Category Archives: Curatorial

Object of the Week – “Frida’s Messengers”

The bold, bright red and accents of blue in Alfredo Arreguín’s portrait of artist Frida Kahlo emit a vibrant, powerful image that is not anything new for Arreguín’s portfolio. His use of various abstract designs and floral patterns create a lively, yet subtle portrait that Frida seems to simply melt into given a lack of … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Frida’s Messengers”

Object of the Week – “Blanket Stories: Transportation Object, Generous Ones, Trek”

Marie Watt’s bronze Blanket Stories: Transportation Object, Generous Ones, Trek graces TAM along Pacific Avenue. In it, Watt explores the humble yet significant role blankets play in people’s lives, in Native American communities, and in the history of the West. On the title of the work, Watt explains: “Transportation Object is the term used to classify cradleboards at … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Blanket Stories: Transportation Object, Generous Ones, Trek”

Object of the Week – “Dress of Years”

Kathryn Glowen is a mixed-media and installation artist whose work explores memory and time. After the death of her friend Mamie L. Rand, Glowen created a series of artworks that tenderly memorialized her. Rand was a pet store owner, accountant, and amateur musician from Spokane, WA. A bit of a pack rat, she saved and … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Dress of Years”

Object of the Week – “Rain and Runoff”

Befriending a helicopter pilot transformed artist Ed Mell’s perception of landscape. Describing the views from a helicopter, he explained, “You get to go places that no artist or photographer hardly ever has the opportunity to. That creates an adrenal connection to the work – you just get excited.” Soaring above the tall mesas and deep … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Rain and Runoff”

Object of the Week – “Release the Sun”

James Lavadour grew up around and continues to live on the Umatilla Indian Reservation outside Pendleton, Oregon. An avid hiker, Lavadour’s connection to geography and the natural world is reflected in the methodical and labor intensive process he undertakes in his daily painting practice. He has said of his work “I owe everything about my … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Release the Sun”

Object of the Week – “Jacob Lawrence”

“I have always worked in the field, never in a studio, because I wanted to photograph subjects in their own environment. It is the spirit of the subject which is most important. As the photographer, I have always tried to stay in the background, and shoot the subjects as they arrange themselves. My subjects become … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Jacob Lawrence”

Object of the Week – “After Scarlatti”

Mary Henry’s body of work mirrors the evolution of modernist ideas in American art in the 20th century. She was primarily interested in the clean, sharp lines and geometry of non-objective abstraction, images constructed solely from shapes and colors rather than derived from a physical object. Her hard-edged compositions, painted in strong colors, are carefully … Continue reading Object of the Week – “After Scarlatti”

Object of the Week – “Seasick Sailors and the Silver Cord”

Jeffry Mitchell crafts his art with a seemingly casual aesthetic that underscores his understanding of the history of art and contemporary culture. Working primarily in ceramic, Mitchell is well versed in the medium’s history and traditions from around the globe. His style is immediately recognizable with works that embrace accessibility while making powerful connections to … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Seasick Sailors and the Silver Cord”