Back before the age of industrialization and career specialization, artists offered their services to whoever needed visual smarts and problem-solving skills. Artists of Renaissance Florence, for example, were almost as likely to be spending their time doing architecture, furniture design, or even party planning (banners, decorations, costumes) as they were creating paintings and sculpture.
The artistic trio known as SuttonBeresCuller (John Sutton, Ben Beres, and Zack Culler) sees itself in a similar light. Their current show at Lawrimore Project is their first-ever conventional gallery exhibition, even though they have been engaged in full-time artistic collaborations for ten years. Here with his review is KUOW's art critic, Gary Faigin.