John Grade

John Grade is an artist who likes to work with scale, texture, and time. His sculpture tends to be large and weathered, and Fold is no exception. Ultimately bound for a new King County library branch in Duvall, the wood-and-resin lattice is the second piece in the Fold series (three are planned). About eight feet high, with an undulating surface, it makes you think of honeycombs and tiny windows—like the carapace of some weird undersea reef creature, perhaps. (Grade actually calls them "termite sculptures.") Half the sculpture has been planted in the Arizona soil; and the plan is for the two sections to be reunited in Duvall in ten years. Decay is often part of Grade's process, so in another decade we'll be able to see how the two halves fit together. But for tonight, at least, the unburied half is cleaner and closer than Arizona. Also on view: a 36-foot chalk rubbing mural by Brian Benfer. BRIAN MILLER

Thu., March 1, 6-8 p.m.; Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: March 1. Continues through March 30, 2012

 
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