Friday, September 25, 2009

Keeping Kirkland Weird

Artwork by Drew Christie from False Proof

Remember Drew Christie? Well, it has come to my attention that he has a show up in Kirkland, which is a town across Lake Washington where I lived for the first nine months of my life. Back then my dad was teaching art and shop at Finn Hill Junior High School and Kirkland was a semi-weird little hamlet, and not only because I was a dumbass baby that didn't know anything about the world (...or did I). Now it's full-on suburbs, the nouveau riche have taken over, and it's crawling with fuzz. Apparently, though, everything is not exactly as it seems in Kirkland; weird enclaves do still exist.

Samantha Scherer Did You Hear That? (i),
watercolor & gouache, 15 x 22 inches

To wit: the Kirkland Art Center is currently hosting False Proof, a group show curated by Cable Griffith, featuring Drew Christie and several other artists "creating work that exploits the bubbles we preserve between knowing and not knowing." Gonna have to go check it out. Might stop at Burgermaster on the way back.

False Proof is up through October 3rd. Get more info and directions at, and check out Drew's blog, Democracy for the Cartoons, for more images.

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