Tag: Jen Graves

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Matthew Offenbacher’s gift

Matthew Offenbacher, “Untitled,” 2009,oil and acrylic on stainguard, 52″ x 45″ Matthew Offenbacher, “Untitled,” 2009,oil and acrylic on stainguard, 52″ x 45″ In her entertaining fall arts preview in The Stranger, Jen Graves reports that she’s looking forward to Seattle artist Matthew Offenbacher’s new project, “The Gift Shop.” “Matthew Offenbacher […]

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Kevin Regan in his studio. Photo by Mimi Luse Kevin Regan profile at Bushwickbk.com http://bit.ly/17tPTo about 9 hours ago Austin Thomas “Practice Space” opens at Kris Graves tomorrow. http://bit.ly/nyOLi 13 hours ago (Update: Opening is TODAY–I’ll be there.) Austin Thomas, “Japanese Temple Sketch,” 2009, collage on paper, 11 × 8 […]

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Newsflash: Some artists can write

Jen Graves reports in The Stranger that some well-known Northwest artists have banded together to write a newsletter. “Last week in a group of artists, collectors, and writers, the painter Matthew Offenbacher handed out a stack of two folded 8 1/2 by 14 sheets of brownish paper printed on both […]

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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 […]

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Aaron Bagley: Experimental guy

In The Stranger, Jen Graves profiles her friend, artist Aaron Bagley. “Given that he’s everywhere, you’d think it would be possible to synthesize his style, to describe in a few words what to expect from a show of his. But Bagley, who graduated from Cornish in 2004, isn’t narrowing down […]

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Gaylen Hansen retrospective in Seattle

“Gaylen Hansen: Three Decades of Paintings,” curated by Keith Wells. Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA. Through Jan. 6. Organized by the Museum of Art at Washington State University, Pullman, WA. See images of his work. A retrospective of Washington-based painter Gaylen Hansen features more than 30 paintings drawn from public […]

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SAM slam

Lee Rosenbaum Lee Rosenbaum reports today in the Wall Street Journal: “Most museums expand to make room for their existing permanent collections. The Seattle Art Museum expanded, to 268,000 from 150,000 square feet, so that it could persuade local donors to augment its permanent collection, in time for its 75th […]