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on May 17 at
Gregory Glynn’s Tended (two views) (2008); cedar, beeswax, painted steel; 44 inches by 9 inches
At Catherine Person Gallery. (Gallery web site here.)
I normally don't order salmon anymore because, face it, what's more passe on a Seattle restaurant menu than salmon?
In many ways, I similarly recoil at "recovered wood sculpture" in Seattle art galleries.
This is different. This is beautifully crafted, textural and imaginative. I am reminded of the human arm torchieres in Cocteau's "Beauty and the Beast." Or -- at the risk of setting Jen off in a week-long blogging tweak -- in their perceptive delicacy, near-transparency and convex aspects, the work of Robert Irwin.
And no one can know the shock I feel at having a conversation about a distended intestine (not my own) an hour ago, only to see one of Glynn's works, "Distended," at the Web site. Oh world, thou art too much with us.
Best in show: Herald #1, a work visible at Catherine Person Gallery's web site, is the shizzle carved in wizzle.
This is what all those pieces of recovered wood crap wish they could be when they grow up.
Are you serious?
It's Siamese wooden spoons.
WTF? Giant versions of the wooden spoons that you get with a milkshake at Dick's are considered art?
I can hear the ice cream truck now: ding! ding!
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