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Young Blood

Noah Davis, Kahlil Joseph, The Underground Museum


Frye Art Museum First Hill
Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through June 19 2016


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My god, I haven't seen a show this good—this vital, appealing, meaningful—in Seattle in a long time. The Frye's exhibition of films and paintings by Kahlil Joseph and his brother Noah Davis is a display of strong connections between two brilliant artists accomplished in very different worlds and mediums. It's also a tale of famous, sought-after artists who've held their own in the big time, consistently making original, relevant, and powerful art. Young Blood is also a story of one Seattle family embedded in a rich heritage of Black art in Seattle and beyond. Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, member of another artist family, curated Young Blood with great care, at the invitation of departing Frye director Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker. Alley-Barnes's installation has threads running through it. The way he chose and arranged the art, you'll see colors recur as well as thematic connections, and the brothers' subtle use of the ancient shape of a pyramid. The show expands the more you look, and it makes you look. If you focus too long on one figure or scar of lightning, you feel the pang of missing another one, and move to another angle to see more. These works are epic but specific, personal and familial but universal. JG

Frye Art Museum

704 Terry Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
Hours: Thurs–Sun, 11 am–5 pm

Venue Hours
  • Thurs–Sun, 11 am–5 pm
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through June 19 2016