Jessica Powers

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Old media hitting the new millennium, the fireside chat is back in action. To set the scene: one 19-year-old writer, one 23-year-old artist fresh out of school, one 25-year-old working artist, one 27-year-old curator, one 30-year-old working artist from afar, and one 40-year-old curator. To get there they piled into two cars; one on a cigarette side-run with the intention of looping towards a backyard, one on a mad dash to get the fire going and the bottles uncorked. It was a conversation... [more]
Hashemi's Studiousness   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Sol Hashemi at 4Culture February 5th, 2010 - February 27th, 2010
Posted 3/1/10
A bad way to start a review, but for as good a cause as can be expected: maybe the most curious and interesting objects start from places of banality and vulgarity, or just smell like them. “Object History Awareness,” an exhibition of new works by Sol Hashemi at 4Culture in Seattle, embodies this very dilemma. Cursory, shallow, and unwise glances would see the affectations of the young and whimsical, and make corresponding assumptions – he’s deifying mental illness, he’s a DIY copycat, all his... [more]
In Memory of the Department of Safety   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Mark Soo at Western Bridge January 24th, 2010 - February 7th, 2010
Posted 2/2/10
Mark Soo is presenting an installation in the modest upstairs corner gallery of Western Bridge as part of a new series of short exhibitions (called New Year). The Vancouver-based artist’s title is simply and non-referentially awesome: Night and fog and a glass of milk. It sounds like it might be about a lot of things but is actually about none of them. It's a dodge, a misperception, or just atmospheric haze. What am I supposed to do with this? He wants you to tangentially experience... [more]