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Out of Sight


King Street Station Pioneer Square
Aug. 5-7, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Aug. 28 2016

$10 suggested

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Now that the madness of the international Seattle Art Fair has subsided, take some time with the artists who actually live here. For months, a team of eight curators and exhibition designers worked to bring you Out of Sight, a survey of more than 200 works of art by more than 100 artists and artist collectives from across Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia. “It’s a series of disruptions, some braver than others,” is how one artist summed it up as he stood looking around at the art in the magical, light-filled venue of historic King Street Station, with its exposed beams and brick and high ceilings and catwalks. The show is 20,000 square feet. (There are benches and couches for resting.) As far as mediums go, it’s light on photography, medium on video, and heavy on painting and sculpture. On the whole, the artists are enraged. In the aftermath of the shooting at Pulse Orlando and in the midst of Black Lives Matter, they’re demanding space and a turn at the mic for queer people, people of color, and anybody who otherwise, for whatever reason, speaks quietly. Abstraction has a major presence, just about an equal presence with direct messaging, interestingly. This is a show you really, truly must not miss, because it is a massive task to bring together artists from all up and down Cascadia, and it never happens at this scale, and may never again, depending on what next year holds for Seattle Art Fair and King Street Station, which is slated to be at least partly occupied by Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture. This is the second year for Out of Sight, and this year it’s leaps and bounds more cohesive, with fewer weak works. Two additional components make it exceptional: an installation program, featuring five artists responding specifically to the site, curated by Suyama Space’s Beth Sellars, and a performance program created by Molly Sides—and using those catwalks. JEN GRAVES

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303 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104

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This event is in the past.
  • Aug. 5-7, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Aug. 28 2016