Arts Hey, Crawl Space Fans
Anne Mathern, the den mother of Crawl Space (and I must say a dead ringer for Kate Hudson—in the good ways, in the good ways), appears to have been picked up by Lawrimore Project.
Her photography will be included in THIS IS GALLERY, the introductory here’s-who-we-are group show at Lawrimore (Seattle’s newest contemporary space, and a darned unusual and interesting one, too), opening tomorrow from 6-10 pm.
Mathern has never had representation before, and this seems perfect. Her slick and post-advertising, but sad-sack and high-camp aesthetic doesn’t quite fit with James Harris or Howard House, but I can imagine it looking right at home in the lineup at Lawrimore:
ANNE MATHERN (Seattle) — CHRIS JORDAN (Seattle) — SABRINA RAAF (Chicago) — ERWIN WURM (Vienna) — CHARLES LABELLE (New York) — CRIS BRUCH (Seattle) — LIZ COHEN (Arizona) — TIVON RICE (Seattle) — KERRY SKARBAKKA (New York) — ANNIE HAN + DANIEL MIHALYO OF LEAD PENCIL STUDIO (Seattle) — SUTTONBERESCULLER (Seattle) — CLAUDIA X. VALDES (New Mexico) — SAMI BEN LARBI (Seattle)
Mathern also has a solo show at Crawl Space opening Saturday, Aug 19.
Those Crawl Space kids get around. Of the other members, Todd Simeone is the only one with solid representation, and he just closed his first solo show at James Harris. But Brad Biancardi, in addition to his painting at the Lee Center at Seattle U, has a show of ink-on-gesso paintings of federal buildings hollowed out at Crawl Space through Sunday—definitely worth checking out. I saw them in the evening, when the gallery lights were down for a slide show, and they absolutely glowed with emptiness (a portrait of the current administration?). Plus, Jason Wood has floor sculptures—sharpened pencil self-portraits that speak nicely to Diem Chau’s carved crayons—in the Howard House group sculpture show through August 26.