Kimberly Trowbridge is not just showing paintings but completely transforming the space at Blindfold Gallery.
Doug Newman, Erin Frost, and Lynda Sherman take over Hard L with a show called Going Nowhere Fast; Dog and Butterfly. The works are mixed media, and this here's the coming-out party for the "FREE WITCH (NOOOO GUILT)" whose signs have been appearing on the windows at the Bauhaus building for a while. The artists wrote that this show "is about going exactly where you want to go; being free and passionate, being free from judgement."
Courtesy of the artist
Doug Newman's Free Witch Polaroids.
This morning I got to see the new show at Seattle Asian Art Museum by Liu Xiaodong, the Chinese artist who left his small hometown for Beijing at 17. He became an international art star, as an oil painter, a video and film artist, and the subject of an award-winning documentary (playing at SAAM). Thirty years after leaving home, he went back to his small, depressed, industrial town to paint the guys he grew up with—those who hadn't left. That was in 2010. His plein-air paintings and snapshot photos with text stories about the subjects form Hometown Boy. It's terrific. And he's giving a FREE TALK TONIGHT at 7. He returns to China soon, so this is your chance.
Courtesy of the artist and SAAM
'XIAO ON DUTY AT THE POLICE STATION,' 2010 In Liu Xiaodong's paintings in Hometown Boy (this one is 55 by 59 inches), all the subjects have these faraway looks. He creates a certain kind of suspense.