Joseph Goldberg: Blowtorched encaustics

Veteran painter Joseph Goldberg has a show of new work at Greg Kucera this month. According to Regina Hackett in the Seattle P-I, Goldberg is one of “the country’s first wave of encaustic painters, binding beeswax to linen with industrial heat and pressing powdered pigments into the still-warm surfaces, articulating his forms with a palette … read more… “Joseph Goldberg: Blowtorched encaustics”

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Hackett on Seattle artist Sherry Markovitz

Sherry Markovitz, 60, currently has a retrospective at the Bellevue Arts Center and a show of recent work at Greg Kucera. The Seattle artist is best known for her beaded, richly-adorned papier-mâché animal head trophies and dolls, which explore art and craft, life and death and metaphors of gender and identity. In the Seattle P-I … read more… “Hackett on Seattle artist Sherry Markovitz”

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The Knutson and Simmons experience in Seattle

In the Seattle Post-Intelligencer Regina Hackett reports that Michael Knutson and Jeffrey Simmons paint the way “sailors scrape barnacles off a deck, chipping away at empty space until it disappears into spiraling patterns. Their work relates to the larger community of abstract artists without being in anyone’s debt. They dig in not to limit themselves … read more… “The Knutson and Simmons experience in Seattle”

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Painting in Seattle: Darren Waterson, The Prom

“Darren Waterson: Last Days,” Greg Kucera, Seattle, WA. Through February 9.“The Prom: A Semi-formal Survey of Semi,” curated by Alex Ohge. Lawrimore Project,, Seattle, WA. Through February 23. Artists include Tomory Dodge (LA), Ingrid Calame (LA), Eric Sall (NY), Gordon Terry (NY), Nicholas Nyland (Seattle), Yoon Lee (SF), Tiffany Calvert (NY), Robert Hardgrave (Seattle), Joseph … read more… “Painting in Seattle: Darren Waterson, The Prom”

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Shimomura’s deadpan memories of internment

“Roger Shimomura: Minidoka on My Mind” Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA. Through Dec. 22. Shimomura’s new paintings explore his childhood experiences in an Idaho internment camp for Japanese-Americans during WW II. “After years of studious concern over content, I feel that I have either reached or sunk to a level of security where ideas for … read more… “Shimomura’s deadpan memories of internment”

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