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11 - Living outside the art world. Edited by Dan Webb. August, 2015


10 - The critical organic catalyst Issue, or who’s that brooooown? Edited by Hannah Hong Frelot. March 2013


9 - The rug pulled out from underneath; you lie on the floor. Edited by Laura Neuman with Shaw Osha, Dawn Cerny and D.W. Burnam. November 2012


Closed Fist Open Hand - Thirty essays written by Seattle artists about work by Jeffry Mitchell. Edited by Dan Webb and Matthew Offenbacher. November 2012. Out of print


8 - Czech Cubism! March 2012


7 - October 2010


Special Issue - April 1, 2010


6 - February 2010


5 - October 2009


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2 - September 2008


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La Norda Specialo is an independent art press in Seattle, Washington which focuses on writing by and about visual artists and their friends in the Pacific Northwest. It is a project by Matthew Offenbacher.

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In 2012, the publication of Closed Fist Open Hand was generously underwritten by Carol Bennett, Mike and Cathy Casteel, Charlie Kitchings, Bill and Ruth True, and Merrill Wright. In 2010 Artist Trust contributed funds for equipment and supplies through a GAP grant. Issues 4 - 7 were supported by a generous grant from 4Culture. This website is made possible by the sponsorship of Jon Kvistad. Beginning with issue 6, La Norda has been printed on a RISO High Speed Digital Duplicator donated by Sean O’Connell of the Witt Company. The contributing artists have donated substantial amounts of their time, effort and expertise.

