lTwo women artists new to Seattle galleries are being introduced this month in Pioneer Square. Their show at the Linda Hodges Gallery runs until the end of the month. Here with our review is KUOW art critic, Gary Faigin.
For the contemporary artist, borrowing pictures from the past has become an enormously engaging preoccupation. Artists as diverse as Picasso and David Salle have freely copied, cut and pasted, with motivations ranging from homage to deconstruction.
Two intriguing artists who make good use of older images are currently showing on opposite walls at the Linda Hodges Gallery.
Portland artist Sherrie Wolf quotes European masterpieces in a manner that is both respectful and playful at the same time. She places fruit on glass plates on top of reproductions of old master paintings, then paints this layered arrangement in a colorful, almost photo-realist style. The resulting image serves as a sort of commentary on the original masterwork.