The economic downturn has been hard on the local art scene, with several key contemporary galleries shutting their doors or leaving town. But artists keep working, nonetheless, and a number of ad-hoc, non-commercial exhibition spaces have emerged in recent years as an alternative way to show and sell work. Not all these spaces are storefronts, warehouses, or lofts. Several artists have opened their own homes to show work, the most notable of which is called Season (it offers four 3-month shows a year) and sits inconspicuously in Seattle’s Ravenna neighborhood.
KUOW's art critic, Gary Faigin, ventured to Season to see the Mike Simi show.