Love Letters

Writing to artists we can’t stop thinking about

In the center of a room, two individuals lie on the ground, their gaze fixed on a massive sculpture, recalling the shape of an atomic bomb, which is hovering just above them. Around the edge of the room, people watch a chilling moment unfold; among them, more vertically hanging sculpture hang.

Love Letter to Yukiyo Kawano

A third-generation hibakusha (atomic bomb survivor) explores the DNA of grief, violence, pain, and generational trauma via sculpture.

A United States flag, stitched onto blue fabric, is folded on itself and spewing streams of subtle orange strips of fabric, as on fire, but nowhere near engulfed.

Love Letter to Joey Veltkamp

Seattle-based textile artist’s “soft paintings” merge subtlety and protest, queering the familiar and undermining the normal.