We live in a fast-paced society. (You may have heard that before.) What you very likely have not done is considered the implications as deeply or creatively as the artists featured in Whats the Rush? Topics on Convenience, an exhibit that thoughtfully muses on the things that are supposed to make our lives easier. The pieces can either be critical and shockingly revealingselections from the Running the Numbers series by Seattle photographer Chris Jordan illustrates troubling consumer statistics on wasted electricity or the number of trees used for junk mailto much more flattering (if not tongue-in-cheek), such as Susan Jane Beltons series of oil paintings meticulously reproducing the logo-slathered to-go coffee cups from corporate chains such as Starbucks and 7-11. Its kind of like Campbells Soup Cans for a world too busy to heat and serve.
Nov. 7-Dec. 11, 5-8 p.m., 2009