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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. She was a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Criticism, and her writing has been in Art in America, the Believer, and ArtNews. The Warhol Foundation has given her money to get lost in land art, and she digs teaching, too, at places like Centrum and Cornish College of the Arts. Jen has lived and written about art in the Pacific Northwest for 15 years.

More Articles by Jen Graves from 2012

Section

Date

  • Visual Art

    Throbbing Color

    You Wish Your Robe Looked Like This
    Posted on 03/21/2012
  • Suggests

    ‘Around the Bend and Over the Edge’

    The subtitle for this exhibition is Seattle Ceramics 1964–1977, which is a little like saying New York Painting 1949–1965.
    Posted on 03/14/2012
  • Visual Art

    Leave Nothing Behind

    One of the Final Shows at Western Bridge Is Devouring Time
    Posted on 03/14/2012
  • Suggests

    Alwyn O’Brien

    Shake the city this week and you’ll break the art: It’s all ceramics.
    Posted on 03/07/2012
  • Visual Art

    Art in Transit

    A View from a Bus, Plus: Tupperware
    Posted on 03/07/2012
  • Visual Art

    Love and Hoarding

    Is That Skunk with a Hitler Face Art?
    Posted on 03/07/2012
  • Film

    Undefeated, for Real

    How Seattle Native TJ Martin Became a History-Making Oscar Winner
    Posted on 03/07/2012
  • Suggests

    Susan Dory and George Stoll

    When Seattle abstractionist Susan Dory makes a painting, the surface is overtaken by a force—the painting moves, and you’ve been given a window onto its world of overlapping colors...
    Posted on 02/29/2012
  • Visual Art

    Spooning and Dripping

    The Bodily Grandeur of Karin Davie
    Posted on 02/29/2012
  • Suggests

    ‘Devouring Time’

    Time is running out at Western Bridge, the great contemporary art space.
    Posted on 02/22/2012
  • Visual Art

    Extra Lives

    Be the Cat of the Shah of Iran in Asian American Arcade
    Posted on 02/22/2012
  • Visual Art

    Cat People

    Fictilis Is Your New Favorite Gallery
    Posted on 02/22/2012
  • Suggests

    ‘Collecting: Art Is a Slippery Slope’

    The Wright Exhibition Space is a place you’ve probably never been, but you really must go.
    Posted on 02/15/2012
  • Features

    You May Be Infected Already

    Gauguin & Polynesia at SAM Will Mess You Up if You Let It
    Posted on 02/15/2012
  • Visual Art

    You May Be Infected Already

    Gauguin & Polynesia at SAM Will Mess You Up if You Let It
    Posted on 02/15/2012
  • Suggests

    ‘Of Breath and Rain’

    This is the first time the Frye has ever fully plugged in—its first digitally controlled immersive installation.
    Posted on 02/08/2012
  • Visual Art

    The Hidden Viscera of a Life

    What's Behind Art Made of Exposed Pipes and Disembodied Soldier Heads
    Posted on 02/08/2012
  • Film

    Pina Is Dead, Long Live Pina

    Wim Wenders Brings the Art of Pina Bausch to Three-Dimensional Life
    Posted on 02/08/2012
  • Suggests

    ‘The Blanket Show’

    The affable bear of an artist Joey Veltkamp is a known entity on Capitol Hill, but his series of blanket drawings deserves a wider audience.
    Posted on 02/01/2012
  • Features

    Cut Off

    The Komen Foundation’s Partisan Attack on Planned Parenthood, the Women Who Are Upset, the Response from the Local Chapter, and What You Can Do Caves, But What Now?
    Posted on 02/01/2012

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