|James Martin, "Artists Delight," 18.5 x 21.25 inches, gouache on paper. Photo by|
Watch for this one. Foster / White Gallery in Seattle will show small works on paper by James Martin Jan. 8-31. Martin creates a wild and whacky world all his own based on history, literature and his fertile imatination. Works in the show range from a strange version of "Mary Had a Little Lamb" with portraits of Rembrandt and van Gogh on the wall to a version of Washington crossing the Delaware without his soldiers in the boat but playing a guitar and with a mermaid on the bow of the boat (mermaids show up a lot in his paintings).
His painting style is much like Red Grooms and also like another popular Northwest painter, Gaylen Hansen. This should be a show worth traveling to Seattle for (or worth catching the bus if you live in Seattle).
There will be an opening reception Jan. 8 from 6-8 p.m.
F O S T E R / W H I T E G A L L E R Y
220 3rd Ave S #100, Seattle, WA 98104