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 state—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.