Friday, December 26, 2008

Nicholas Kamuda Seascapes Show continues through January 25th. Cairo Winter hours: Saturday and Sunday 12-6 pm

Monday, December 15, 2008

We are pleased to offer a ONE NIGHT EVENT, this thursday night...

Weston Jandacka and Steph Kese present their newly illustrated book "he says, she says" for the very first time! Please join us, everyone is welcome.

Thursday, December 19th from 7-10 pm. Limited edition prints from the book will also be available.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Seascapes by Nicholas Kamuda, Opens Friday Dec. 12th, 7-9 pm


Solo show of Seattle-Based Artist and Designer Nicholas Kamuda

Opening Reception Friday, December 12th, 7-10pm
Show runs to January 25th, 2009

Cairo is honored to present Seascapes, new work by Seattle artist, Nicholas Kamuda. Please join us for the Opening Reception the evening of December 12th, 7-10pm

‘Sea is meeting point between the physical and intangible in both painting and landscape.’

When living in Japan, South of Tokyo, Kamuda would ride his bike to the beach. He liked the physical experience of being by the sea, feeling the rhythm of the sea, and never wanted to live far from it. Drawing the sea is, in essence, a way of communing with the sea and its rhythms. The rhythmic movements in his drawings are variations in splashing and control. For Kamuda, the experience of a highly physical mark-making process opens doors into the complex dynamics of the sea, and establishes a mental familiarity with the properties and surface of the texture of water itself.

The Seacscapes series serve as a vehicle for Kamuda to experience the nature of water through the physical process of familiarization. Through documentation, intimacy, and relationalism, Kamuda creates a moving representation by making use of the very element he seeks to represent.

Kamuda received a BFA in Painting & a BA in East Asian Studies from the Washington University in St. Louis and Waseda University in Tokyo in 2002.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Stephen Eichhorn-Extended through November

New Cairo Hours:

Thursday 2-7 pm
Saturday and Sunday 12-6 pm

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Supervideografen Film Screening

Thanks to Sean Pecknold for organizing/producing such an epicly awesome evening. you can see an encore showing Saturday October 25th at NoSpace gallery as part of expo86

handmade dvd covers (!!!!)

Advance Tickets now available for Expo 86

Come by Cairo or The Anne Bonny to get yourself advance tickets for this weekend's big/small festival!! Cairo is open 2-7 pm, The Anne Bonny is open 12-7 pm. Tickets will also be sold at the door, but these spaces are small, and we won't oversell the event.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Supervideografen Collective presents, The Universe and You, Wed. October 22nd at 8pm

Cairo is proud to present a free screening of The Universe and You, from the Supervideografen Collective

Screening to be at 8 pm on Wednesday Oct. 22nd, 2008.

Supervideografen Presents: The Universe and You
A collection of animated explorations and visual interpretations of our place in the big unknown.

Animations by:

Justine Ashbee
Britta Johnson
JJ Walker
Emanuele Kabu
Sean Pecknold
Bill Porter
Matt Smithson
And many more!

This is a free event, please join us!

expo86 Seattle, three days of music, film, and dance. October 24-26th.

We are psyched to announce a mini-music, film, and dance festival being hosted by ourselves, NoSpace Gallery, and the Anne Bonny store. It will be amazing. Advance tickets available, with a $10 ticket getting you in to see a days worth of events at all three spaces. In all 32 performances over the weekend.

This is an epic opportunity to see performers you alreaday know and love in a small, intimate setting, and expose yourself to amazing performers you've never heard of. good stuff:

Official expo86 Website

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

House Plants, opens Friday Sept. 12th from 6-9 pm


Solo show by Chicago-Based Artist Stephen Eichhorn

Opening Reception Friday, September 12th, 6-9pm

Cairo proudly presents House Plants, new work by promising young artist Stephen Eichhorn. Opening Reception Friday, September 12th, from 6-9pm. Eichhorn will be in attendance.

