HEIDI ESTEY'S ARTWORK!
In 2005, we visited Seattle and we saw this really cool artwork in a local shop. We bought some of it and I emailed the artist, Heidi Estey, only to find she didn't have a website. Well, now she does--and a new show. I really like this stuff. It's weird and playful and dark without being derivative.
Here is more info, from an email Heidi just sent me.
Heidi Estey is a Seattle-based artist who has been illustrating, painting, and crafting since the early 90s. Her mordant yet sensual artwork has been praised by the Seattle Post- Intelligencer and Reader’s Guide to the Underground Press. She has had showings at Gargoyles and the late great 2nd Avenue Pizza, has contributed art for literary magazines and zines, and been part of I Heart Rummage and other crafty collectives.
Her latest work is entitled “The Rule of Thumb” and it features inspired, subtle ruminations about the control of women in the culture of men. It was inspired by a spiritual journey she has been taking for the past several years, and the libretto-chapbook for the series was written by her husband Chris. (It is Chris’s first zine since “Ghetto Chicken” back in 2001.) Her website was created by her best friend and fellow artist Hillary Brown.
The gallery showing for Heidi Estey’s “The Rule of Thumb” will be on display between October 20th and November 13th at Gargoyles Statuary, Inc., 4550 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105. (206) 632-4940 and 1-800-253-9672.
The opening reception is Oct. 20th 2006, between 5 PM - 7 PM, during the University gallery Art Walk.
For copies of “The Rule of Thumb” libretto-chapbook, come to the reception, or please send $2 to:
Heidi & Chris Estey
5247 15th Avenue NE #301
Seattle, WA 98105