Monday, August 14, 2006

new site

This is the old AFtermath site and after summer vacation, it is going bye-bye. The new site will be It's not nearly close to being up but it will be super because we are using a new CMS that has a nice UI, so you won't be seing a "dead"site. Send any links that you would like to trade with us and rss feeds to your blogs or other related items.

Sunday, August 13, 2006


DSC_0909.JPG, originally uploaded by diad.

Friday, September 30, 2005


on to something/s less depressing:
Don't forget to go to the Stranger's Genius Awards on Oct 15th at the Seattle Art Museum. I just found out that one of my favorite local bands is playing, The Helio Sequence, AND my workplace (The Frye Art Museum) has been awarded a Genius Award!

Great news about Sweet Action! We just came out with issue #4 and you can get it here

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

NEw Orleans R.I.P.

Things are finally getting better.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

1966-2005 Michael Dahlquist

In shock. Michael was such a great person that words can't even do him justice.

Monday, July 18, 2005

This too will pass

I'm sorry. This is too re-goddamn-diculous to not share. Occasionally I stay up late and look at sites for great artists. I think I found it.
stainless steel, $5600.00, comes in a sweet display box. edition of three.

This is a great site of canadian artists I found through a convoluted process... long story. Go here: It's called "The other gallery"

and it takes a while to go through it all (click the pictures) But HERE is the link to this specific picture. Have fun.

Friday, June 03, 2005

Crazy Celebrity Art

Thanks, Kamala for corrupting me with more bizarre art!
Gallery of the Absurd

Tuesday, May 24, 2005


Margot Q
Here's a great local photographer that I like a lot. Her name is Margot Q Knight. Here is a link to her web site so you can see all of her amazing pictures. Margot Q. Knight This picture reminds me of my sister's jewelry.

Here is a picture of a bracelet that my sister makes. I just finished her web site and she says it's going to be in Jane magazine sometime in June, so look for it. She's having a 10% off sale so get over there and look. Fast!
Margot Q
You can see more of Robin's jewelry at BittersweetsNY

SIFF news

This is unrelated to the gallery, but I'd like to congratulate Miranda July on her recent win at the Cannes Film Festival for her first full-length feature debut: Me and You and Everyone We Know. It's great to see that SIFF was supportive also and had it be the festival opener. I love it when quality is acknowledged, even though early reviews were a little reluctant but positive.
The first time I met Miranda July she was putting dry washcloths on her bare arms backstage at a Beck concert to stay warm. Kind of a patchwork blanket, and I thought, "That is one weird girl." Weird people are usually very entertaining.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005


The gallery is now officially closed but check back here for the latest info on future projects. I'll occasionally post artists that catch my eye like this guy:

He's David Ostrowski from Germany.

And the "Repo" show, if that's what you want to call it, was great. Most of the people who weren't directly affected or didn't support it didn't show up, which was commendable. There were a couple of irate individuals but the angry mob diffused as soon as we worked out some details. Some wanted to get the police involved which was something we had already looked into before the show, so we knew that would probably be a non-issue but welcomed any direction the night would take. The unpredictability of everything was most impressive and interesting. Thanks especially to Tori Franklin who helped identify art.

The conflict was a welcome change. Sometimes negative energy can be theraputic and it was an intentional way to put things into perspective on the way out. Aftermath has always supported an alternative to the alternative. No one person or art space can speak for the entire artistic community, which will always have critics and people who feel disenfranchised. I personally don't support some of the actions, tactics and attitudes of the group who stole the art. but a messy execution doesn't always mean the point is invalid (even if the point is hard to figure out as well (!)) I also don't think anyone is more or less deserving (or able to afford) being ripped off or vandalized.

It was a learning experience and regardless of the fact that we were taken advantage of a little as well, a lot of people got answers. Some got their art. Everyone realizes their complicity through apathy and as annoying it is to hear this story, it's not going to go away until people start taking action. I hope this gives artists the confidence to report (police report!) stolen art immediately because it's happening in a more serious way than this episode presents. I met a lot of very sweet artists who are still confused, which is really sad because they are the one's losing the most and I don't think it helps them when everyone is pushing their judgemental opinions. I recommend people follow the proper channels. I have learned that success has absolutely nothing to do with other people's opinions. Thanks for everyone's help. Thanks to John Berry who came by the next day and sprinkled flower petals in front, a la funeral procession. -- diana