Seattle Art Fair 2019  

by BJ Panda Bear

Photo courtesy

Photo courtesy

Over the weekend flocks of art collectors and enthusiast converged at the Seattle Art Fair for the 5th edition at the CenturyLink Field Event Center. The crowd ranged from Pacific Northwest chill to the opulent sight of a few Molly Goddard draped waifs, quite a lovely juxtaposition. Driving by the Seattle Art Museum the exhibition of Zanele Muholi’s Somnyama Ngonyama – Hail the Dark Lioness, was a glorious mnemonic of the broad and eclectic taste of the city, which offered up a multifaceted show of works and styles. At the fair on display was a high focus on technologically and experiential works which reflected the tastes of the burgeoning collector scene of new tech youth, an assembly who were into the statement making works that would engage audiences as well as offer up a colorful exclamation.

This graphic and kinetic nature of some of these pieces were well received in the various digital works that were on presentation as well as they endless corridors of esoteric ceramics, non-alike from the previous. Most notable was the acquisition of 4 works that would be soon displayed at the Frye Art Museum, the works ranged from the post digital figurative painting of Anthony White to the minimalist sculpture of Ki Kirk Yamahira. Other galleries presented heavy flow of feminist works which reflected the essential spirit that had come to nurture the cities free spirited reflection against the status quo. Thankfully grunge and Riot grrrlsart still alive albeit more refined. Below are some of our favorites from the show.

 

Anthony James - Melissa Morgan 

The work of Anthony James was a perfect meeting of style and design as his infinite geometric spheres illuminated and attracted audience seeking an immersive taste at the sublime vantage point of forever.

The work of Anthony James was a perfect meeting of style and design as his infinite geometric spheres illuminated and attracted audience seeking an immersive taste at the sublime vantage point of forever.

 

Mike Mccready, Kate Neckel, and Josh Klinghoffer | Infinite Color & Sound

Evoking the most of Seattle’s heritage, grunge god Mike McCready of Pearl Jam painted while topographic artist Kate Neckel built sculptures from clay and maniquins to a soundtrack of Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Josh Klinghoffer.

Evoking the most of Seattle’s heritage, grunge god Mike McCready of Pearl Jam painted while topographic artist Kate Neckel built sculptures from clay and maniquins to a soundtrack of Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Josh Klinghoffer.

Bigert & Bergström | Incubator for Earthquakes

The kinetic sculpture in the shape of a doomed and domed in dinner table depicts a heavy place of the intersections of technology and the realities of earthquake eco disaster.

The kinetic sculpture in the shape of a doomed and domed in dinner table depicts a heavy place of the intersections of technology and the realities of earthquake eco disaster.

Przemek Pyszczek | Todd Merrill Studio

The Polish Canadian artist’s  Playground Structures  takes his colorful postmordern designs and brings them to a world of functioning art that is playful, durable and stunning.

The Polish Canadian artist’s Playground Structures takes his colorful postmordern designs and brings them to a world of functioning art that is playful, durable and stunning.

BREADFACE

The ASMR star and overall enigma presented a performance that was all at once grotesque, sensual, and meditative. Captivating and audience simply by placing her face into different glutonous aperatus.

The ASMR star and overall enigma presented a performance that was all at once grotesque, sensual, and meditative. Captivating and audience simply by placing her face into different glutonous aperatus.


Seattle Art Fair Will Return July 23-26, 2020


Photos courtesy of the Seattle Art Fiar