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Nick Beery’s Zombie Rappers

I’m going to preface this post by saying that I am deeply afraid of zombies. We all have our irrational fears, and mine happen to include being cold, the texture of chalk, and above all else, zombies. So when I say that I absolutely love Nick Beery’s zombie rapper series at Urban Light Studioss, you...Read...
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The Haunting Rural With Justin Beckman

Washington artist Justin Beckman explores the urban/rural divide through a series of works that showcase nostalgic Americana. Justin’s installations and projections leave viewers with the feeling of having just walked into an abandoned hunting lodge, and while the first impression is one of haphazard nonchalance, a closer look reveals mindfully curated details. In his artist statement, Justin...Read...
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Poster Of The Week On The Stranger!

Our show poster for our 5-Year Anniversary Event (tomorrow, in Seattle, at Chop Suey) got Poster Of The Week at The Stranger. What the article failed to mention is that each poster was individually blockprinted on found sheets of magazine paper; each product is 100% unique. Yeah! Here’s another sample. There’s a million more.
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City Mediation Crew, TODAY in Seattle!

Get out and enjoy the sun, Seattlites. Check out this interesting interactive performance taking place downtown at Occidental Square Park today from 11:00am to 1:30pm and 4:30pm to 7:30pm. New York’s City Mediation Crew will be doing their typical tasks slowly and deliberately, to encourage thought. From the press release: Clad in white coveralls emblazoned...Read...
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Pigment Transfers By Hollis Brown Thornton.

I first saw Hollis Brown Thornton‘s work on Tumblr and was immediately enamored with it. Her pieces have the aesthetic of a good collage, but with a much more organic quality thanks to the inherent randomness of pigment transfers. Her acrylic paintings and ink drawings have the same kind of feel to them as well,...Read...
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3D Visuals By Xia XiaoWan And Nobu Nakanishi.

Two artists, Xia XiaoWan and Nobu Nakanish, have both decided to use thin sheets of material arranged like dominoes to create visual depth. While both explore the use of visuals and space in similar manners, the resulting works are dramatically different, in terms of mood and overall vibe. — Xiao XiaoWan Painting From The Inside...Read...
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Used Clothing Yields Art For Derick Melander

Textiles are amongst the most wasteful items human beings consume on a regular basis, so why not turn ugly secondhand clothing into art? Derick Melander does it. Stacks of textiles are oriented by color to create neat vertical columns that practically paintings when viewed from afar, complete with drips and all.  
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Sara Zin’s Portraits

Sara Zin is a Seattle oil painter who creates striking portraits that are  both smooth and pixelated. Sara paintings are mostly portraits, but she describes her work as being concerned with specific moments: “As individuals, we are drawn to each other in a near constant search for intimacy and communication. As an artist, I feel...Read...
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