Ruby Re-Usable recommends that you visit the Bellevue Arts Museum this summer to admire the work of Sherri Markovitz and Mandy Greer.
We were blown away by Mandy’s newest installation, Dare alla Luce, which involves lots of crazy crocheting to create an eerie Pacific Northwest rain forest-like environment with various shades of green yarn, beads, and other materials. We first saw Mandy Greer’s fabric covered deer heads with pom poms at the now-defunct Priceless Works Gallery, but since we don’t get up north very often and therefore did not see it at Bumbershoot nor CoCA, we were thrilled to finally view the white stag installation at BAM. Jen Graves at the Stranger praised the BAM show HERE and Regina Hackett complained about it HERE and Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley posted some pics from the BAM show HERE
The Sherri Markovitz exhibit on the third floor was not open yet when we visited on Mother’s Day, but we did get to see one of her poetic pieces at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma last month.
There is also the City of Bellevue Sculpted Green juried exhibit with contemporary sculptors who, through the materials they use, techniques they employ and/or message they seek to impart relate art to ecology, environmentalism, sustainability and similar green notions; more info HERE