BLVD Grand OpeningJuxtapoz // Monday, 15 May 2006
Photos by Ert O'Hara
BLVD Gallery (pronounced "boulevard") is a new gallery devoted to the Urban Contemporary aesthetic and the rise of street art and graffiti culture, located in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood. Noticing a lack of venues for Seattle's vibrant urban art scene, gallerist Kirsten Anderson and curator Damion Hayes along with partners Brian Rauchenbach and Marcus Lalario, decided to join forces and create a full fledged gallery devoted to the burgeoning underground scene, and are dedicated to bringing national and international talent to the city as well as fostering the talented local artists working within the genre. More About the gallery on BLVD's website www.blvdart.com.
Outside the neighboring galleries
Two pieces by Invader
Greg Simkins aka Craola
Two pieces by Robert Hardgrave aka Farmer Bob
Another Farmer Bob piece
"Birds in a Tree" by Tra Selhtrow
Detail of "Birds in a Tree"
Bigfoot's Foot Sprout
Close up on another Tra Selhtrow piece
It's Farmer Bob!
BLVD Gallery's Damion Hayes and Kirsten Anderson
Artist Joshua Petker
Bigfoot print for sale
Farmer Bob print for sale
Artist Ben Tour and his funny friend whose name I forget, but whose Delphi shirt... I will never forget
Porn star/painter Tra Selhtrow
At the gallery...
Artist Mike Leavitt - he makes the Art Army
Crowd getting bigger
Next door at Roq La Rue, they're just starting this collaborative wall behind the bar... Catalina Estrada, Liz McGrath, Travis Louie.. who else?
Artists Travis Louie and Robert Craig at their Alternate Realities show next door at Roq La Rue Gallery