2/18/10

Art of the "Sole"





If you love shoes, art and design you won't want to miss this inspiring exhibition Beth Levine: First Lady of Shoes opening today at the Bellevue Art Museum. Here's a blurb from the museum's show announcemet:

Be the first to see the work of one of the world's most influential shoe designers. Rising from shoe model (she was a size 4!) to award-winning designer, Beth Levine popularized high fashion mules, stilettos and boots, including Nancy Sinatra's white go-go boots from "These Boots Were Made for Walkin'." Now, Levine's unbridled energy and creativity come to life at BAM, the ONLY U.S. venue to showcase this fascinating exhibition.





In the book, Beth Levine Shoes by Helen Verin you can see an amazing portfolio of her designs and the BAM show runs until June 6, 2010. I am going to pop in on this exhibition when I need an inspirational boost. Images from top to bottom: The Kabuki, Full Body Shoe and Paper Twist designs by Levine.


2/3/10

Art "Seen"

Velvet by Cameron Anne Mason on display at Foster White
  
 Cocoon by Cameron Anne Mason on display at Foster White  

Joyce Gehl - Urban Density on display at Patricia Rovzar Gallery

A rich offering of artworks are on display this month in Seattle. Romantic and sensual fiber forms by Cameron Anne Mason are part of the MadArt Redux show at Foster White and these luscious encaustic paintings by Joyce Gehl are on display at the Patricia Rovzar Gallery. Gehl says “I know everyone else brings their own associations and sensibilities to help them understand and enjoy art. All I can do is make something I think is strong and compelling and that I could stand behind absolutely if someone chooses to make it part of their own home.” I look forward to seeing Gehl’s work in person. Also worth a look this month are the works of Wanxin Zhang and Sara Zin among others at the Pacini Lubel Gallery.


Sarah Zin - Contemplation IV - Pacini Lubel Gallery


Ceramic Sculptures by Wanxin Zhang at Pacini Lubel