Paint Fumes and Festivities

The most exciting thing happening at our building right now is the smell of paint fumes and dirty buckets spilling out of our entryway. These sensory delights are thanks to Chris Jordan as he prepares for the unveiling ofColored, an experimental exhibition pairing the artworks and poems of Black creators from the US and Caribbean that will take over our 5,000 square foot assembly space. The transformation will not be televised, so show up on December 29th for the opening.


Where we’re going
This weekend is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. On Saturday the 3rd, Beautiful Angle will hold their annualChristmas Party and Poster Benefit salefrom 7 to 10pm at the new Rotator studio on Pac Ave. Sunday, twelve acts will perform at Colossal Soul’s 3rd Holiday Show from 12-9pm at the Kelley Farm in Bonney Lake. On Tuesday the 13th, go to Real Art and view the non-holiday themed film Torrey Pines, with special guest Kimya Dawson and Sonic Obsession. Torrey Pines is a stop-motion animated feature film by director Clyde Petersen. Based on a true story, the film is a queer punk coming-of-age tale, taking place in Southern California in the early 1990's. We’ll be there.

What we're reading
"Everyday we are confronted by numerous objects, devices, and services, each of which requires us to behave or act in some particular manner. Overall, we manage quite well. Our knowledge is often quite incomplete, ambiguous, or even wrong, but that doesn't matter: we still get through the day just fine. How do we manage? We combine knowledge in the head with knowledge in the world. Why combine? Because neither alone will suffice." Chapter 3, page 74



Who we’re watching
The intricate patterns in nature, from the repetitive fractal arrangements of ferns and feathers to the complex relationships among organisms in an ecosystem, provide aesthetic and thematic inspiration for Maria's illustrations. Maria has paired the subjects of art and science her whole life, and studied both simultaneously at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. Following college, she has worked as a laboratory technician, field scientist, and science educator, all the while artistically exploring the organisms of the Pacific Northwest through detailed observations and a growing understanding of their ecological, evolutionary and molecular processes. Maria uses watercolor, ink and collage to create her art, and hopes her work to be both informative and magical. You can find her work here, on Instagramand on FacebookPictured left: Adaptation 1, 12"x18", watercolor, ink, and collage, Maria Jost 2016.