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Friday, August 22, 2008

Material Seduction

posted by on August 22 at 11:00 AM

Leo Berk’s River Full of Blood (2008), drawing in sparkly pen [photographed by Mark Woods]

Here’s the third and final view of the three-kilometer-long Mayan cave Naj Tunich at the Hedreen Gallery of Seattle University. In glittery ink drawings of tunnels that look like X-rays of fishnet-stockinged legs, and with sinuous, hand-sanded limbs of painted resin, Seattle artist Leo Berk has re-dreamt his wanderings in in the cave seven years ago, and leads you on a similar way-losing journey. Berk, it turns out, was inspired by Claude Zervas and a dinosaur:

To listen to the entire In/Visible podcast with Berk, click here.

FOR MORE INFO!: The artist will be at the Hedreen Gallery (901 12th Avenue, between Marion and Madison) to talk about this work tomorrow at 1:30 pm!

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