Stephen's Website

Chicago-based artist Stephen Eichhorn creates delicate hand cut paper collages from reproductions of foliage - palm fronds, grasses, leaves and flowers. Mining a variety of sources including National Geographic magazines and the dead stock of 70's and 80's wall coverings, he composes works that mimic the natural world, and yet seem almost outside reality. Eichhorn's work formally transcribes the simplest elements of the pastoral onto a conceptual framework, generating a visual language exclusive to its own world, one rooted in anthropology and humans quest to understand and recreate architecture found in nature. The final product eerily retains a sense of its origins.

House Plants is an allusion to both the source material and the popular use of the plant as a structural object. Banal & everyday, but also an artful cultivation of structure and form, the hand and sensitivity to the plant form are the mystique of his pieces.

House Plants will be on display in the Cairo gallery space through October. Exhibition to include a window installation with fellow Chicago Artist, Cody Hudson.

Cody's Website

Stephen Eichhorn lives and works in Chicago. he received a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been exhibited at José Bienvenu Gallery in New York, Bucket Rider Gallery in Chicago, and the Illinois State Museum. His work is included in a number of private and corporate collections, including a recent acquisition by Fidelity Investments. This is his first solo exhibition in Seattle.

For more information please contact Justine Ashbee or Joel Leshefka at 206.453.4077

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Garden of Earthly Delights Review by Steven Vroom

very nice article about the gallery and our last show by steven vroom:

article found here

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

cairo at dusk

photo courtesy of michael j de leon.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Opening for Jesse Brown at Wonderful Union Gallery

Very dear friend and all around talented man, Jesse Brown is having an opening at the Wonderful Union Gallery in Ballard Next Saturday (August 9th). Show is in conjunction with Ballard Artwalk.

"Escape Route"
By Jesse Brown
Saturday, August 9th, 2008, 6-10 PM
Wonderful Union Gallery
2221 NW 56th St. Suite 201, Seattle WA 98107
(1/2 Block West of the Ballard Library)

Exhibition Dates
August 9th - October 3rd, 2008

Paintings, sculptures and a book of drawings are inspired by a number of consistent concepts in Jesse's work - structures, pattern, type, escapism and nostalgia.

Jesse will be releasing a book of drawings exploring ideas in death, language, concrete poetry and typography, titled "The Light Inside Your Coffin." The book will be available at the opening reception.

Jesse Brown is an artist / designer originally from Seattle, now living in Chicago where he divides his time between personal work and commercial projects. Jesse's work has been exhibited in Seattle, Los Angeles, Berlin, Tokyo, Chicago and New York.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Coming in September

Work by Chicago based artist Stephen Eichhorn. Opens Friday September 12th 6-9 pm

Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Garden of Earthly Delights, Opening Reception Saturday July 19th 6-9 pm

The Garden of Earthly Delights
Group Show of Intimate Portraits On View July 19th – September 9th, 2008

Alika Cooper
Pete Kuzov
Kyle Ranson
Chad States
Edie Tsong

Cairo presents portraits from an unlikely group of artists that share an interest in gender, sexuality, and intimate relations.

Painted worlds of visual fantasy and photographic portraits of the real and intimate, the erotic becomes a place filled with the intoxicating air of liberty. The Garden of Earthly Delights moves beyond the exploitative and voyeuristic, to a place of confidence in how we choose to encounter our own sexuality.

ALIKA COOPER received an MFA from California College of Arts. Her work evaluates and captures the fading gloss of the American Dream, glamour, and fame. With the understated synthesis of an opaque, neutral gouache palette on earth-toned printmaking paper, she harnesses sketch by sketch the transforming aura of the stars. Alika's work comes at an important time when our media focus on celebrity is pervasive and highly influential throughout our society. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Alika Cooper lives and works in San Francisco.

