Best of Seattle: Gallery Show (Native)

Last month’s exhibit at Gallery4Culture by the Spokane-raised artist Scott Kolbo, recently transplanted to Seattle, was called Our Alley. Inspired by his own childhood, Kolbo recruited his own kids and their pals to play games in such an alley. Says Kolbo, “I asked them, ‘If there were no adults around, what would you do?’ ” He videotaped the scenes, added effects, then traced over them by hand, creating a busy lattice of pencil outlines and gestures into which the videotaped characters gradually settle. In his glowing light boxes, each time the video slows or halts, you see a new composition in the same frame. Childhood lasts a little longer.

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