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Color & Pattern at
PIVOT Art+ Culture

After the stunning “Seeing Nature” exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum, here is another occasion to see more of the fantastic art from Paul Allen’s collection.
This time, the exhibit is composed of abstract art by some masters.
“Color and Pattern,” at the Pivot Art + Culture gallery in South Lake Union features paintings, drawings and sculptures by David Hockney, Frank Stella, Agnes Martin, Mark Rothko, Robert Delaunay,  Guillermo Kuitca, Mark Rothko, Wassily Kandinsky, and Jasper Johns, to name a few.
The gallery is in the Allen Institute Building,
Now on view through July 23, 2017

— PIVOT Art + Culture, 609 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

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Pacific Northwest Murals at Friday Harbor

When you miss your ferry on San Juan Island to go to Anacortes, you have some time to walk around Friday Harbor and discover beautiful things like this mural. Annie Howell-Adams is the artist and by painting these beautiful murals, she commemorated 100 years of commercial fishing in the San Juan Islands.

Look at these amazing aluminium panels on the wall of Ace Hardware Building on Nichols Street, Friday Harbor,WA.

Check out the video here:

 

 

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Akio Takamori,
Local Ceramic Artist,
Passed Away

Akio Takamori passed away last month in Seattle. I had recently discovered his work and posted a few photos on Instagram last fall.

Akio Takamori was a talented ceramic artist. Born and raised in Japan, he lived in Seattle where he was a art professor at the University of Washington. He had exhibitions all over the world but worked in his studio here, in Seattle.

You may have seen see some of his arts at the Seattle Art Museum, in Seattle galleries, and on the Seattle’s streets.

Here on Westlake avenue:
“Young Woman, Girl and Mother and Child” 2006 – Three Painted Cast aluminum sculptures – Collection Vulcan, Inc. Seattle, WA

Here at the Seattle Art Museum:

Girl in Dress, Male Student, and Middle Aged Man – 1999 – Stoneware with underglaze

SAM: “These figures come from an ensemble depicting a Japanese village street scene. Villagers were drawn from childhood memories of the hopes and fears of people in his hometown as they struggled to rebuild in the aftermath of World War II.”

Upcoming New Exhibit: Takamori’s Apology, a series of drawings and sculptures of men apologizing, will be shown at James Harris Gallery on February 16 (604 2nd Ave – Seattle, WA 98104)