10 December 2009
John Buck in Washington
In the category of Exhibits I Would Go To If I Lived There, the woodcuts of John Buck are currently showing at Belleview Arts Museum in Washington state. I've seen a few examples of Buck's work in New York and they're large, complex and impressive. There's a nice review of the show on Seattle art critic Regina Hackett's blog Another Bouncing Ball.
I read somewhere that Buck eschews traditional woodblock carving tools in favor of ballpoint pens, nails, or even his own fingernails for his complex backgrounds. A man after my own heart -- whatever works.
Pacific Northwesters, you have until February 28 to see this show. Please report back if you go!