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Introductions: Saturday July 18, 11-5pm

Join us for a special midsummer gallery walk!

Eighteen SADA member galleries located throughout the city will each spotlight the work of emerging artists or artists new to their galleries. Many of the artists will be present and special events are planned.

Hilary Brace. Untitled (#Oct. 06), 2006. Charcoal on polyester film.

Hilary Brace. Untitled (#Oct. 06), 2006. Charcoal on polyester film.

Special Event
July 18th at 2pm: Norman Lundin, curator of the West Coast Drawings VIII exhibition, will talk about the Seattle half of the show as well as the considerations that went into the selection process in general. Lundin, an exhibiting artist and Professor of Art, Emeritus at the University of Washington, gained attention for Perceptual Experience: A Decade of Contemporary American Figure Drawings, a show he curated for the Frye Art Museum in 2000.

Save the Date: 8/20/09

A Special Evening with Susan Bennerstrom

Thursday, August 20th, 6 – 8:30 pm

This is a one-night-only exhibition of Susan’s most recent work. She will discuss the exciting new direction her work is taking. For an invitation to this special event please contact Cara at cara@davidsongalleries.com, 206-624-1324.

View previous works by Bennerstrom

My Favorite Things Tour

This afternoon, Davidson Galleries’ Emily Pothast will be giving a tour of Target Practice: Painting Under Attack, 1949-1978 as part of the Seattle Art Museum’s “My Favorite Things” program.  The tour begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 10 at SAM.  More information about the tour may be found here.

Parallel Lines at Wing Luke

Parallel Lines, featuring works by eight Seattle artists, including recent paintings by Davidson Galleries artist Tram Bui, opens tonight at the (New!) Wing Luke Asian Museum, from 6:30-8:30pm. The opening reception is free and open to the public.

The exhibition also features Mark Takamichi Miller, Jason Huff, Akio Takamori, Pattatti Warashina, Saya Moriyasu, Thúy-Vân Vu and Joseph Park. The artists are paired to accentuate thematic or biographic similarities within their work and lives.

Saturday, April 11: Artist Talk with Eunice Kim

Please join us this Saturday afternoon at 1pm for an artist-talk and walk-through with Eunice Kim and her exhibition, Collagraphs. The artist will discuss early influences and answer questions about her work.

View the exhibition online

University of Puget Sound presents…

Arturo García Bustos and Rina Lazo: Sixty Years of Political Printmaking in Mexico

Tacoma, WASixty Years of Political Printmaking in Mexico presents the politically and socially dynamic works of partners Arturo García Bustos and Rina Lazo while highlighting the technical breadth of their printmaking. Art and politics are intertwined from the outset as the show is centered around portraits of political and artistic icons, including Benito Juárez, Emiliano Zapata, Fidel Castro, Frida Kahlo, and Diego Rivera. Bustos and Lazo have been vital to the political art scene in Mexico since they first met and married in the late 1940s. Bustos was a disciple of Frida Kahlo in the decade before her death in 1954, and Lazo was the primary assistant of Frida’s husband, Diego Rivera, in the decade before his death in 1957. The couple have been centrally involved in the Taller de Gráfica Popular (Popular Graphic Workshop).

The exhibition will present images treating political struggles on one side of the gallery and Mexican identity on the other side of the gallery.  The two themes progress until they meet on either side of the exhibition entrance.  This structure underscores the formative artistic and political genealogy of the artists, whose graphic work has reflected and shaped Mexican cultural and political identity during those 60 years.

Read more at the Kittredge website…

Exhibition continues through April 17, 2009.

Artists’ Reception and Print Demonstration:
Wednesday, April 8, 5 p.m., Kittredge Gallery

Kittredge Gallery
University of Puget Sound
N. 15th St. at N. Lawrence St.
Tacoma, WA
253.879.2806.