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Victim of American Fear (Inspired by Oscar Grant)

Just wanted to share a painting done by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, of Oscar Grant. This is what Fazlalizadeh had to say about the piece, and about Grant, in general: “This painting is my reaction to the Johannes Mehrsele, a former BART officer, verdict and sentencing in the case of him fatally shooting Oscar Grant, an unarmed...Read...
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Song of Tent City at Tether Design Gallery

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...
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Rachel Goodrich – “Light Bulb” Music Video

This video is 9 months old, but I’m just seeing its gun-toting, beanie-wearing, low-riding, ass-shaking, gang sign-throwing, money-flaunting glory. This is one hell of an amazing video, where unlikely individuals point Glocks and jiggle their rumps at the camera while lipsyncing to singer-songwriter Rachel Goodrich’s sunshiney jam. Marvelous, marvelous, marvelous! Video directed by Lucas Leyva...Read...
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The Agony and Ecstasy of Phil Spector (2009) Film Review

The Agony and Ecstasy of Phil Spector Directed by Vikram Jayanti Starring: Phil Spector, Lana Clarkson Last year, legendary producer Phil Spector was (spoiler alert!) sent to jail for 19 years to life for the murder of Lana Clarkson. The circumstances were suspect, the scene of the crime grisly; Lana Clarkson had been shot point...Read...
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There’s Still Time, Brother Short Film Review (2010)

The Wooster Collective’s There’s Still Time, Brother, is quite the interactive filmmaking achievement. Displayed in a circular room, it features the composite of twelve different cameras, stitched together loosely to fill a 360-degree space. From the center of the room, stools radiate outwards, and one central chair, with a back, serves as the solitary “remote”...Read...
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Antonia Martinez, Jim Vecchi, Lori Waselchuk At Blue Sky Photography Gallery

antonio martinez Martinez will be showing a 6.5-minute film entitled Near The Egress, which is a compiled stop-motion animation using a series of black-and-white film prints. — jim vecchi Jim Vecchi creates conceptual photographic images which focus on minute details; his latest series — and the series on display at Blue Sky Photography Gallery —...Read...
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Abraham Ingle‘s Conceptual Art At False Front Gallery

Portland conceptual artist Abraham Ingle‘s first solo show is quite a curious one. Starting today at False Front Studio in Portland, Ingle will be displayed his socially-inspired art. The show, entitled If A Tree Falls… consists of all new practice projects which explore notions of presence in the age of “always on.” You should definitely...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...