Seattle Art in August at 3rd and Washington

We had a lovely weekend in Seattle and saw some great art. We just visited the huge art building at 3rd and Washington. All of the following were on view there. If I was having any doubts about painting being a potent enough medium, they are gone now. Such incredible work all over the place.

Paintings and Wall Sculptures by Patricia Hagen and Punch Gallery.
I think Patricia must be the offspring on Eva Hesse and Phillip Guston. Comparisons aside, her work is absolutely stunning.

Patricia Hagen

Patricia Hagen

Patricia Hagen

Cristin Ford
At La Familia Gallery
Beautiful ink drawings on paper or acrylic slide.
Cristin Ford

Cristin Ford
These were tiny. Maybe 2×2″

Talk about Stunning…
John Taylors model boats at Garde Rail Gallery blew me out of the water. They are made from recycled materials, lots of parts from motherboards and computer accessories.
John Taylor

John Taylor

John Taylor

John Taylor

Also at Garde Rail Gallery — Holly Farrell
Her still lifes are meticulously painted and have a shiny, polished finish to them. Great depth and detail. The subjects visually have a human skin-like quality to them and almost feel alive.
Holly Farrell

Holly Farrell

Mr. Hooper at Garde Rail Gallery.
Just cute and great.
Mr. Hooper

Bill Miller at Garde Rail Gallery.
Mosaics made out of linoleum
Bill Miller

Lise Graham at SOIL Gallery
Big, beautiful oil paints. The kind of painting you want to lick.
Lise Graham

Loved, loved loved Cabel Griffith’s large acrylic paintings at SOIL Gallery
Cabel Griffith

Cabel Griffith

Julie Alpert at SOIL gallery.
Great collages made from scraps of paper. Loved her installation piece using patterns from security envelopes and other scraps of paper.
Julie Alpert

Julie Alpert

Cynthia Camlin at Monarch Studio
Beautiful, delicate watercolors on large paper of crystalline iceberg-like objects.
Cynthia Camlin

And I think my favorite of the day was…
Liz Tran at Monarch Studio
These are mixed media on paper, mounted on panels. The imagery looks like portraits of radical knitting projects on tree trunks.
Liz Tran

Liz Tran

Liz Tran