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There's no visual art section this week, but we'd like to take this moment to recognize Seattle artist Jeffrey Simmons's supernaturally controlled watercolors. They simply seem physically impossible, as precise as if they were made in wet concrete. They scare us a little, seem a little Faustian. At the same time, they're vulnerable. Unlike Simmons's acrylic abstractions, the fuzzy planes of color in his watercolors look like they're disappearing, hovering the way only paint made from water can, and interrupted by subtle light splotches, as if errant fingerprints have stolen away a little color already. See one on the right.

 

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