The Seattle gallery’s show “Color and Pattern” is a big departure from other, realism-dominated shows from Allen’s trove of artworks. You’ll see masters of the form, though, like Damien Hirst, Wassily Kandinsky and Frank Stella.
Who knew? Paul Allen Collection does abstraction at Pivot Art + Culture - published in Seattle Times, May 22, 2017
Pivot Art + Culture is currently exhibiting “Color and Pattern” in its South Lake Union space. The show includes works by such nonrepresentational-art greats as Wassily Kandinsky, David Hockney and Agnes Martin,
Is ‘WE’ installation deep? No. Is it fun? Definitely - Published in Seattle Times, April 12, 2017.
At Seattle Art Museum, a peek at Paul Allen’s landscapes - Published in Seattle Times, February 21, 2017
“Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection” is an interesting mix, including the outlier Klimt landscape “Birch Forest” and the Cezanne post-Impressionist masterpiece “Mont Sainte-Victoire.”
At Seattle Art Museum, Wendy Saffel stands in stark contrast to the April Gornik painting “Lake Light” (2008). The painting is one of the nearly 40 works in the “Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection” now on view at SAM. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times)
‘A Closer Look’ at more of Paul Allen’s art collection at Pivot - published in Seattle Times, December 8, 2016
A review of “A Closer Look: Portraits from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection” at Pivot Art + Culture in Seattle, which hangs photos and paintings together by such artists and photographers as John Coplans, David Hockney and Guy Tillim.
'Matched Makers' is about being married to your work - Published in Seattle Times, October 18, 2016.
The show at the Museum of Northwest Art features works by 28 artist couples, including Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight, Sheila Klein and Ries Niemi, and Michael Bray and Anya Kivarkis.
Cops who marry cops, like cinema stars who couple with other stars, often make the case that only another member of their profession can fully understand and sympathize with the peculiarities of their job. A similar sentiment is expressed by artist Michael Bray, who says his conceptual jeweler partner Anya Kivarkis “understands the risks and lack of rewards for the risks” in what he does.
The power of restraint: Denmark’s anti-Impressionist, Vilhelm Hammershøi - Published in Seattle Times, July 19, 2016
Hammershøi’s works — dazzling in their own right — reflect his focus on solitude, silence and a universe reduced to shades of gray.
'Vermillion/Vermillion' open to interpretation - Published in Seattle Times, June 21, 2016.
Glass eyes: two portrait shows that combine paint with shards - Published in Seattle Times, May 16, 2016
At Traver Gallery, Gregory Grenon and Mary Josephson draw on ancient techniques — like Coptic mosaics — to create portraits of women who are strong and enigmatic.
New light-rail stations show off energetic public art - Published in Seattle Times, April 22, 2016
The public art in Seattle’s new Link light-rail stations — by the likes of Leo Saul Berk, Ellen Forney and Mike Ross — is playful, colossal and sometimes subtly subversive.
Leo Saul Berk’s “Subterranium” dominates the UW’s Link light-rail station as riders descend into the guts of the new rail system. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)
The magician explains his trick: These paintings by Norman Lundin are not what they seem - Published in Seattle Times, March 15, 2016
At first glance, the gray and moody paintings of Norman Lundin, now hanging at Greg Kucera Gallery, might seem realist — but if you look closer, their wit and self-awareness pop off the canvas.
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