Arts & Culture

Artwalk: Flatcolor's Fairy Tale Wonderland

By Heidi Broadhead February 4, 2010

During First Thursday art walks, I always try to make at least a quick stop at Flatcolor Gallery. Their openings are always a good time—calm, interesting people, a mix of aesthetics, PBR—more like a party that you might actually go to than the high-end wine and crumbly cracker openings up the street. And they have original artwork that you actually might want to buy and be able to afford (all the pieces currently hanging are $300 or less).

Tonight they are opening an all-girl group show that curator/owner Christopher Cook describes as "whimsical" compared to their usual blend of "painterly with a little creepy." The show, which has a subtle fairy-tale quality, features established artists like Kelly Vivanco.

Lesley Reppeteaux:

and Melissa Moss (4"x4" painting on wood):

... alongside up-and-coming artists like Kinoko, whose cyber shaman and power foxes:

... are perfect neighbors for Karin Yamagiwa Madan's plush cupid bears.

The work upstairs is especially fun, including a wall with 12 of Jen Corace's respectable ladies, small pen & ink watercolors inspired by late 1800s society pages (she previously displayed 52 of them for Giant Robot):

... and Mia Christopher's childlike wood-mounted monotypes (I love this one. It's called "In This Together Now"):

Flatcolor Gallery, 528 1st Avenue S., opening 5-9pm tonight, show runs through February 27th.
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