Seattle Weekly
June 27, 2002
Francine Seders Gallery
Gail Grinnell

Seattle artist Gail Grinnell absorbs elements of nature and human history, blending them together and rendering their detailed, yet hard to discern, forms in wax and sumi ink on a series of irregularly joined panels. The resulting collection of boldly stylized images is at once decorative and narrative: Her large piece, "Imbue," appears to be an ancient and familiar story, one presumably without beginning or end. Along with the 35 or so smaller acrylic-soaked drawings with which it shares the gallery space, this is her best work to date. Francine Seders Gallery

— Jim Demetre