Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Clueless in Seattle

Bambino and I are heading to Seattle tomorrow for a quick trip with a trifold of excuses: celebrating our anniversary, visiting dear friends and collectors, and getting a snapshot of the gallery scene there. We are newbies to the scene, so we totally appreciate the awesome folks at Platform gallery who sent me a great list of what to see, and although it's probably more than enough, I'm insatiable and so seeking any additional ideas of how to pack in as much art as possible. Any and all suggestions are very welcome. Here's what's on our agenda thus far:

  • Crash. Pause. Rewind. at Western Bridge
  • Swallow Harder at the Frye
  • 150 Works of Art At the Henry Art Gallery
  • Howard House
  • Greg Kucera
  • James Harris
Other must-see venues or shows?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out the Crash show at Western Bridge, everyone loves it.

Actually, I have work in the show, and that work got reviewed here:

Enjoy your trip.


2/22/2006 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Ethan said...

You might want to check out Coca:

Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA)
CoCA Website
Phone: 206 728-1980
Description: CoCA serves the Pacific Northwest as a catalyst and forum for the advancement, development, and understanding of contemporary art. CoCA provides opportunities for the art audience in this region to view new and experimental artwork firsthand in exhibitions which show the work of international, national and local artists. CoCA is committed to exploring issues, media, and concepts relevant to the world and times in which we live. Site-specific installations, performance art, multi-media and multi-disciplinary programs, and gallery exhibitions of visual art are all within the focus of the organization. CoCA is committed to commissioning new work and providing exposure for emerging artists in a variety of media. CoCA's galleries serve as an artistic proving ground resulting in programming that is experimental in nature--an important distinction between CoCA and other visual arts institutions and organizations in this region.

2/22/2006 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous David said...

I haven't been there in awhile, but check out Flying Fish (don't know if that's the proper name) at Pikes Market. It's not an art venue - they sell fish. Pretty touristy, but kind of fun.

2/22/2006 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous jj said...

Absolutely positively check out Rem Koolhaas' central Library... get there before 6:00 though.

Soil (right next to platform is very important to the health of the scene)... they are still recovering up there.

Go to the hideout bar to mee more artists and art types.

The Wright space is amazing as well but but Im uncertain what they are showing right now.

2/22/2006 12:05:00 PM  
Blogger Christopher said...

Josh beat me too it damn it - I just bought his work in Miami last December that is in Western Bridge show right now. It will be featured on a future episode of 'The Destitute Collector'!

2/22/2006 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Ethan said...

jj said...
Absolutely positively check out Rem Koolhaas' central Library... get there before 6:00 though.

Oh yes! I've heard great things about the Library... I keep meaning to get up there (from Portland) and check it out.

2/22/2006 12:20:00 PM  
Blogger Edna said...

Santiago Cucullu and the permanent James Turrell installation at Henry Art Gallery.

2/22/2006 12:27:00 PM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

OK, so that's three recommendations for the exhibition Josh is in, two for the Rem Koolhaas' central Library, another for the Henry Art Gallery, and one for Coca.

Oh, and the Hideout will be my treat for my patient hosts who are gonna be oh-so-sorry they volunteered to drive us around, so thanks for that too.

2/22/2006 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you have time Suyama Space is always worth visiting
FYI it is only open 9-5, M-F

2/22/2006 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous seattle expert said...

I hear they have this thing called the "Space Needle" and a great coffee shop they call "Starbucks" (big Moby Dick fans, I guess). Apparently it "rains a lot", so don't forget your "umbrella." Make sure to catch the "Grunge" music on the radio, and bring lots of "Flannel shirts" if you want to look "hip."

2/22/2006 01:34:00 PM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

well I hope to never want to look hip, but you surely know your stuff there, expert... ;-)

The Suyama Space looks serene.

2/22/2006 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous John Tevis said...

Edward, make that four for the Public Library. It's the most important civic architecture in the United States in atleast 50 years. And four for Western Bridge.

Go check out the construction site for the Olympic Sculpture Park.

Get fish and chips at Daley's on Eastlake.

You can skip CoCA.

2/22/2006 03:13:00 PM  
Blogger Lenny said...

I did a Seattle gallery walk-through a while back... you can read it online here:

2/22/2006 03:58:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

With this list of to dos' your going to be sleepless in Seattle also.

2/23/2006 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Pet. Cast. said...

SEATTLE (AP) -- Artists and city planners are reshaping the city's largest undeveloped downtown waterfront -- a toxic vacant lot -- into a sculpture park, museum and environmental restoration project that officials hope will become a new landmark alongside the Space Needle and Pike Place Market.
Bordered on three sides by high-rise condominiums, the $85 million Olympic Sculpture Park was designed to highlight the natural setting on the shores of Seattle's waterfront while cleaning up the once-contaminated area.

Olympic Scupture Park;=34

2/23/2006 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous pam said...

Soil art gallery sometimes has some interesting things. The Seattle Museum of art is dismal. I wouldn't bother with it.

2/23/2006 01:11:00 PM  
Blogger I love painting said...

Great site!!

I would check out the Fremont Troll--ask someone to tell you how to get there. It is an amazing piece of public art done by a very cool architect.

2/24/2006 07:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget to stop by G. Gibson Gallery, at 300 South Washington Street.

2/25/2006 01:07:00 AM  
Blogger I love painting said...

The architect is Steve Badaines (sp?) and he has a firm called The Jersey Devils. They've done some great stuff and most of it green-building.

2/26/2006 08:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

one of your artist was posted on painternyc a couple of days ago.

2/27/2006 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seattle erotic art festival from march 24-26. i don't know if you'll be there for that long, but it might be worth checking out.

2/27/2006 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous eva said...

There are some fun blogs out of seattle... dangerous chunky and vroom journal, for starters. you might want to hook up with them or get their take, because they see a lot of shows, are out there all of the time.

2/27/2006 09:54:00 PM  

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