All posts by Vivian Hua

Vivian Hua (華婷婷) wears a lot of random hats, but has somewhat mastered globetrotting like a hobo and evading traditional 9-to-5 work schedules. She enjoys observing human idiosyncrasies perhaps more than anything and is a magnet for homeless people (a joy) and bug bites of all types (absolutely terrible). Through her work, she hopes to embrace the temporary while documenting the nostalgic, using divination and dream symbolism as guides through the cosmic maze. Additional writing, art, video, and other crap, like her astrological chart, can be seen at www.inallthings-patterns.net. She is the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE magazine, and quite appreciates unsolicited personal e-mails just to shoot the shit and narrow the gaps between human beings.
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Travis Lampe Goes All Out At Roq La Rue.

No one should be able to accuse illustrator Travis Lampe of not working hard enough, because it’s quite clear from his show at Roq La Rue that Lampe has got his shit together and his vision clear. As if coming up with a dozen amazing paintings isn’t enough, Lampe presents us with wood-cut panels and...Read...
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David Stevenson At Cherry Street Cafe!

Now on display at Cherry Street Cafe (the 1212 1st Ave. location) are the tripped out works of artist David Stevenson. The above piece is entitled Battles, and it turns what might be a Seattle cityscape into a living, breathing organism. The symbolism hidden in Stevenson’s pieces surely mean different things to different people, but...Read...
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In Your Absence / En Tu Ausencia (2008) Film Review

Directed by Ivan Noel In Your Absence, or En Tu Ausencia, is a surprising first-time effort by director Iván Noel that emanates beauty in more ways than one. Set in a pristine stretch of Spanish countryside, In Your Absence is filmed amidst a breath-taking setting full of enveloping blue skies, abundant sunflowers, flowering fields, and...Read...
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Skinner‘s Solo Show At The 111 Minna In San Francisco!

With a style that embraces creatures as well as tribal influences and sophisticated patterns, Skinner is an artist who truly knows his style, yet never becomes boring. Skinner’s pieces, which feature everything from helmeted guards to reptilian creatures and evil castles with faces, might remind you of a nerd’s favorite fantasy book by description, but...Read...
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The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle (2009) Film Review

About a year ago, I was working for a start-up in an old building in Seattle’s SoDo District. It was complete with rickity floorboards and unusual decorations crafted from salvaged parts. The overwhelming scent could’ve been described as “dusty.” The upstairs housed uniquely-decorated office spaces, and the downstairs had a large, spacious room with no...Read...
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School Days With A Pig (2008) Film Review

School Days With A Pig is a film that begins initially with a delightfully cute premise yet veers into the territory of issues such as morality and death. Teacher Mr. Hoshi, played by Satoshi Tsumabuki, introduces to his class of sixth graders a young pig, and then asks them if they would be interested in...Read...
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The Great San Francisco Earthquake Is Relived In 3D.

The 3D Center of Art and Photography in Portland, Oregon, is a rarity in its own right. A non-profit museum/gallery, the Center features antique and contemporary 3D imagery in the form of everything from antique stereocards to computer-generated 3D art. On display now through May 31st, 2009, is The City Quakes: The San Francisco Earthquakes...Read...
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Grätüitöüs Umläüt Pays Homage To Heavy Metal!

Most of the artists featured at this month’s Punch Gallery show, the hilariously-named Grätüitöüs Umläüt (curated by Jacob & Justin Gibbens), are multi-disciplined artists whose styles are anything but conventional. Nonetheless, they have all been brought together by the brotherly duo to pay homage to the art of heavy metal. The image at right is...Read...