Seattle Art Fair and/or Out of Sight

If you're up for a stunning array of artworks, all within three or four blocks, head to Pioneer Square and CenturyLink Field. You'll need the weekend to absorb Out of Sight and the Seattle Art Fair.

Seattle mayor Ed Murray tries out Micah Ganske's VR piece at the 101/Exhibit booth, Seattle Art Fair.

Seattle mayor Ed Murray tries out Micah Ganske's VR piece at the 101/Exhibit booth, Seattle Art Fair.

If you've never been to a high-end art gallery, the kind where the art is priced higher than a Honda Civic, the Seattle Art Fair is quite the sight. Most galleries at the Fair are the big dogs of the fine art world: New York's Gagosian Gallery (which has other locations too), for example, as well as galleries from London, Tokyo and Seoul. Some words that come to mind about the Fair:

Glossy.

BIIIIIIG.

"Eternity-Aphrodite of Knidos, Tang Dynasty Sitting Buddha," Xu Zhen (James Cohan Gallery)

"Eternity-Aphrodite of Knidos, Tang Dynasty Sitting Buddha," Xu Zhen (James Cohan Gallery)

Sometimes perplexing.

Seattle Art Fair-goers puzzle over "Eulogy" by Patricia Piccinini (Jenkins Johnson Gallery).

Seattle Art Fair-goers puzzle over "Eulogy" by Patricia Piccinini (Jenkins Johnson Gallery).

Funny thing is, some of the art at Out of Sight -- a satellite exhibit of Seattle-area artists -- also inspire the same descriptions: Sometimes perplexing...

"To our scattered bodies go," Casey Curran (Roq La Rue Gallery)

"To our scattered bodies go," Casey Curran (Roq La Rue Gallery)

BIIIIIIG.

"Ex Image," Damien Gilley

"Ex Image," Damien Gilley

Glossy. Yeah, Seattle can do glossy.

"Black Bear," Justin Beckman (Roq La Rue Gallery)

"Black Bear," Justin Beckman (Roq La Rue Gallery)

I noticed some of the work here is edgier. You won't see anything like C. Davida Ingram's "Object Lesson -- Where Can My Black Ass Be Safe" or the anti-Damien Hirst piece (didn't see a wall card for information).
 

I'm enjoying both, but of course I'm rooting for the home team.  Speaking of which, it doesn't get any more home team than Art of the City.

This is your friendly reminder that two of my works will be in the Tashiro Kaplan Building -- for one day only! So I'm counting myself part of the Seattle + art + fair experience. If you see no other art this weekend, take the bus down to Pioneer Square and see mine!