Gretchen Bennett’s love letters to Kurt Cobain in Seattle

Gretchen Bennett explores the pop-culture iconography of the Seattle area through drawings of the band Nirvana and its lead singer Kurt Cobain. Bennett’s source materials include YouTube video footage and Gus Van Sant’s film, “Last Days.” In The Stranger, Jen Graves writes that everything Bennett makes is a sort of humbled afterlife of something else. … read more… “Gretchen Bennett’s love letters to Kurt Cobain in Seattle”

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Ken Kelly’s impulsively painted grids

“Ken Kelly: Future Perfect,” Howard House, Seattle, WA. Through Feb. 23. Ken Kelly’s paintings are red, black and white oil and enamel on canvas, and have a slick, shiny surface which belies the heartbreaking nature of the unevenly hand-rendered squares and dashes. If you stopped by the Aqua Hotel during the fairs in Miami, you … read more… “Ken Kelly’s impulsively painted grids”

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Cameron Martin’s neonoir experience

“Neonoir,” curated by Cameron Martin. Howard House, Seattle, WA. Through Sept. 22. Artists include Dike Blair, Michael Byron, Judith Eisler, Wayne Gonzales, Angelina Gualdoni,George Rush, Helen Sadler. Martin writes in her essay: “For me, the contemporary noir image can highlight a new kind of sublimity, in which our fear of an identifiable moral lapse is … read more… “Cameron Martin’s neonoir experience”

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