What else is currently awesome about Storefronts Seattle, you ask? Storefronts keeps a very up-to-date and well-written blog you should check out. But of what I've seen, I can recommend Evan Blackwell's subterranean installation BOOM! involving imagery of tower cranes, both sculpted and scattered on the floor as screenprints, in homage to the starting and stopping of construction. The piece can't be entered; it's looked at through the windows, like a diorama beneath street level. It's located between Gallery4Culture and Gallery 110 on the side of the TK building. I'm also intrigued by what artist Jennifer Zwick describes as her "upside-down living room directly mirrored by an outdoor scene." She's finishing it now in the International District. And for sheer boldness mixed with genuine sweetness, there's nothing like Strange Fruit by Saybree James and her 8-year-old son, Jaylin James, in Chinatown. The installation raises the spectre of the lynching song made famous by Billie Holiday, but also acts as a soft, communing space.
- The Stranger
- EVAN BLACKWELL In BOOM!, the scale and dimension of the tower cranes telescopes and collapses.
To the artists out there, I'm here to remind you that the deadline for all Storefronts applications for 2012 is coming right up: February 22.