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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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  • Theater

    The Most Innovative, Daring, and Original Piece of Dance/Performance You Will See This Decade by Amy O'Neal at Velocity Dance Center

    The Most Innovative, Daring, and Original Piece of Dance/Performance You Will See This Decade by Amy O'Neal at Velocity Dance Center
    Posted on 10/17/2012
  • Suggests

    Live Video Recording by Wynne Greenwood

    There are fixed objects by Seattle artists in the Frye’s big fall show—paintings, photographs, sculptures, and videos by Jeffry Mitchell...
    Posted on 10/10/2012
  • Visual Art

    Instant History

    A Shop on Capitol Hill Where the Polaroid Rises Again
    Posted on 10/10/2012
  • Visual Art

    Too Much Information

    Pussy Riot, Trayvon Martin, and a Show That Isn't About Anything
    Posted on 10/10/2012
  • Suggests

    Western Bridge

    This is really it. Your last chance to visit the best private contemporary art exhibition hall in Seattle history.
    Posted on 10/03/2012
  • Visual Art

    Porn and Portland

    Ty Ennis Looks at Dirty Pictures
    Posted on 10/03/2012
  • Suggests

    Amy O’Neal

    To create this brand-new work—The Most Innovative, Daring, and Original Piece of Dance/Performance You Will See This Decade—Seattle dancer and choreographer Amy O’Neal...
    Posted on 09/26/2012
  • Suggests

    ‘Loaded’

    Annie Bissett’s fierce take on issues like gay marriage and poverty is made more moving by the fact that she does it in the delicate medium of Japanese woodblock prints.
    Posted on 09/26/2012
  • Visual Art

    Sarah Bergmann

    Sarah Bergmann: 2012 Genius Award Winner for Art
    Posted on 09/26/2012
  • Music

    Lori Goldston

    Lori Goldston: 2012 Genius Award Winner for Music
    Posted on 09/26/2012
  • Music

    Ten Minutes with Rufus Wainwright

    Rufus Wainwright Picks Up the Phone in Los Angeles
    Posted on 09/26/2012
  • Genius Awards

    Sarah Bergmann

    Sarah Bergmann: 2012 Genius Award Winner for Art
    Posted on 09/26/2012
  • Genius Awards

    Lori Goldston

    Lori Goldston: 2012 Genius Award Winner for Music
    Posted on 09/26/2012
  • Suggests

    ‘Teeth’

    Seattle sculptor Nola Avienne once took the blood of her subjects for an art project; she will get under skins.
    Posted on 09/19/2012
  • 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

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