Past articles for The Seattle Times can be found here: www.seattletimes.com/author/gayle-clemans/
Below are some of the most recent ones:
“Design of Dissent” at a brand new graphic design gallery
A bold first show for Non-Breaking Space, the new gallery by the creative folks at Civilization. Read my preview of the show (and interview with some of Civilization’s designers) here.
“30 Americans” at Tacoma Art Museum
Pssst. There are actually 31 artists in this deeply important show. My preview is here.
“Enduring Freedom,” powerful photographs by Eugene Richards
It was a pleasure and an honor to talk with this great photographer. You can read part of our conversation and my preview of his show at Photographic Center Northwest here.
A firefighter in post 9/11 rubble from “Stepping Through the Ashes” by Eugene Richards, 2001. (Courtesy PCNW)
Issues of today echo in BAM exhibit ‘Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power’
Link to article here.
“The Emancipation Approximation” series packs a punch with its sharp shapes and relentless repetition. Here is “The Emancipation Approximation (Scene #18).”
“The Emancipation Approximation (Scene #18)”
New curator of Seattle University art galleries focuses on innovation, engagement
And she’s lovely to talk with, too. Read about our conversation – and Donnan’s smart decision to exhibit Michelle Grabner’s new work – here.
Amanda Donnan is the new curator at Seattle University’s galleries. (Sy Bean/The Seattle Times)
“Posing Beauty” at Northwest African American Museum
I was thrilled to write about the stunning photographs in this significant show. Read my article here.
Lauren Kelley’s self-portrait “Pickin’” (2007) (Courtesy of the artist and Northwest African American Museum)
Soviet Street Art at FRYE ART MUSEUM
Russian Constructivism still packs a punch. Read my review of a show full of Commie posters at the Frye Art Museum here.
Kehinde Wiley at SAM
It was such a pleasure to meet this artist and to write a piece about his grand show. Read it here.
Kehinde Wiley in front of one of his paintings. Photo: Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times
THE MOUND OF BUTTER
My review of the big show of little Impressionist works at The Seattle Art Museum can be read here.
At Photo Center Northwest, it’s just you, yourself and selfies
Read my review here.
What would happen if I crafted a ceramic vessel and submerged it in water until barnacles formed all over its surface?
My review of “The New Frontier: Young Designer-Makers in the Pacific Northwest,” at the Bellevue Arts Museum is here.
MASKS AT THE MUSEUM
Read my glowing review of the Seattle Art Museum show here.
RECEIVE A GIFT, GIVE A GIFT: A most unusual art donation.
Read my story about generous donation to the Seattle Art Museum from two amazing Seattleites here.
O’KEEFFE AND THE SOUTHWEST GANG
So, apparently, there were other modern artists working in New Mexico. Who knew? Read my review of a lovely group show at the Tacoma Art Museum here.
My review of the big, beautiful show of Native American Art – at The Seattle Art Museum – can be read here.
I did not come up with the title for this review.
Did you know that editors at newspapers do this? I do have some issues with this artist’s work, but I’m not sure I agree with the title’s implication. Anyway, my review of the joyful – and problematic – art by Mr. can be read here.
“The Pruzan Collection at TAM” http://seattletimes.com/html/thearts/2021276518_