Category Archives: Gainsbourg


People! Listen up! We have to put aside old projects in order to focus on new projects and that means this is our last curated show at Gainsbourg. And it is incredible. I’ve been a fan of Ryan Worsley’s work since…oh hell if I remember. A long time ago. Anyway, I approached her about doing a show of glass paintings and then we got talking about her collaboration with Laura Dean that I saw in City Arts Magazine, Flock of Disproven Theories Written As Facts. So feminist. So yes. So she invited her to collaborate again for this installation. Are you ready for it? Right-Winged Seabirds.

Classically defined “seabirds” spend the majority of their lives at sea only returning to land to breed. They live longer, breed later and expend more resources nurturing fewer young than other birds. When exposed to even small amounts of oil they lose their buoyancy, their ability to regulate body temperature and often their ability to fly. They are thereby forced to return to shore early in an attempt to survive.

We want people to extrapolate their own conclusions based on the parallel we’re presenting. Our take is that current right-wing policy diminishes women’s freedom to explore, learn, cultivate resources and make choices regarding their role in society, especially regarding their approach and investment in child rearing. Oil spills are representative of the anti-sex education, anti-choice, and anti-birth control stance many right-wing pundits have been aggressively perpetuating in the media. While returning to shore is synonymous with mating and bearing children.

Did I say yes? Because I meant HELL YES. You have until May 6th to see it at Gainsourg. Live without regrets. Go!


Now Showing

Whilst imbibing fine cocktails at The Living Room we couldn’t help but notice Marc Tweed‘s art on the walls. A world populated by beings with long lizard tongues and blood red eyes that we believe are either mind-controlled by an unseen force to do its dark bidding or emitting malevolent thought waves to be avoided at all costs. Sea monsters, crazed hybrid creatures baring teeth and alien presences inhabit this chaotic realm. Definitely some kind of trouble going on here. We love trouble. We hung these works of art at Gainsbourg and you have from March 4th until April 6th to see them with your own eyes.


Creating art is a revolutionary act. Art can open eyes, unite people, challenge authority, comment on the past, change the present, and shape the future. You can unlearn but you cannot unsee. 

And now Reactionary Absurdist Party presents Occupy the Walls! A group show featuring works by Neil Vandervloed, Jennifer Zwick, Julie Fisco, Eric Carson, PETE, and yours truly hanging at Gainsbourg for the month of February. Fuck you, oligarchy.

Hang with us during the Greenwood Art Walk, Friday, February 10th from 6 ‘til 9pm. Absinthe appreciated.


We discovered Tim Manthey’s startling collages at a group show that Patrick participated in, entitled “
Contemplations on the Dialectal Utopian Future.”  His mysterious psychedelic visions have haunted us ever since and now we present his work to you! At Gainsbourg from December 3rd through January 6th; the opening reception coincides with Greenwood Art Walk on December 9th from 6pm-9pm.

Take a trip with Tim at his website, Cloud Nectar.


At Gainsbourg through December 2nd. Works by DameBuilder! The creative collaboration between thee amazing Tracy Cilona and Crystal Fosnaugh. This retrospective of their last year features photographs, paintings, collages, and sculptures the two have produced, each expressing a perspective informed by feminism, sexuality, gender, race, and class.

These women inspire the hell out of us. Pay attention!



Illustrate your voice!

In response to and in support of the Occupy protests throughout our country…
For the 99% of Americans who are not greedily hoarding away our nation’s dollars…
On behalf of the vast majority of the public who are dissatisfied with injustices
in America’s elite-loving ‘judiciary’ system…

Let us, Artists, react!

Submit any 2-Dimensional or 3-Dimensional Artwork created to raise a voice for the
Occupy Seattle protests and for the 99%. All art must be ready to hang.
Larger pieces will be hung from heavy-duty wire cables;
smaller pieces will be hung from nails.

We are also seeking short performance art (approx. 5-10 min.) that follows this
same theme. If you are interested in performing during this event, please email a description of
what you intend to do and video clips of past performances (if applicable).

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: Midnight, Friday, January 13th
ART WILL HANG APPROX: February 10th – March 8th
OPENING RECEPTION EVENT: Friday, February 10th, 2012


The Gainsbourg lounge, a strong participant in the Greenwood Art Walk,
has just recruited a new team of curators, The Reactionary Absurdist Party,
to create and execute art events for the area’s Second Friday Art Walks,
which happen from 6pm-9pm, followed by djs, performances
or art video screenings at 10pm.

Contact us!
Gainsbourg is located at 8550 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

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