Monday, September 28, 2009

Home, Wednesday Sept. 30h, 7-9 pm

Continuing our series of Intern-curated events, please join us for Home, brought to you by recent Providence transplant, Francesca Lohmann. Please join us Wednesday September 30th, 7-9 pm

A group show exploring the concept of "home", with selected works by Seth Clark, Sarah Cuno, James Ewart, Maureen Halligan, Marisa Keris, Francesca Lohmann, Anna Lynett, Annie Medina, Ana Mikolavich, Allison Roberts, Duncan Scovil, Nicholas Simpson, Henrik Soderstrom, Melissa Tyson, and Jay Zehngebot.

Gathered from a group of young artists across the continental United States, the work in this show is a response to the question “What constitutes your experience of home?” Not yet at the age when we have truly settled, we are still in the process of constructing “home” for ourselves in both a physical and emotional sense. Friends, family, old stories, and familiar objects are the tangible characters that inform our internal conception of "home" and ground us with a sense of place.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Nat Damm Poster Show.

Thanks to everyone that came out, and to Nat, for persistence and vision within his field...he's come a long way since making that first poster at Ground Zero way back when.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

9/26 & 9/27 Ten Years of Poster design, by Nat Damm. A two day special event hosted by Cairo

Please join us this Saturday from 6-10 pm for ten years of poster design by Seattle artist, Nat Damm. show will also open Sunday September 27th from 12-6 pm. For more information about the show and artist:

Nat Damm

The poster show will feature OVER 100 11x17 street posters and heaps of silk screened posters from over the past ten years. We're talking old school folks, posters from The Sit & Spin, Graceland, I-Spy, The Breakroom, Vera and The Paradox. There will of course be work from Neumos, El Corazon, The Crocodile, The Showbox, Chop Suey, not mention venues from all over the country. As if it couldn't get any better he'll be unveiling several large and in charge life size silk screens of drum sets as well. Friends of Nat will also know that where Nat goes, beer is. Bring friends.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Our Family, curated by Serrah Russell

We had the pleasure of working with three fantastic interns this past quarter. Each was asked to complete their time at Cairo by hosting an event of their choosing. First up is Serrah Russell, who curated Our Family, which opens Thursday September 17th at 6 pm, and shows through the weekend. Please join us. Description of the show below.

Welcome home to broken bones and silver spoons, to play houses and stitched up wounds.

A group show of drawings, deconstructions and collages by Paige Fukuhara, Lilly Hern-Fondation, and Julia Salamonik.

As we are cleaning, we find them under a bed. They appear and distract us when on a hunt for something else. After an estate sale, they remain unsold, enduring memories of those who have gone before us. They are monumental and symbolic, but they are also banal, blurry and left for discard. As these images become far removed, stories fail us and names escape us, scenarios are imagined and memories constructed, with wishful thinking and tragic deceptions.

The connection of past events to present life is impossible to sever, even when our minds can not recall the reasons for their grasp. This connection has prompted us to make our own family, to distill, to memorialize and to alter, in order to understand. And in doing so, our family images become less specific, less referential of yours or mine. It becomes ours.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Whiskeypriest number 1 and 2 shows Friday Sept. 11th at 9 pm

On-going original series produced by Skagit Valley filmmakers. We showed the first episode during EXPO 86 last year, catch it again with episode 2 Friday Sept. 11th at 9 pm.

…Former Episcopalian priest who practiced in a handful of churches throughout the Pacific Northwest, was ejected from the church for reasons unknown, continued to perform confessional duties for people of all faiths on his own and without the permission of the church, known as a local recluse, went missing for over 15 years, rumored sightings in Alger, Marblemount, Sumas (WA), maintains the moniker W.P., or “Whiskey Priest,” originating from Graham Greene’s novel “The Power and the Glory” (1940), continues to receive confessions by way of a PO Box…