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Jen Graves

Jen Graves—The Stranger’s visual arts writer—writes about things you mostly, but not strictly, approach with your eyeballs. Her writing has been in Art in America, The Believer, and ArtNews, and the Warhol Foundation has given her some money to get lost in land art. She also digs teaching, at places like Cornish College of the Arts and Centrum. Jen has lived and written about art in the Pacific Northwest for 14 years.

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  • Visual Art

    Sewing for Ghosts

    Gail Grinnell's Perfect Mess
    Posted on 09/19/2012
  • Film

    Watch Now

    The Documentary Girl Model Will Slay You
    Posted on 09/19/2012
  • Suggests

    Voices of Strength

    European, Russian, Asian, and Latin American dancers tour American cities on a regular basis, but this is a rare chance to see what a selection of female African choreographers/performers are up to.
    Posted on 09/12/2012
  • Visual Art

    Very Seattle

    Gary Snyder, an Old Chinese Painting, and the Peruvian Amazon at Cornish
    Posted on 09/12/2012
  • Suggests

    Genius Awards Party

    Every single year for a decade, we’ve celebrated Seattle’s most fascinating artists by giving them each a pile of money and throwing them a giant party.
    Posted on 09/05/2012
  • Suggests

    ‘Beyond the Western Lands’

    When the early-20th-century American regionalist painter Thomas Hart Benton thought the East Coast was getting overrun by “aberrant” effetes and homosexuals, he praised the West for its manly-manness.
    Posted on 09/05/2012
  • Visual Art

    Fall Art Calendar

    Everything Happening in Art This Season
    Posted on 09/05/2012
  • Visual Art

    Anatomy of a Painting

    Anatomy of a Painting: The Celestial Chariot
    Posted on 09/05/2012
  • Theater

    The Greatest of Failures

    A bunch of anarchist-hearted artists set out to make an opera about WTO. What could possibly go wrong?
    Posted on 09/05/2012
  • Theater

    The Lineup

    Interviews with Choreographers, Artists, a Deputy Director, and a Video
    Posted on 09/05/2012
  • Food & Drink

    Checkin' Out the Chickin'

    One Vegan, Two Vegetarians, and One Carnivore Review the Brand-New Veggie Grill
    Posted on 09/05/2012
  • Music

    Fall Classical Calendar

    Everything Happening in Classical Music and Opera This Season
    Posted on 09/05/2012
  • Suggests

    ‘Old ghost ranges, sunken rivers, come again’

    The old joke is that if you are a Seattle artist, whatever your subject, you’re going to end up depicting it at some point in wood.
    Posted on 08/29/2012
  • Visual Art

    Scared?

    Jonathan Wakuda Fischer's Shape-Shifting Digital Superstitions
    Posted on 08/29/2012
  • Visual Art

    You Design the Top of the Space Needle (Really)

    You Can Design the Top of the Space Needle
    Posted on 08/29/2012
  • Bumbershoot Guide

    Meet Christopher Martin Hoff

    Christopher Martin Hoff Remembered Is Not Just a Painting Exhibition, It's a Memorial
    Posted on 08/29/2012
  • Bumbershoot Guide

    Ask a Musicologist

    Why Is That Gotye Song So Catchy?
    Posted on 08/29/2012
  • Suggests

    ‘The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller’

    New in the burgeoning post-silent-film-with-bands-era format of “live documentary” comes The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller.
    Posted on 08/22/2012
  • Suggests

    ‘The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye’

    There once were two people who so loved each other who, rather than having a child, had plastic surgery so they looked more alike...
    Posted on 08/22/2012
  • Suggests

    Nathan DiPietro

    In Nathan DiPietro’s innocent-looking scenes—showing stylistic influences from 1930s American regionalist painting—the intrusions in the landscape are guilty and jarring.
    Posted on 08/22/2012

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