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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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Trentmoller – Into The Great Wide Yonder Album Review

With his sophomore disc, Into The Great Wide Yonder, Danish musician Anders Trentemøller explores a great wide yonder of dark and powerful proportions. The album single, “Sycamore Feeling”, is a good indicator of Trentemøller’s accomplishments; particularly notable are the smokey vocals of Marie Fisker and the track’s immense moments of waxing and waning. Periods of...Read...
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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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It’s Grits Short Film Review (1978)

It was the perfect setting for the classic food film, It’s Grits: a sweltering 90+ degree Sunday in a big tent, with everyone fanning themselves with their program booklets, in a venue called the Tobacco Warehouse. It felt like being in the Deep South, the home of grits themselves, with one exception; it was the...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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