Monday, May 18, 2009

Zack at Gallery4Culture

Zack Bent is currently on view at Gallery4Culture in Seattle for the month of May.

Buffalo Trace
May 7 - 29, 2009
"Home and family are the epicenter of Zack Bent's photographic and video works ... The scenes reference the behaviors of other tribes and communities ... Buffalo Trace focuses on the Boy Scouts, an iconic American institution." and see more at and,0,0,1,0,0

Zack was a part of the Telephone Room's inaugural Hello! show (February 18 - April 30, 2009).
The Telephone Room is always viewable by appointment at

Friday, May 8, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Please join us on Friday, May 15th at the Telephone Room Gallery for Home Sweet Home (May 7 - June 10, 1009), an exhibition inspired by home, handiwork and decor, featuring the artwork of Laura Komada, Paul Komada (both from Seattle) and Noal Nyland (from Lakewood).

Open house from 6-9 pm on Friday, May 15th at 3710 North 7th Street in Tacoma.
If you can’t make it on Friday, we will also be viewable by appointment. Please email us to visit!

Pass it on.

Noal Nyland, Untitled, fabric, 39½ x 46½ inches, 2009.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Wanted: Fans

The Telephone Room Gallery is now on Facebook! We hope you'll become a fan.
There goes the day...

Donkeys Like to Stand

Allison Hyde, Isn't Life Grand When You're in Love, found objects and plastic, 2009.

Thought of the Day: Donkeys like to stand, not lie rigidly on their sides.

Two of the Telephone Room Gallery's youngest fans – Lauren and Willa, age 5, but let's not be ageist – visited the Hello! exhibition independently and made it clear that they had an issue with Isn't Life Grand When You're in Love. Although they are both savvy art world insiders, and are more familiar than they would like to be with "No Touching" and "Touching harms the art", they both instinctively reached out and gently placed the fallen donkey on its feet again. It was only after the second instance that the different states of mind that we are in became apparent: to some people, a yellow plastic donkey should be proudly standing upright, regardless of whether it is art or in love.

Allison Hyde is currently studying in Eugene, Oregon, pursuing her MFA in Printmaking at the University of Oregon.

Allison Hyde is a part of the Telephone Room Gallery's Hello! show, on view from February 18 to April 30, 2009. Viewable by appointment—please email us. Don't be shy.