love for rich blacks and colors. They are well-balanced and seem to perfectly parallel Davison's personal tastes.

 

"I've always been a sucker for melancholic music and films. No one really borrows movies from me because when they look in my cabinet, they see Ingmar Bergman, Adam Curtis documentaries, or Jan Svankmajer animations. Likewise, the albums in my heavy rotation always sound better at night or in the winter. So, if media indicates anything, it’s that color may come and go, but black is here to stay." - Christopher Davison

 

Kitties in trees! Kitties with glasses! Kitties playing keyboards! So much adorable I don't even know how to handle it! Anke Weckmann's sweet illustrations are pretty much perfect. ...

I'm going to preface this post by saying that I am deeply afraid of zombies. We all have our irrational fears, and mine happen to include being cold, the texture of chalk, and above all else, zombies. So when I say that I absolutely love...

Washington artist Justin Beckman explores the urban/rural divide through a series of works that showcase nostalgic Americana. Justin's installations and projections leave viewers with the feeling of having just walked into an abandoned hunting lodge, and while the first impression is one of haphazard nonchalance, a closer...

Our show poster for our 5-Year Anniversary Event (tomorrow, in Seattle, at Chop Suey) got Poster Of The Week at The Stranger. What the article failed to mention is that each poster was individually blockprinted on found sheets of magazine paper; each product is 100% unique....

Get out and enjoy the sun, Seattlites. Check out this interesting interactive performance taking place downtown at Occidental Square Park today from 11:00am to 1:30pm and 4:30pm to 7:30pm. New York's City Mediation Crew will be doing their typical tasks slowly and deliberately, to encourage...