Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

Opening today: Mandy Greer at Roq La Rue, Seattle

by Suzanne on January 14th, 2011

[Apologies that this announcement comes so last-minute but there's just too many great shows happening this month and I'm struggling to post them all.]

© Mandy Greer - click to enlarge

The amazing Kirsten Anderson of Roq La Rue fame was generous enough to send me some preview images for Mandy Greer's Honey and Lightening show that opens tonight.

I've been a great admirer of Mandy's complex cobwebby works (previously featured here) for a few years now and together with Alice Anderson, Maurizio Anzeri and Chiharu Shiota she definitely ranks amongst my top 5 hair/wool/fabric artists.

I think her show could be particularly inspiring and insightful for the more 2D orientated "lowbrow" crowd.

© Mandy Greer - click to enlarge

Quote Mandy:

"Honey and Lightening is a show of installation chambers, sculptures of talismanic birds and a series of staged photographs all revolving around examining the mercurial nature of human desire. The substances honey and lightening both have literary, mythical and archetypal references to the occurrence and evolution of desire and its fading. I see one as the slow ooze of pleasure and the other as the dangerous, uncontrollable and inexplicably instant occurrence of magnetism between two bodies. [...]"

Need I say more? No.

Details below.

P.S.: Pardon the lack of image captions - they will be added once the show goes online and I can confirm them all.

Opening reception, Tonight, Jan 14, 2011, 6 - 9 PM

On show: Jan 14 - Feb 5, 2011

Address: Roq La Rue, 2312 2nd Ave., Seattle, WA 98121, USA, tel: (206) 374-8977 | Map

Gallery hours: Wed-Sat: 1 - 6 PM

Press release

Purchase "Mandy Greer: Ten Years"

Artist's website

by suzanne_tumblr on January 19th, 2010

I believe that the blatant dullness of this shade of ash blonde makes this hair sculpture even more astounding. Thanks, Mandy Greer, for being such a hard-working and inspiring hair magician!

by suzanne_tumblr on November 6th, 2009

Perfect Outfit of the Day CLX: Haruko Nishimura of Degenerate Art Ensemble - dress by Mandy Greer