For the most part, the Seattle art scene got quickly back to normal after the recent quake. The First Thursday Art Walk went ahead as usual, just a day after the earth shook. Now local galleries are filled with this month’s new art. KUOW art critic, Gary Faigin, recently walked past the flagged buildings in Pioneer Square to visit the Grover-Thurston Gallery, where a highly-regarded local painter, Karen Ganz, is having her eighth Seattle show. He found an intriguing tie-in between her works and recent events. Here are his thoughts.
For many people, the artist’s life seems a picture of freedom. It is easy to image that the rules that run the work day at the office, warehouse, or factory are gloriously absent in the artist’s studio, where creativity and spontaneity reign.