As the calmly fearless artist Alex Schweder talks about his "persistent obsessions," he wears Roman work pants that make him look a little like a fireman. He discusses Murmurs (his current show with Richard Barnes and Charles Mason at Howard House), ancient Roman toilets, A Sac of Three Rooms Three Times A Day coming up at Suyama Space in January, the messy way that "your body is a tube that the world flows through," biodegradable Milanese plastic, the Seagram building versus the Blur building, and the most transgressive piece of public art in Washington stateā€”his Lovesick Walls at the Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. He jokes about his misunderstood intentions for the piece: "And then let's put some vaginas in there because who doesn't like a vagina!" What more could you want?

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The Stranger's review of the show:HERE.

See more of Alex's work HERE.