Category Archives: Tim Kenney

Dennis McNett at the VU Gallery!!!

Everybody! Visiting artist Dennis McNett is building wicked shit in the VU Gallery, leading up to an opening on Thursday. Dennis makes large-scale woodcuts, and intense mythological-animal sculptures out of plywood and chicken wire, surfaced with printed material. He just … Continue reading

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Solid Liquids (Non-Newtonian Fluid)

I recently rediscovered the magic of non-Newtonian fluids (cornstarch) that grow more viscous as they are disturbed. Maybe you’ve encountered this effect before as a science experiment. Cornstarch will run freely along the palm of your hand, but when once … Continue reading

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Spectacular Times

In the 1970s/80s, Larry Law (anarchist and member of the fleeting political revolutionary group Situationist International) created a series of pocket books called Spectacular Times concerned with widespread influence of capitalism on the quality of human life.  While perhaps overtly … Continue reading

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Simply Complex

instance of genius? background: genius

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Perspective: NEW + IMPROVED

Twin brothers Ryan & Trevor Oakes have invented a new apparatus that improves upon older methods of linear perspective and tracing machines such as the camera obscura and camera lucida.  Whereas linear perspective (and transcription of one’s field of vision … Continue reading

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you really should… look at Kelly Mark

We all just saw Kelly Mark – creator of letraset doodle art – at the Platform Gallery in Seattle.  While beautiful, her other works have longer-lasting flavor. Check Check It p.s.  anyone who self-describes as a blue collar conceptual artist … Continue reading

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David Hockney goes Digital(er)

Since he bought an iPhone in 2009, David Hockney has been painting flowers, landscapes, portraits, and whatever – sending many of the images to his friends.  The iPad has taken his activity to a new level, the exhibition of which … Continue reading

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How Ink Is Made

A very enthusiastic and well-filmed explanation of how printing ink is made.

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William Lamson

Check out the work of Video/Performance artist William Lamson.  Overly elaborate interpretations of simple tasks, focus on archery and aim, black balloons get popped, firecracker banana facemask/headress is worn and ignited. Vital Capacity – The artist’s head is enclosed in … Continue reading

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Wet-Plate Collodion Ambrotype Artist Portrait Project

Seattle based photographer and printmaker Daniel Carrillo has been documenting artists, gallerists, and at least one paid art critic in a series of wet-plate collodion ambrotypes.  Pictured are four of his subjects – these images were featured in The Stranger … Continue reading

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