The trusted guide to galleries and museums throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB - To Aug 29
Born to Trinidadian immigrant parents in Edmonton in 1979, Curtis Talwst Santiago worked as a musician before he came to attention in the mid-2010s for his miniature dioramas. Set inside hinged jewel boxes of varying sizes (for rings, wristwatches, necklaces, etc.), Santiago’s dioramas elaborate on worlds drawn from headlines, myth, personal reminiscences and visions. Though his approach to art making is grounded in the improvisatory nature of his musical experiences, Santiago received ... Read More
Audain Art Museum, Whistler, BC - To Aug 14
The excitement generated by Wolves, a 50- year survey of the work of Tahltan-Tlingit artist Dempsey Bob, is palpable. Throngs of art lovers attended the show’s opening in early April and many more visitors are expected this summer. Bob is internationally acclaimed, not only for his obvious talent and technical skills but also for his deep knowledge of his ancestors’ visual culture and oral histories. He is lauded for moving tradition forward through the innovative and highly ... Read More
Judy Chicago’s lifelong artistic explorations are rooted in art as activism, believing in the power of art as a vehicle for change and societal transformations. Born in 1939, she was an early pioneer of feminist art and education; Chicago founded the first Feminist Art Program in 1970 at California State University.
In her extensive body of work created over six decades, Chicago has employed a gamut of materials and approaches. Her most famous installation, The Dinner ... Read More
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA - July 14-Oct 9
One of the most distinguished artists of the 20th century, Alberto Giacometti is best known as a sculptor. In the decades following World War II, when Abstract Expressionism was the dominant movement in art, Giacometti diverged from the mainstream to focus on the figure. By attenuating the human form, minimizing color and emphasizing the texture of his materials, he abstracted the figure to create emotionally powerful works.
Alberto Giacometti: Toward the Ultimate Figure ... Read More