Placiness was an exhibit at the Good Arts Building, held in conjunction with the 2016 Seattle Art Fair, and this was its website. The show was about artists’ responses to place, specifically the place that is Seattle. Placiness was a one-time event, but I became attached to the word and the concept, especially as this place continued to change, as places will do. Now reconfigured as a blog, I’m continuing Placiness as the repository for my further musings about place and meanderings around places. Stay tuned.
This is the last weekend for Placiness: The gallery will be open and attended by a friendly artist on Friday, August 27th from 1-6 PM and Saturday August 28th from 1-6 PM, and by appointment through Wednesday August 31st.
It is very likely that if you drop in Monday-Wednesday during regular business hours that the gallery will be lit and open, and someone will be in one of the studios who knows something about the show and can make a sale. However it’s best to email ahead.
Art Fair weekend was an eyeball-fatiguing experience for all. Placiness will remain on view for more leisurely and sustained viewing through August 31st.
Hours for the rest of the month are: Friday, August 12 from 1-6 PM; then the remaining Fridays and Saturdays in August from 1-6 PM and by appointment. “Appointment” may sound scary, but actually you just email Jane and she will let you know when we’ll be around. ’57 Biscayne has 13 working studios as well as a gallery, so the building is open during regular business hours and there is usually someone here well beyond that.
Photo by John Strickland (whose analogue work you can see in the show)
It is a jam-packed weekend what with all the Art Fair hooplah, but we’re having another party nonetheless, celebrating the artists who have made this show so fabulous.
5-8 PM at ’57 Biscayne, 110 Cherry, upstairs
Refreshments, hobnobbing, and choral runoff from the Seattle Art Fair performance that will be going on downstairs. The whole Good Arts Building will be awash in art.
By its nature, the metropolis provides what otherwise could be given only by traveling; namely, the strange.
All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant. All cities are beautiful, but the beauty is grim.
CHRISTOPHER MORLEY, Where the Blue Begins