Bookscape detail by Katya Marritz
First Thursday Art Walk is tonight and here are a few shows worth mentioning. The first is a series of “Bookscapes” by Seattle artist, Katya Marritz. She is creating her own kind if visual poetry as she folds and sews these literary classics into textured and compelling sculptural statements. Marritz’s Bookscapes will be on display at the Zeitgeist Café now through Feb 3rd. Scroll down to see more images of these lovely book sculptures.
Bookscapes by Katya Marritz on display at the Zeitgeist Cafe thru Feb 3rd
Also on my priority list for tonight is an exhibition presented by the Catherine Person Gallery featuring the work of Jessica Drenk and Patrick Kelley.
Right: Patrick Kelley "untitled" 2009 - Left: 2005 sculpture by Jessica Drenk
Drenk is an inventive sculptor and has a talent for reinventing everyday ordinary objects and transforming them into delicate and compelling artifacts. She uses toilet paper, pencils, coffee filters and other unexpected materials as a base for her work.
Jessica Drenk - Soft Cell Tissue series: Toilet paper, singed and coated in wax 16" x 16", 2006
Jessica Drenk - Window Specimen: Cup Lids plastic soft drink covers, wax 2007
I have been a longtime fan of Drenk’s art. She first came to my attention because she often uses bee’s wax in her process. I look forward to seeing her work in person tonight. I am not familiar with Patrick Kelley’s art but from the exhibition information it looks like a good pairing of artists. Should be a great night to get out and see some art!