Recommended by Jasmyne Keimig
Seattle-based artist Jay Stern is presenting new paintings at Specialist in Pioneer Square. I Remember Feeling Far revolves around memory, spatial reflection, and the relationship between the physical and emotional sides of experience. Often, Stern’s paintings seem like structures in themselves, though only partly: a vaulted ceiling here, a window there, the checkered vinyl floor of an old craftsman house. His work balances the abstract and the figurative, filled with goopy blues, olive greens, and neutral tones that suggest an external landscape’s intrusion into quiet domestic interiors.