The Matryoshka Show

I was honored to be invited to participate in The Matryoshka Show by my friend, artist Michael Alm. There is a great line up of young Seattle artists in the show, many of whom I am happy to say are pals and acquaintances of mine, and many whose names I recognize and look forward to meeting.

Each artist was provided a set of Russian Nesting Dolls to which they could apply the artistic techniques of their choosing. The 18 sets of dolls will be displayed at Ghost Gallery from December 8, 2011 to January 8, 2012.

Participants: Jess Rees, Rich Lehl, Chris Crites, Joey Bates, Troy Gua, Cait Willis, Kelly Lyles, Allyce Wood, Jody Joldersma, Kendal Tull-Esterbrook, Mary Elise Bolam, Ryan Molenkamp, Jessica McCourt, Laurie Kearney, Stacey Rozich, Tim Marsden, Zoe Williams, Michael Alm

My Contribution: "Tiny Art History: Famous Women in Art - Mona, Dora, Frida, Marilyn, Jess"

Lisa del Giocondo in Mona Lisa by Leonardo DaVinci, 1503

Dora Maar in Portrait of Dora Maar Seated by Pablo Picasso, 1937

Frida Kahlo in Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird by Frida Kahlo, 1940

Marilyn Monroe in Turquoise Marilyn by Andy Warhol, 1962

Jess Rees in Portrait of Jess Rees As Colorbandzā„¢ by Troy Gua, 2011