The Potato Eaters

The Potato Eaters
Group show curated by Dan Webb & Dawn Cerny
January 7 - February 20, 2016
Reception: Thursday, February 4, 6-8

Reviewed in The Seattle Times by Michael Upchurch on January 12, 2016
Off the wall: Three shows at Greg Kucera Gallery take unsettling turns


The Potato Eaters is an exhibition that examines the ways we consider the unarticulated rigor of ordinary encounters. Things like refrigerators, bedside tables, mantels, and even our cell phones contain evidence of the ways we unconsciously curate and display the things we value. This show is an opportunity to move around the idea of the authority of the art object by seeing them as daily negotiations with the tangible and intangible stuff that makes up a life. As one begins to inform the other, we wonder how the everyday becomes art, and art becomes the everyday.
- Dawn Cerny and Dan Webb



  

  
Installation views of Potato Eaters. Interior gallery constructed by "Kraft Duntz" a collaboration between Dan Webb, David Lipe, and Matt Sellars called "Duntzhalle."


Dawn Cerny
CRAFTSMAN AND SPOON RIVER, 2015
Archival inkjet print
19 x 13 inches
$600



FRUIT PIE AND THE HISTORY OF PAPER (ANNE FOCKE) , 2015
Archival inkjet print
13 x 19 inches
$600




Dawn Cerny
STRUCTURE FOR STILL LIVES I, 2015
Wood, paint, ephemera added over time
5 x 7.75 x 2 inches
$300





Dawn Cerny
STRUCTURE FOR STILL LIVES I, 2015
Wood, paint, ephemera added over time
5 x 7.75 x 2 inches
$300





Gretchen Bennett
Honeymoon view with windscreen and small tear, 2015
Archival inkjet photograph
22 x 30 inches
$1,000




Gretchen Bennett
Matthew Offenbacher's studio view with frames, 2015
Archival inkjet photograph
20 x 30 inches
$1,000





Sean Johnson
THERE'S A STORY HERE, 2016
Recliner, rope
$5,000





C. Davida Ingram
BODIES OF KNOWLEDGE: NOT A BUTCH SPECIMEN, 2015
Archival inkjet print
23.5 x 35.5 inches
$1,200



C. Davida Ingram
BODIES OF KNOWLEDGE: NOT A BUTCH SPECIMEN, 2015
Digital video with camera work by Inye Wokma and Andrea Stuart-Lehaile, and acting by Brenna Nardinger, Davida Ingram, Hanna Benn, and Rachael Ferguson
6:35 minutes
$2,000





Margot Quan Knight
Escaping genocide in Cambodia, my parents and two sisters fled to the Thai border in 1979. My sister Chanda was about 7 years old when she learned to crochet at the Chonburi refugee camps. That would make it 1982, I think. There wasn't a class, just ladies crocheting under a street lamp in the evening. She watched them all the time. They would give Chanda leftover yarn and my sister eventually accumulated enough to make two pillowcases with a pineapple design on them, very colorful!

From Thailand my family was sent to the Philippines between '82 and '83 for quarantine (tuberculosis) and rehabilitation/ job training before being sponsored by St. Mark’s Episcopal in Seattle. They arrived here on September 13, 1984. To this day my sister crochets hats and scarves for her small business. She is fast and it has become second nature to her. 2015 Embossed paper
12 x 12 inches
Edition of 3
$400





Margot Quan Knight
I have two doilies that were given to my mother and me by our friend Inge. When Inge was a child, she and her family escaped from Romania after being targeted for persecution by Ceausescu's regime. They had been identified as gypsies, Roma, though they weren’t. One of the things they smuggled out were the doilies Inge’s grandmother made, because they were small enough to be tucked in the children's clothing. The two I have were given as gifts to my mother: one when she got married, and one for me when I was born. They're considered marks of great friendship., 2015 Embossed paper
12 x 12 inches
Edition of 3
$400





Margot Quan Knight
My dad Fred is from Germany and is a holocaust survivor. His family was the only Jewish family in their small town. My dad and his parents were sent to a concentration camp, in 1941. Both his parents were murdered. His brother Eric escaped and made his way to the US. My dad went back to Germany about 40 years later, in 1979, with my mom, my sister, and my sister's husband. They went to the small town where his family had lived, called Laubenheim. Some neighbors remembered him from when he was a boy before he was deported. They invited them into their home., 2015
Embossed paper
12 x 12 inches
Edition of 3
$400





Rob Rhee
NEIS (ALPHABET), 2007
Wood, paper and tape
3 x 3 x 1 inches
$200





Nancy Shaver
SAUSAGE, 2014
Found metal, wooden blocks, dress, fabric, paper, Flashe acrylic, house paint, oil pastel
10.75 x 10.5 x 3.2 inches
Price on request





Nancy Shaver
LETTER TO HOME/FROM HOME, 2013
Found metal rim, wooden blocks, dress fabric, paper, Flashe acrylic, house paint, oil pastel
19 x 19 inches
Price on request





Nancy Shaver
A TRYING BALANCE, 2014
Found metal, wooden blocks, dress, fabric, paper, Flashe acrylic, house paint, oil pastel
30 x 16 x 14 inches
Price on request


Michael Van Horn
FIRE PIT GARDEN, 2015
Archival inkjet print
24 x 30 inches
$1,200




Dan Webb
SALAD SET, 2016
Carved cherry wood
16 x 3 x 1.5 inches
$700