X Y Z Pioneer Square
Thu., Aug. 3, 6 p.m.-12 a.m. 2017
In May, Rich Smith wrote, "Mount Analogue, Cold Cube Press, and Gramma are set to open up shops in Pioneer Square's Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts later this summer. You know Mount Analogue because they published two beautiful, one-of-a-kind books this year—Ted Powers's Manners and Halie Theoharides's Final Rose. You know Gramma because they published two incredible books of poetry this year—Sarah Galvin's Ugly Time and Christine Shan Shan Hou's Garden For Lonely Girls. And you know Cold Cube Press for publishing two gorgeous and fascinating risograph comics and literary arts anthologies, plus Taylor Dow's terrific comic book, Apocalypse Dad."
The three groups listed above will be joined by a fourth—Specialist, an art gallery. Celebrate the opening of this exciting new spot with performances and a site-specific interactive installation titled Women in the Style of Taco Bell by the beloved Mary Anne Carter (complete with women dressed as tacos walking around with serving platters and happening at Mount Analogue's Y SPACE), original artworks by Mungo Thomson, Sandy Skoglund, Nobuyoshi Araki, Linda Connor, and Shirin Neshat (at Cold Cube Press and Gramma's ZZZ SPACE), and a show titled It's me and it's you and it's yes featuring paintings by Alexi Brown-Schmidt and benches by William E. Shields (at Specialist's X SPACE). To keep the party going long into the evening, Bellingham artist "Future Man" (cartoonist Cullen Beckhorn's alter ego) will read from a comic he made with Drew Miller. Barry told Rich Smith the performance contains "a musical element," which will transform into a DJ set.
300 S Washington St, Seattle, WA 98104