Jim Woodring show at Gage Academy of Art

Bob says: "Here's a heads up for Seattle area BoingBoinger's: A Jim Woodring show at Gage Academy of Art."

Woodring Control Drawing I went to the opening last night. Jim gave a fun video slide overview of his career and artistic influences. It also happened to be the same night as the high school age summer school classes' show, so there were lots of families and kids in attendance, not the urban vinyl/hipster/ art gallery crowd. Nice extended Q&A afterwards with a lot of kids asking good questions. Jim was sporting his custom made-in-Japan high tops!

The show at Gage of Jim's work is small but varied, a real sampler box of assorted eye candy. You can see a charcoal drawing, a intaglio print (gorgeous!), camera-ready ink line art, watercolors, a couple oil paintings, and samples of his commercially produced vinyl figures, along with some of Jim's control drawings for sculpting them. You really get a sense of how his imagination creates a truly 3 dimensional world, complete with its own visual language of shapes, motifs and textures, and how he then realizes that internal vision into real objects.

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Previously on Boing Boing:
New Jim Woodring art -- Divinorum, or Life After Man
New stuff from Jim Woodring
MP3 interview with Jim Woodring
Woodring animated
New Jim Woodring figurine from StrangeCo
Jim Woodring profile on STRANGEco
Jim Woodring handpressed prints
New Jim Woodring toy: Mr Bumper
Woodring and Frisell's Mysterio Simpatico
The Comics Journal Audio Archives: Jim Woodring
Cool Jim Woodring animations
Jim Woodring's pop-up Moleskine art
Jim Woodring's Mr. Bumper toy sculpture
New Jim Woodring toys: "Imperial Newts"
Jim Woodring Interview
Woodring's amazing plastic pals
More wonderful Woodring Weirdness
New Jim Woodring print: "The Confidence Bird"
Jim Woodring interview
Woodring-esque Salamander from old German kids' books