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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 – “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”

Object of the Week – “More Time Expected”

“My pieces are meant for dialogue, for discussion, for thinking about…That’s my ultimate goal.” Thomas Haukaas In More Time Expected, ledger, beadwork, and doll artist Thomas Haukaas (Rosebud Sioux Tribe) depicts more than twenty horses, with their knees bent, simulating forward movement across the picture plane.  The horses vary in color and adornment with some moving … Continue reading Object of the Week – “More Time Expected”

Object of the Week – “Untitled”

Marsha Burns has spent much of her career capturing people whose existence is self-defined. Working in Seattle in the 1970s, she focused on creating figure studies and nudes in her studio. Her models, usually friends and acquaintances with androgynous qualities, posed in a mostly empty setting in various states of undress accompanied by select objects … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Untitled”