by Jen Graves
on Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 8:20 AM
Courtesy of the artist
P. Williams made this. It has to do with aviation and longing and crashing. It will be in the opening show at Room 104 during Pioneer Square's art walk Thursday.
The artist writes:
While I find beauty in the grotesque and art in the mundane, sometimes I have to wonder if what’s on the easel is any better than what is in the trash. ... Maybe this work is about my relationship with Seattle, a longing punctuated with short visits only through the portal of commercial aviation, or perhaps it’s a dialogue about the non-space, and non existence experienced while traveling, surrendering comfort, control and space in exchange for mere transport. Or maybe it’s more an unconscious attempt to reconcile the anxiety of travel compounded with the passenger plane as our new symbol of national martyrdom. Or maybe it’s all just a cluster fuck.
Pioneer Square Art Walk is upon us, people. P. Williams is showing at a new venue in the TK building called Room 104. Cynthia Camlin shows at Punch. Ian Toms and Allison Manch are at Prole Drift, and so MAKE THE EXTRA WALK. Tony Sonnenberg and Rodrigo Valenzuela are at 4Culture. Trailer!