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 Back  Vignettes | Washington | November 2013 – January 2014

By Allyn Cantor

LORI NIX: THE CITY G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, Oct 18-Nov 23 New York photographer Lori Nix arrives at her dramatic imagery through meticulously built dioramas of her subjects, like a miniature movie set that takes the artist several months to construct for each photo. In this series, we see abandoned interiors of recognizable urban places – a shoe store, a hair salon and even the Natural History Museum in New York. The dense theatrical images portray a post-human era with details so intense that the line between truth and illusion becomes uncomfortably beautiful.

SHIMMERING TREE: A PROJECTION BY JENNIFER STEINKAMP Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Nov 9-Jan 26 Jennifer Steinkamp is a Los Angeles-based installation artist who uses digital projections to transform architectural spaces. She renders captivating and beautifully detailed imagery with a computer. Her recent work portrays the magnitude and power of nature through a synthetic experience, in this case, a single large-scale tree undergoing a year-long cycle in 11 minutes. These living changes are a nod to her mentor, Mike Kelley, who died in 2012 but has left an instrumental mark on the art world.

GAYLEN HANSEN Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, Oct 3-Nov 30 Dogs, birds, fish, horses and an iconic cowboy figure – usually referred to as Kernal – are some of the signature elements that continue to populate Gaylen Hansen’s expressive paintings. This distinguished Washington artist, now in his 90s, developed a distinct sense of allegory that has run throughout his lengthy career. Witty folk-art symbols and characters are rendered in a vigorous dream world of colourful compositions and powerful loose brushwork.

MARY IVERSON: SUNK Davidson Galleries, Seattle, Nov 8-30 Mary Iverson’s work portrays the collision between environmental concerns and rapid globalization. This new exhibit features paintings based on Yosemite National Park, as well as pieces that depict an imagined effect of rising sea levels in cities around the world. Iverson overlays luminous, panoramic scenery with grid-like arrangements of thin lines and simplified shipping container forms. This visual juxtaposition is both stunning and jarring, pointing to the contradictions of our industrial ways.

JASON DODGE: WHAT HAVE WE DONE Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Oct 19-Jan 26 Exploring the poetic potential of blank space, Berlin-based artist Jason Dodge uses an empty gallery as his blank canvas. His minimal, object-based sculptures come with anecdotes that serve as titles, contextualizing the spare arrangements of simple materials. Ultimately, the viewer is meant to conjure personal associations among objects, text and physical space to define the experience. This first comprehensive exhibit by Dodge in North America includes recent and new work and a publication on the project.

Lori Nix: The City
Lori Nix: The City

Jennifer Steinkamp
Jennifer Steinkamp

Gaylen Hansen
Gaylen Hansen

Mary Iverson
Mary Iverson

Jason Dodge
Jason Dodge

 Sat, Nov 9, 2013