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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Currently Hanging

posted by on May 17 at 16:46 PM

Gregory Glynn’s Tended (two views) (2008); cedar, beeswax, painted steel; 44 inches by 9 inches

At Catherine Person Gallery. (Gallery web site here.)

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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.

Nice work.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | May 17, 2008 5:12 PM

Are you serious?

It's Siamese wooden spoons.

Posted by Wolf | May 18, 2008 2:54 PM

WTF? Giant versions of the wooden spoons that you get with a milkshake at Dick's are considered art?

Posted by Cato | May 18, 2008 7:12 PM

I can hear the ice cream truck now: ding! ding!

Posted by UnCommon Sense | May 18, 2008 10:57 PM

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