Stacey Page takes found photographs and adorns their subjects with elaborate thread headdresses and masks. Delving into notions of ego and avatar, Page creates a seamless melding of antiquated strangers and vague, archetypical monsters that stare out at the viewer with some understated promise of wisdom and secrecy.
"There’s something universal in expressions, but there’s something very much not universal in how we read them, in the way we empathize and connect with each other."
"[Religion is] all a sham, but I'm being up front about it and putting it out on the table. I enjoy that aspect of it; it's the old switcheroo!"
"... As a person, I just really love to dig and dig and dig... I like it when there's a whole series of layers underneath."
"Handwork is not something that needs to be inherently feminine, and I like that idea."
"[Losing my job] was a blessing in disguise. I was really stressed out when it happened, but it motivated me to work on my art."
Poet Mimi Allen has spent the last few months living in a yurt as the Poet In Residence at Tent City, one of Seattle’s migratory homeless encampments. The folks over at Tether Design Gallery volunteered their gallery space for an exhibit based on the experience, and features work artists both inside and outside of tent...Read...
These delicious little vignettes feel like stumbling into the middle of a different era. I admit to mixed feelings about the fact that nostalgia for simpler times has become so pervasive in our current culture, but Alex Higlett does such a wonderful job of creating a truly immersive environment that I find myself embracing that...Read...
It’s always a pleasure to see stencils used in unorthodox ways, and Seattle artist Greg Boudreau provides some stunning examples of just how versatile the medium can be. Greg works predominantly on salvaged wood, and he manages to get some extremely detailed and unexpected atmospheric effects out of medium not usually known for its delicacy.