Three very different shows where a high level of craftsmanship serves a provocative artistic vision are on view this month in Pioneer Square. In the exhibits of shimmering abstractions by Darren Waterston, giant wood sculptures by Minoru Ohira, and paintings by Francesca Sundsten, we see works by artists with something interesting to say who are in complete command of their mediums. KUOW art critic, Gary Faigin, was particularly intrigued by the Sundsten show, her first in Seattle in two years, at the Davidson Gallery. Here is his review.
The principal subject of this new, cloudless show is the individual: their fears, dreams, and relationship to the wider world — and appealing as Sundsten’s sky paintings may have been, people pictures they were not.