Metro Show Essays

"Two Yellow Horses", The Sheridan Pages, p. 23, Southern Cheyenne, c. 1870

THE SHERIDAN PAGES: At the heart of the Southern Cheyenne warrior

By Thomas Cleary
Southern Cheyenne warriors are seldom remembered in history as being romantics. As cunning raiders, courageous soldiers and adept horsemen, they proved to be formidable opponents – arguably one of the few groups credited with slowing the westward advance of the White Man – but romantics? Underneath their longstanding warlike reputation, warriors of the Southern Cheyenne had a softer side. The Sheridan Pages, a fine collection of c. 1870 ledger drawings, demonstrate just that. Drawn by at least two warrior-artists, The Sheridan Pages are a rare assemblage of hand-drawn courting ..

Recolections, “Goose,” 1898–1900, 71⁄2 × 91⁄4 in.

Recolections: The First Memoir of Charles A.A. Dellschau

By Tracy Baker White
"In Evening Hours of Lisure Recolections of real and speculative Work of Friends in Time long gone by from a Friend yet here The are gone but their Work is not forgoten -- Charly" Charles Dellschau’s illustrated memoirs provide a critical anchor for understanding the narrative content of his later work. They consist of three separate manuscripts—two volumes written in English and a third written in German. They are collections of idiosyncratic text, illustrations, and explanatory inscriptions that do not take the form of traditional sequential autobiographical narrative. On..

Red Hot, 2013, oil on canvas 60 x 48


By Michael Klein
So I said to myself - I'll paint what I see - what the flower is to me but I'll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking the time to look at it - I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers. —Georgia O'Keeffe Long after she began her most recent series of paintings of flowers, New York painter Kathryn Lynch stumbled across the O'Keeffe quote. The quote is the perfect introduction to this new series of canvases and works on paper, some of which were shown at the Little Gallery in the summer of 2013. Like her other works Lynch is devoted..

Washington carving Sacrificial Lamb. Photo: Josef Scaylea/ The Seattle Times © used with permission

James W. Washington, Jr.: Stone Mason

Steven S. Powers
The son of an African American Baptist minister who was run out of town by the Ku Klux Klan and never to be seen again, and a deeply religious and supportive mother, James W. Washington, Jr. (1909-2000) knew from an early age that he had something unique within him—that his abilities and imagination would manifest and take him away from the segregated and oppressive environs of Gloster, Mississippi. Washington carving Sacrificial Lamb. Photo: Josef Scaylea/ The Seattle Times © used with permission Washington’s spirited, but quiet carvin..

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Art Brut from Japan: The International Context
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4 pm  8th Floor Dialogues 
Sighting the Edge: Vernacular Photography
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The name "Larsen" is synonymous with 20th century textiles. Ever since Jack Lenor Larsen, Inc. was established in 1952, the influence of its innovative, farseeing founder has permeated the field of interior design. Ranging from filmy casement cloths to plush upholstery, from the formal geometry of complex doubleweave to the freshness of colorful organic prints, Larsen textiles have enhanced walls and floors of large company headquarters, educational institutions, jet planes, and private homes.