Saturday, September 22
"Marion Robert Morrison"(a.k.a. John Wayne)
Another rad Seattle gallery held one of my favourites:
Scott Fife "True Grit" at Platform Gallery
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"Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell"
(aka Jane Russell)
Oh cardboardheads, you never let me down!
foreground: "Jun Fan" (aka Bruce Lee)
background: "William H. Bonney" (aka Billy the Kid)
I saw Platform's room a week ago today at the Affair in Portland and found out about their current Scott Fife show and began scheming a visit. It was the whole reason I went to see galleries in Seattle my last day in the Northwest. Ever since running into the cardboard heads at 'Bodybuilder and Sportsman' in Chicago three years ago I have been romancing my opportunities to see them. Just wait to you see one being made: http://www.platformgallery.com/artist_pages/Fife/Fife_mov.html
The cardboard is grey because its the archival type, but it adds to a zombie effect you already get with the torn cardboard layers packed on with screws and dripping woodglue. I didn't think of them as zombies until just now, maybe the werewolf made the connection for me...alongside the theme favouring archetypes of violence.