PETE KUZOV was born July 5, 1972 in Delta, Colorado. Interest in storytelling brings Pete to almost everything he does. In 1999, Pete received his MFA in Acting and Theatre Direction from Louisiana State University. After appearing in 3 film shorts and a feature film, he joined his partner in Roswell, where he began making one-man productions. Pete currently lives in New Mexico.

KYLE DAMON RANSON was born July 31st in 1969 in New York City. With an encouraging hippie mother, Ranson began to draw and paint at an early age. By the time he began high school, he was already taking life drawing classes at Connecticut's Lyme Academy. He went on to complete three semesters at the Maryland Institute College of Art, before relocating to San Francisco in 1994. Since his arrival, Kyle Ranson has slowly become a pillar of the San Francisco art scene. His bold murals and paintings often deal with dark mythological, fairy-tail like scenes depicting strange sometimes violent sexual subject matter. Yet, at the same time, Ranson also creates the most delicate portraiture. Inaddition to his several Bay Area solo shows, he has exhibited in Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and London. Kyle Ranson lives and works in San Francisco.

CHAD STATES grew up in Seattle area and attended Evergreen State College. He received his MFA from Tyler School of Art in 2007 and currently lives in Philadelphia. His work investigates the construction of identity and the psychological need to be photographed as way of constructing and maintaining ones identity.

EDIE TSONG is interested in the practice of portraiture, as a way to explore the relationship between self and other. Her projects have used video-conference, facsimile, plasticene, performance, and drawing to explore identity through portraiture. Tsong has lectured and exhibited nationally. She currently lives and works in Santa Fe, NM.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Aaron Osborn Paintings & Drawings On View Through July 14th

Beautiful works on display, Graphite Drawings and Wood Stain Paintings. Seen above:

I Feel Close to You, but What Does That Mean?
Graphite on Paper, 22.5” x 15” 2008

Wood Stain, Acrylic on Canvas, 24” x 20” 2008

It’s A Slow Growth To A New World
Graphite on Paper, 22.5” x 15” 2008

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Press Reviews

We've had some nice reviews over the past two weeks, you can read them here, or come check things out for yourself. Cairo is open Thursday-Sunday 2-7 pm.


The Moment, The New York Times

The Daily Candy

Friday, June 13, 2008

Opening Night at Cairo

thank you to everyone for making this such an amazing evening.
More images coming soon.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

cairo GRAND OPENING Saturday June 7th from 6-10 pm

Make Me One With Everything

Make Me One With Everything
Seeking connection between natural and man-made forms, five contemporary artists use geometry to reinterpret the invisible.

Opening reception June 7th 6-10pm. On view through July 14th.

Drawings & Paintings

Cairo presents new works from Aaron Osborn: Make Me One With Everything, a series of graphite drawings of fragmented architectural spaces and a collection of wood stain paintings of geometric conjecture. Pulling from the languages of crystals, constellations, and conventional American architecture, Osborn uses form to diagram his own esoteric investigation. His work seeks out the intangible, and abstracts the process of growth and the invisible structure of belief systems.


Stephen Eichhorn and Jessica Paulson are Chicago-based artists, partners, and, most recently, jewelry designers. Their jewelry line, LULU, is made from new and vintage components. Their designs reference natural and man-made patterns--clean black and white pieces are mixed with informal colorful details.


Premiering pieces from Civilian, a new collaboration between two Seattle apparel designers, Katie Nash and Keiko Ichinose. ‘Civilian: where beauty meets function, cultivating awareness between the modern and natural worlds – simple and sleek.’


Cairo is a forum for creative inquiry and exposure, showcasing visual arts, design, performance, sound, film, and artist-in-residence opportunities. We renegotiate the traditional relationships between artist and institution in partnership with our visiting artists, and, in the process, create an ever-evolving arts space open to all kinds of circumstance.

Cairo is a gallery, a boutique, and a working artist's studio. In addition to our ongoing arts exhibitions, always available in the gallery are independent arts publications, emerging artist flat-files, and our own collection of unique Cairo apparel.