Arts Art News Part I
What does Seattle have in common with Loveland, Colorado, a bitty city with a population of 50,000 in the eastern foothills of the Rocky Mountains?
Like Lovelanders, it turns out we might not be able to look at nude sculptures without poisoning our children, either.
The third annual West Edge Sculpture Invitational has several sculptures up now on Harbor Steps, on the outdoor staircase on the south side of Benaroya Hall, and inside Benaroya. (I saw the show last week, and few of the sculptures, if any, are worth writing about, although there was one lovely weathered-wood pedestal.) The artist Tomas Oliva was selected to be included in the show by several jurors, but then word came back from Benaroya Hall through the West End Marketing Committee that his sculpture would not be allowed in the display because—of course—it would not be appropriate for children. The final word is supposed to be delivered today on the issue, according to the organizers of the show.
Here’s the sculpture:
Oh, blah blah. So it looks like her first nip-out since the breast augmentation. So what? The nudity is what you take umbrage at in this sculpture? The whole thing just makes me tired. (And it reminds me a little of the La Jolla biotch who filed a lawsuit to have seals removed from the beach so it could go back to being “a family beach,” not a place where seals do such lascivious things as birth their own young.)