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Vast vocabulary of visual tropes

If you see Ron Hinson’s show at Art on Center Gallery, you might think it is simply a rehash of the show he had there in August 2005. The painted constructions look identical to the ones he showed then. That is, if you don’t look too closely or don’t remember

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Vast vocabulary of visual tropes

If you see Ron Hinson’s show at Art on Center Gallery, you might think it is simply a rehash of the show he had there in August 2005. The painted constructions look identical to the ones he showed then. That is, if you don’t look too closely or don’t remember

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All-star artists

I have issues with the “8th Northwest Biennial” at the Tacoma Art Museum. Now don’t get me wrong. I think it’s a wonderful show featuring an all-star lineup of the best contemporary artists in the Pacific Northwest. It’s just not what I think a regional juried show should be —

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All-star artists

I have issues with the “8th Northwest Biennial” at the Tacoma Art Museum. Now don’t get me wrong. I think it’s a wonderful show featuring an all-star lineup of the best contemporary artists in the Pacific Northwest. It’s just not what I think a regional juried show should be —

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They heart Frida Kahlo

You’ve got to love Frida Kahlo — if not for her art, then for her outrageous sense of style and her superhuman courage. “Frida Kahlo: Images of an Icon” at the Tacoma Art Museum is not so much about Kahlo the artist as it is about Kahlo the woman. There are

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They heart Frida Kahlo

You’ve got to love Frida Kahlo — if not for her art, then for her outrageous sense of style and her superhuman courage. “Frida Kahlo: Images of an Icon” at the Tacoma Art Museum is not so much about Kahlo the artist as it is about Kahlo the woman. There are

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Full of art

This is the good stuff. Portland artist Jason Greene’s paintings of bottles and jars and bags at the new Black Front Gallery in Olympia. The show is called “Contain” because all of the paintings are of containers of one sort or another. But what these forms contain is virtuoso painting

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Full of art

This is the good stuff. Portland artist Jason Greene’s paintings of bottles and jars and bags at the new Black Front Gallery in Olympia. The show is called “Contain” because all of the paintings are of containers of one sort or another. But what these forms contain is virtuoso painting

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Better juried show

The Second Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition at the Fine Arts Center, South Puget Sound Community College, is far more consistent in quality than the first go-round last year. There’s nothing that really blows me away; it’s all rather typical modernist painting, sculpture and photography. But the overall quality is

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Better juried show

The Second Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition at the Fine Arts Center, South Puget Sound Community College, is far more consistent in quality than the first go-round last year. There’s nothing that really blows me away; it’s all rather typical modernist painting, sculpture and photography. But the overall quality is

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