Bookish gems from the inaugural Seattle Art Fair August 3, 2015 – Posted in: Art, Books and Art, Conceptual Art, Exhibits, Painting, sculpture
The first ever Seattle Art Fair is in the books and by most accounts it’s another feather in the cap for the Emerald City. The tech boom with its inherent money showers combined with our proximity to Asia make for an enticing mix and when Paul Allen throws his hat in the ring usually something good happens. I have been saying this for a while now; there are few cities in America as well positioned as Seattle to become one of the leading cities of the 21st century.
The show consisted of a healthy mix of local galleries with some of the big boys from New York, Los Angeles and beyond and it was great to see numerous text and bookworks sprinkled throughout the fair.
Here is a sampling of our favorites from our visit. Many of the artists deserve and will get a more comprehensive look at their bookwork in the near future.
Ann Hamilton. book weight aa (human carriage) , 2009-2010. Archival inkjet print, 63 × 46 3/4 in. Edition of 10 + 2AP. Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland
Seattle Art Fair In the news:
Seattle Art Fair Receives a Boost From Tech’s Big Spenders | New York Times
via art net
7 Reasons Why the Seattle Art Fair Is Important for the Art World | Eileen Kinsella
Seattle Art Fair Attracts Local Tech Royalty but Future Remains Uncertain | Sheila Farr