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Recycled re-ART

Art from recycled materials is nothing new. Picasso and Braque were doing it before most of us were born. But today it is done with a more direct emphasis on environmental stewardship. Gallery Madera has jumped on this bandwagon with re-ART ’08, a juried exhibition of art from recycled materials

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Recycled re-ART

Art from recycled materials is nothing new. Picasso and Braque were doing it before most of us were born. But today it is done with a more direct emphasis on environmental stewardship. Gallery Madera has jumped on this bandwagon with re-ART ’08, a juried exhibition of art from recycled materials

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Minimalist abstract

Daniel Clayman’s minimalist abstract sculptures have been compared to the works of Martin Puryear and Tony Cragg. To me his work looks a lot like a sculpture by Donald Judd, especially in its clarity and what I can only call its “is-ness,” a kind of undeniable presence. Plus it has

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Minimalist abstract

Daniel Clayman’s minimalist abstract sculptures have been compared to the works of Martin Puryear and Tony Cragg. To me his work looks a lot like a sculpture by Donald Judd, especially in its clarity and what I can only call its “is-ness,” a kind of undeniable presence. Plus it has

Olympia Arts Walk

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Olympia Arts Walk

I remember the very first Olympia Arts Walk. It was 37 walks ago, which would have been around 1991 or ’92, back when they called it Art Walk and it happened only once a year. During one of those earliest events a fellow artist — I think it was Tucker

Olympia Arts Walk

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Olympia Arts Walk

I remember the very first Olympia Arts Walk. It was 37 walks ago, which would have been around 1991 or ’92, back when they called it Art Walk and it happened only once a year. During one of those earliest events a fellow artist — I think it was Tucker

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Bayonet to the heart

Like John McCain before the first debate, I’m going to suspend my campaign — sort of. Meaning that I’m going to quit being a critic — sort of. Because Matthew Scott’s show at Lark Gallery, At War, should be seen for its content and not necessarily for its artistic quality. Scott,

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Bayonet to the heart

Like John McCain before the first debate, I’m going to suspend my campaign — sort of. Meaning that I’m going to quit being a critic — sort of. Because Matthew Scott’s show at Lark Gallery, At War, should be seen for its content and not necessarily for its artistic quality. Scott,

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Forty Years

John McCuistion’s show at Kittridge Gallery, University of Puget Sound is called Forty. It is a 40-year retrospective with the earliest works going back to the mid ’60s but most from more recent years. It’s an excellent show. McCuistion is ceramic sculptor. The show includes about a dozen standing figures on

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Forty Years

John McCuistion’s show at Kittridge Gallery, University of Puget Sound is called Forty. It is a 40-year retrospective with the earliest works going back to the mid ’60s but most from more recent years. It’s an excellent show. McCuistion is ceramic sculptor. The show includes about a dozen standing figures on

Circle of Friends

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Circle of Friends

Rob Fiser’s  AmeriKa: The Fourth Reich is the centerpiece of a large and varied group show called Circle of Friends at Grand Impromptu Gallery. AmeriKa consists of life-size game pieces in the form of clothespin portraits of members of the Bush regime.    “This is the first game sanctioned by the Ministry

Circle of Friends

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Circle of Friends

Rob Fiser’s  AmeriKa: The Fourth Reich is the centerpiece of a large and varied group show called Circle of Friends at Grand Impromptu Gallery. AmeriKa consists of life-size game pieces in the form of clothespin portraits of members of the Bush regime.    “This is the first game sanctioned by the Ministry

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My take on Maddock

You’ve probably already heard of Jeremiah Maddock. You may have seen some of his work already. You most likely read Daniel Blue’s article about his latest show at Mineral (Mineral is good for you, Weekly Volcano, Aug. 28). Now I offer my take on it. It’s pretty good. I might even

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My take on Maddock

You’ve probably already heard of Jeremiah Maddock. You may have seen some of his work already. You most likely read Daniel Blue’s article about his latest show at Mineral (Mineral is good for you, Weekly Volcano, Aug. 28). Now I offer my take on it. It’s pretty good. I might even

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Apophenia

You could call this show the old pro and the hot new upstart. Gallery Madera calls it Apophenia, which according to the gallery Web site means "the spontaneous perception of connections and meaningfulness in unrelated phenomena." According to Wikipedia, it means "the experience of seeing patterns or connections in random

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Worthy Slice

Mindy Barker’s Slice at Fulcrum Gallery is a series of five paintings on glass that hang from the gallery ceiling, two more paintings done directly on the gallery windows, five separate and slightly different paintings in the front gallery, and four smaller paintings and a series of 25 painted compact

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Glass half full

I thought half of the installations now gracing the Woolworth Windows were fascinating — meaning Denise Bookwalter’s Dimensional Airship Print and Shannon Benine’s Peaceful Endurance. The other two installations, Jordan Starr-Bochicchio and Victor Bochicchio’s Curb Appeal and Megan Berner’s Wallow Installation, left me cold and uncaring. Benine’s work is beautiful and

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Glass half full

I thought half of the installations now gracing the Woolworth Windows were fascinating — meaning Denise Bookwalter’s Dimensional Airship Print and Shannon Benine’s Peaceful Endurance. The other two installations, Jordan Starr-Bochicchio and Victor Bochicchio’s Curb Appeal and Megan Berner’s Wallow Installation, left me cold and uncaring. Benine’s work is beautiful and

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Bombshell exhibition

Ever see a bombshell up close and personal? It will blow you away. Half a century ago the word bombshell was slang for a buxom broad, a big-boob beauty. Marilyn Monroe was called a blonde bombshell. Get the picture? Well, you will starting Saturday, Aug. 16, at Rebecca V Gallery

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Bombshell exhibition

Ever see a bombshell up close and personal? It will blow you away. Half a century ago the word bombshell was slang for a buxom broad, a big-boob beauty. Marilyn Monroe was called a blonde bombshell. Get the picture? Well, you will starting Saturday, Aug. 16, at Rebecca V Gallery

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