Where to Go This First Thursday: June 2014
Museums are free, galleries stay open late. So many choices...
Baso Fibonacci needen't venture beyond his own neighborhood for his latest exhibition. The Pioneer Square painter and muralist is best known for capturing neon-tinged wild beasts with distinct brush stroke lines that flow together seamlessly to create fur or feathers. His Flatcolor Gallery exhibit takes a turn for the floral, but keeps his signature style in tact.. Opening reception at 5.
Mark T. Smith: Secret Societies
Frederick Holmes and Company Gallery
Frederick Holmes and Company Gallery celebrates its first anniversary with a visit from acclaimed Miami painter Mark T Smith. The colorful pieces he creates mix graffiti's chaotic spirit and the lines of traditional Central American art. His acclaimed works have been displayed everywhere from high art establishments to Beijing Olympic posters to corporate redesigns for entities like Taco Bells. In addition to politically charged paintings, the Frederick Holmes display will feature some of Smith's sculpture, drawings, and linocuts. Opening reception at 5.
John Jacobsmeyer: More Than Human
In his book More Than Human, John Jacobsmeyer retells James L. Dickey's famed beastiality poem Sheep Child in a unique, high-concept manner. Jacobsmeyer crafted over 80 wooden engravings (each created from the same tree) of hybrid monsters from pop culture using American Sign Language to convey the poem's words and phrases. A selection of the engravings will be on display at Davidson Galleries with the book available for view on request. Opening reception at 6.
Robert Marchessault: Forest for the Trees
It's safe to say that Canadian painter Robert Marchessault wouldn't object to being called a tree hugger. For more than 30 years, he's devoted his life and art to the wooden wonders. His latest collection, Forest for the Trees, captures a serene contemplation amongst the often isolated branches. The paintings highlight dendrological diversity while remaining deeply rooted in a sense of quiet tranquility. Opening reception at 6.