Saturday, March 28, 2009

KEXP Poster

Check out the brand spankin' new poster our kick-ass design intern, Razi, just designed for the KEXP Capitol Hill neighborhood appreciation party mentioned below...

Look out for more designs by Razi on other promotional materials for Grey.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Resident DJ WD4D Gets Props in the Stranger

WD4D, aka Waylon Dungan, got a well deserved write up in David Segal's Stranger column: DATA BREAKER this week. In addition to hosting GREY AREA on Friday nights with Vital and sitting in with SunTzu Sound for BLUEPRINT on Thursday nights here at Grey, WD4D can be heard on KBCS 91.3 FM's Zulu Radio program with Sean Malik and King Khazm on Saturday nights (10pm to 1am) and at Lo-Fi on Tuesday nights for STOP BITING.

Read the article here.

KEXP's Hood to Hood: Capitol Hill Day Party at Grey!

Grey Gallery & Lounge will be hosting KEXP's Hood to Hood Capitol Hill Day Party on Friday, April 17th from 8pm 'til 2am! The party is FREE and is KEXP's big "thank you" to the Capitol Hill neighborhood for winning the Hood to Hood Challenge during their 2008 Summer Membership Drive. KEXP DJ's Alex and Chilly will spin with GREY AREA DJs WD4D and Vital from 8pm to close.

KEXP has long been a beacon for listeners who appreciate and support independent music and we are thrilled to be working, er, ummm, partying with them.

For more information on KEXP's Hood to Hood Capitol Hill Day go to

KEXP's Hood to Hood Capitol Hill Party at Grey
Friday, April 17th
$6 KEXP Cocktails

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sonic Frontiers

Wednesday nights at Grey, with resident DJs Darvocet, Struggle, Jeronimo, Biznotic, Made Like a Tree and special guests.
adventures beyond boundries
Starts at 9pm
No Cover

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Caution Kid

Here is another sneak peek at Noah Grussgott's upcoming exhibition here at Grey, Caution Kid:

Exhibition Opens April 9, 6p-9p
Followed by Blueprint, with DJs SunTzu Sound
jazz + soul + past + present + future

Caution Kid is a continuation of Noah Grussgott’s sculptural constructions as well as 2 dimensional works investigating the volatility of childhood and coded language. Grussgott has created a scenario that ponders how things are learned through experience; how information gathered by observation establishes our behavioral habits under societal conditions.

The installation aligns spectators on bleachers across from a symbolic wall as an implied spectacle; the stage is set to witness an inversion of iconography. This work is a notion on extremes, and is requesting the viewer to consider the repercussions of ignorance, seduction, fear and hate.

In this exhibition, familiar materials are purposefully chosen to direct our attention toward associations and interpretations. Band aides, caution tape, construction cement, bricks and foam core insulation are conspicuous indicators of safety and protection. Grussgott uses these materials to remind the viewer of his own potential for indifference. Caution Kid presents the viewer with an opportunity to identify with a shared symbolic history.

Noah Grussgott was born in Long Island, NY. He attended S.U.N.Y New Paltz where he double majored and received a B.F.A in Sculpture and a B.S in Art Education.

After graduation Noah worked as studio assistant to Robert Morris and taught art in the public school system. In 2004 Noah moved to New York City and began working for Studio In the School as an Artist in Resident, where he taught throughout the 5 Boroughs’ and received his first Permanent Public Commission through the Met-Life Artist Foundation.

Noah also worked as lead art handler at the Jack Shainman Gallery and studio assistant to Phil Frost. In 2006 Noah moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington’s M.F.A program in Sculpture and Public Art where he received the University of Washington Graduating with Excellency Award.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Free Sheep Take Over Tubs

Free Sheep Foundation has a new project they are currently working on, in partnership with Eric Sun and University Volkswagon/Audi, in the now-dilapidated Tubs Sun Salon at 4750 Roosevelt Way
(between 47th St & 50th St).
In case you haven't heard of them already, Free Sheep, a local artist collaborative, have a history of utilizing spaces sitting on death row. And that's entirely the point, with a mission "to locate and occupy disused spaces and open them for artists as performance and exhibition space," Free Sheep offers artists free reign to collaborate on virtually any available surface of an uninhabited structure.
Perhaps you remember 2007's Bridge Motel project or The Belmont apartment building that was taken down later that year? More recently, Free Sheep rented a space on 3rd and Battery in Belltown, that they were using as exhibition and studio space until the end of last year, when their lease expired.

And now, Tubs, the public sauna with private rooms, that had mixed reviews about function and cleanliness, is tentatively scheduled for demolition sometime later this year. In the meantime though, D.K. Pan and NKO have recruited the following line up of local artists to yet again construct on the destructable:

No Touching Ground
Angel 179
Specs Wizard
Tom Chapel
Joanna Lepore
and more....
To view all the work completed, come check it out on March 15th to celebrate with the artists.

Caution Kid

We paid Noah Grussgott a studio visit the other night to preview the work for his upcoming exhibition at Grey, opening April 9th. The working title for the show is Caution Kid, and as you can see, Noah's been putting barricade tape to good use...

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Manifest Destiny

Dicks Drive In, Silkscreen on Rives BFK Paper, 22 x 30 inches, 2008

This First Thursday, be sure to check out Randal Hutchinson's new work, Manifest Destiny at All City Coffee in Pioneer Square.

Randal tends bar here at Grey and when he's not crafting cocktails, he is working on these silkscreen prints.

Opening Reception Thursday, March 5 2009 from 5 - 10 pm.

All City Coffee
125 Prefontaine Place S. (the TK Building)
Seattle, WA