Introducing Violet Strays: to just pass by as if the whole ordeal was a fading afterimage
- Robert Yoder, Glass House
—or violet strays, but who can keep up with the capitalization habits of creative people—put up its first show today
. The show is called Morphine
, and the way you look at it is simply by going to a web site and scrolling down the page.
Violet Strays is not just a web site gallery, it's "a curatorial project" of Serrah Russell and Alyssa Volpigno "featuring artists and thinkers in all mediums...seek[ing] to emphasize temporality while forging connections between artists and the internet."
- Lucas Blalock, Figure with Blanket (Arms Raised)
I don't know what this means exactly (we'll see more as time goes by), and I don't know why pictures of the Czech flag flying, a groovy table with abalone shells, and a bent and then non-bent bike rack (listed as "Plans for a sculpture" and "Alternate plans for a sculpture") are included along with collages, paintings, drawings by Seattle artists Robert Yoder, Ryan Horvath, and Lucas Blalock—but I like it. I like the wryness and the smartness; it feels like an old Crawl Space opening. I like trying to figure out why the curators put the images in the order they're in. I like that I can zoom. (That muddy oil painting's surface
!) And I like the inspiring poetical words at the top of the page by Jessica Powers (jessica powers).
Morphine is up through April 7. Visit each week to see a new artist.
And speaking of Yoder, don't forget the opening at his home gallery, Season, this Sunday from 2 to 5, of Sweet Love Falling Like A Pale Blue Light—sculptures and drawings by Dawn Cerny and collages by Adam Marnie.