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Review in The Stranger by critic Jen Graves

'Latent Utility: Present but not Active Worth' at SOIL has been written up by Jen Graves, art critic of The Stranger! The title of the piece is 'Currently Hanging: Allyce Wood's Breakthrough Show'.

Here is an excerpt from the article:

Ornament, watercolor on paper, 2013, by Allyce Wood. She based the image on a funghal harvest.
Ornament, watercolor on paper, 2013, by Allyce Wood. She based the image on a "fungal harvest."
"In Allyce Wood's new drawings, the world has run dry. Everything seems like a husk of itself. Harvests are fibrous and striated, like precise medical drawings of muscles, tendons, bones. Dead and hollow pieces of wood are garlanded by parched leaves. Braids and nests have withered. Each drawing is so exactly beautiful as to be softly painful; each is a pang of self-conscious nostalgia for a lost world where these things are more vibrantly alive. Though small, the show at SOIL, called Latent Utility: Present But Not Active Worth, feels like a major step forward for the young Seattle artist."

To read the complete article please click here:
http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2013/06/14/currently-hanging-allyce-woods-breakthrough-show

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