Last Night's ArtWalk Was Great. Tomorrow Looks Good For Art Too.
- Office Iole is about to hand out a citation for improper Picassoing.
SOIL's Vs. the Matador
is hilarious. You have to go. It's a parody of the Picasso show
at SAM, complete with a thick orange line painted on the floor that directs your movement through the gallery (yes, there really is one at SAM, and yes, Picasso painted it himself
), a coat check, an audio tour, a surveillance feed, a "kids' area," photos of Seattle artists dressed up like Picasso on the wall, gift shop areas all all over the place packed with artist-made stuff, and, last night, artist Iole Alessandrini dressed up as a (hot) Picasso-traffic cop
. Holiday shopping for SURE. Who would not want to own one of Nicholas Nyland's stanchion sculptures? Or Shaun Kardinal's embroidered antique postcards? Or Jana Brevick's Santo Picasso gold tooth-crown relic? Or a Picasso onesie??? Seriously. Do it. (That includes you, SAM director Derrick Cartwright!)
More pics on FB.
Another highlight for me was Wynne Greenwood's show of two strap-on TVs on the floor at Lawrimore Project
—and that brings me to the central conflict of this weekend: The wonderful Cat Clifford
is back for a visit and presenting a new video and drawings, plus will facilitate a movement workshop based on Yvonne Rainer's celebrated minimalist dance piece Trio A
! This will happen at Hedreen Gallery at Seattle U from 12 to 2:30, and I'm so excited about it. Rainier is a feminist icon, and her works are rarely re-performed; almost never in Seattle. And I can't wait to see Clifford's new work. But at the same time, Greenwood will be semi-performing
in her own installation at Lawrimore Project; at 1 pm she will conduct an interview with an artist friend. The good news is you can't go wrong.