Northwest School Now

Lisa Gilley, Barry Glacier, 2016. Courtesy of Woodside/Braseth Gallery.

Northwest School Now

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA - Jul 5 – Sep 29

by Matthew Kangas

Curator Greg Robinson creates a huge summer salad of diverse artists exploring the question “Is there still a Northwest School?,” based on the legendary 1953 LIFE magazine article on Mark Tobey, Kenneth Callahan, Guy Anderson and Morris Graves. They shared a reverence for nature, the influence of Asian art, a search for spirituality and a muted palette. Robinson responds to the question with a vigorous “Yes!” by featuring 20 living artists, including Jite Agbro, Lanny Bergner, Lisa Gilley and Naoko Morisawa.

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