Perhaps you think about Light as I do… In the gallery’s space there are 79 fixtures illuminating the artwork on the walls. Spending much time in this space, I have noticed how uneven the lighting is. [ I'm sure you've never noticed this as the walls are filled with work that draws your attention!]
I spent this last Friday night up on a ladder swapping out all 79 bulbs and installing new LED bulbs. Won’t go to all the details of how or why, but managed to find a company, named Kaydas [http://www.kaydas.com] located in Portland. Akshay Gupta, one of the founders of the company was wonderful to work with. He helped me thru the dilemma of Kelvin color and beam width.. so important for the gallery.
So stop by and see the difference. I think you will be as impressed as I am with the new LED bulbs.
And yes it took us almost 4 hours to change out 79 bulbs.
Perhaps next time I spend that much time up on a ladder, I will remember not to wear heels!
What fun, tonight at the gallery we were lucky enough to host the artists, Cathy Schoenberg, from Guemes Island, Tom Rierden from Orcas Island, and Robin and John Gumaelius and family from Brooklyn, Wa.
Such amazing color, texture and patterns on the walls and on the sculpture s.
Dana Roberts at Taste Restaurant, Seattle Art Musuem
Have tried to get to Taste Restaurant at SAM for the last month, as one of my favorite artists/people Dana Roberts is the featured artist.
It was Sunday, and I arrived at 4.03Pm and yep they close at 4pm… The staff was great and let me wonder around taking photos…
The gallery has worked with Dana, on and off for 29 years. Love the way the adventures of her dress paintings continue to evolve both as objects and emotional subjects. The gallery has some great work, and seeing a few of these paintings was like visiting an old adored friend. Link to http://www.waterworksgallery.com/artists/17-dana-roberts?html=&medium=Painting.
This restaurant, Taste Restaurant is wonderful, great location downtown on First Ave and their have an artistic Happy Hour… Good food and ART what could be better.
Well perhaps next time in Seattle.
Ahh It’s Moth Girl
A while ago I visited the studio oh painter, Michael Dickter in the Studio C building in Ballard. Great big airy old building, big beams and old floors.
I was stopping in to see Michael and the new work he is creating for his upcoming show at the gallery.
I think the graphic but the painterly qualities in his work are very unique to Michael.
His imagery is very transitory.. The intentional drips help to create the illusion of space and could even
be thought of as time signatures as in music.
I always look forward to seeing what new creatures will walk, fly or frolic in his mixed media paintings. I do see a moose!
The show opens Saturday, June 14.. should be fabulous.
With the sunny weather, the gallery opened the newest show of work by Danielle Dean Palmer And Nichole DeMent
And a good time was had by all ….
And some amazing artwork hanging on the gallery walls . Stop by to see