Index

Alaskan Way viaduct, #1 p.2
alchemy, #8 p.7
and/or (Seattle), #4 p.2, #7 p.6
Anderson, Guy, #4 p.3
Andrews, Richard, #1 pp.1,4
Angelico, il Beato, #3 p.3
Antonioni, Michelangelo, #6 p.1
Apple Computer Inc., #6 p.5
archeology, fictional, #6 pp.1,6-7
architecture
   authority, #1 p.3, #7 pp.4
   shelter, #1 pp.1
   desire, #1 pp.1,4
   proto-American, #6 p.6
art collectors, in Seattle, #2 p.4
art critics, #2 p.2
art dealers, #2 p.2
art galleries
   alternatives, #7 p.3
   audience, #2 p.4, #7 pp.2-3
   constraints, #5 p.4, #7 p.3
   free agency, #7 p.3
   neutrality, #2 p.2, #7 p.3
   as prisons, #1 p.1
   as studio, #5 p.5
art museums
   authority, #7 pp.4-6
   as graveyards, #1 p.2
   as hosts, #7 p.6
   history, #2 p.3
art
   accessibility, #2 pp.1-2, #5 p.2, #8 p.5
   ambivalence, #7 p.3
   audience, #2 pp.2,3, #5 pp.2,4, #7 pp.2,4-6, #8 pp.5,7-8
   avant-garde, #8 pp.7-8
   commodity, #2 p.2,5, #4 p.2, #6 p.1, #7 p.3, #8 p.5
   biology, #4 p.6, #5 p.5, #7 p.3
   elitism, #2 pp.3-4, #7 p.3
   emotion, #5 pp.1-2, #6 p.3
   everyday life, #4, pp.1-2, #5 p.6, #6 pp.1-2, #7 pp.2-3
   excrement, #1 pp.1,3
   intuition, #4 p.5, #5 p.2
   irony, #5 p.2
   minor arts, #8 p.5
   narcissism, #7 pp.3,7
   narrative, #4 p.2
   ornament, #6 pp.1,7, #8 p.4
   process, #3 pp.1,4-5, #5 pp.5-6, #7 pp.2-3
   quality, #2 p.2, #5 p.6, #6 p.1
   religion, #5 pp.1,2,5, #8 pp.1-2, 6-7
   remediation, #4 pp.1-4
Arthur, Bea, #6 p.1
artists
   community, #5 p.1,4-5, #7 pp.4-6, #8 pp.1-3
   economic status, #2 p.2, #7 p.5
   education, #5 pp.1,2,5
   fear, #5 pp.1,4, #6 p.2
   freedom, #5 p.6
   and influence, #6, p.7
   as intellectuals, #4.p1,6
   masculinity, #7 pp.1-7,8
   performance, #7 p.4
   power, #5 p.5, #7 pp.1,4-6
   process, #3 p.3, #4 p.5, #5 pp.3-4,6, #6 pp.1, 4-5, #7 pp.4-6
   regional stereotypes, #8 p.7
   romance between, #5 pp.1,5-6
   shame, #3 p.4, #5 p.3,6
   social responsibility, #2 p.2, #5.p.4
   vulnerability, #4 p.4, #5 pp.1,3,5-6, #7 p.4-6
   working class, #3 p.1, #4 p.2
Attia, Kader, #2 p.1
Baer, Jo, “Radical Attitudes to the Gallery”, #7 pp.1,3
Bainbridge Island, #5 p.1
baldness, #7 p.8
Bataille, Georges, informe, #1 p.3
Batchelor, David, Chromophobia, #4 p.1
Baxter, Deb, #6 pp.1,3-4
  “Neutral Nude Part One”, #2 pp.1-2
  “Neutral Nude Part Two”, #3 pp.1,4
   False Hope, #6 p.1 (ill.)
   Launching Pad, #6 p.4
   Sweetness, video, #3 p.4
   Howard House exhibition, #6 pp.1,3-4
   Or Gallery exhibition, #6 p.3
Beaumont, Linda, #7 p.7
beauty, #5 p.2, #7 p.7
   process, #3 p.3
Beauty and the Beast (fairytale), #4 p.2
Beneš, Vincenc, #8 p.2
Bennett, Gretchen
  “Conversations...”, #6 pp.1,4-5
  “You and I Have Memories Longer Than the Road: a philosophy of street art”, #1 pp.1-2
  “There is a crack in everything”,#8 p.3
   Dead Christmas Tree, #1 p.1 (ill.)
   End This Night If It Be Your Will, #5 p.6 (ill.)
   Have a Hangover, #4 p.4 (ill.)
   Hello, exhibition at Howard House, #4 p.4
   Lamp Ball, #5 p.6 (ill.)
   Nirvana (Skid Row, Ted Ed Fred, Pen Cap Chew, Bliss), #5 p.6 (ill.)
   Work Song (exhibition), #7 pp.4-5
   Nirvana, #4 p.4, #5 p.6
   remediation, #4 p.4
Berger, John, #2 pp.1-2, #3 pp.1,4
Berk, Leo Saul, #5 p.4
  “One couple makes time to talk”, #5 pp.1,5-6
  “Masculinity Conversation”, #7 pp.1,7
   Spider Hole, #7 p.8
   Work Song (exhibition), #7 pp.4-5
bioremediation, #3 p.3
Black Panther Party, #3 p.1
Blouin, Louise #3 pp.1,6
Bourgeois, Louise, #1 p.4, #7 p.7
Bowman, Midge, #1 p.4
Brâncusi, Constantin, Endless Column, #6 p.5
Braque, Georges, Czech cubism, #8 pp.1,8
Brakhage, Jane, #6 p.7
Brakhage, Stan, #6 p.7
Brendon, Nicholas, #6 p.5
Brooklyn (New York), #1 p.1, #6 p.1
Browning, Matt
   masthead (ill.), #6 p.1,
   Tradition as Adaptive Strategy (exhibition), #7 pp.1-3 (ill.)
Bruce, Chris, #1 pp.1,4
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, (television show), #4 p.4, #6 p.5
Burden, Chris, #1 p.4
Burger, John
   Ways of Seeing, #2 p.1
   and women, #2 p.2
Burnam, D.W.
  “Unmediated Melancholy: Debra Baxter’s ’point of zero preconception’”, #6 pp.1,3-4
   untitled essay, #7 pp.1-3
Burroughs, William, #6 p.3
Caillois, Roger, #7 p.3
camouflage, #7 p.3
camp, #6 p.7
capitalism, #4 p.2
caricature, #8 pp.2-3 (ill.)
Carr, Emily
   Scorned as Timber, Beloved of the Sky, #4 p.3 (ill.)
   logging, #4 p.3
Cathay, #6 pp.1,7-8
cats, #5 p.4
Celmins, Vija, #1 p.2
chamomile flowers, #5 p.3
Chase, William Merritt, #1 p.4
Chatterjee, Raj, #6 p.6
Chickadel, Ben,Work Song (exhibition), #7 pp.4-5
chinoiserie, #6 pp.1,7-8
cinematic technology, fictional, #6 p.6
civics, #6 p.4
Cobain, Kurt, #1 p.2,#4 p.4 (ill.),#5 p.5, #6 p.5, #8 p.5
Codrington, Andrea, #6 p.3
Cohen, Leonard, #8 p.5
color
   contingency, #4 p.5
   painting, #5 p.1, 3
Cornish College of the Arts, #5 p.4
Cowie, Claire, #5 p.4
   The Gift Shop Presents Presents (exhibition), #7 pp.5-6
  “One couple makes time to talk”, 5# pp.1,5-6
craft, eradication by capitalism, #4 p.2
Craigslist, #3 p.6
creativity
   censorship, #3 p.5
   control, #5 p.6, #6 pp.1-2
   faith, #5 pp.1-3,5, #8 p.7
   mysticism, #3 p.5
   neurology, #3 p.5
   process, #6 p.4
   the repressed, #5 p.4,6, #6 pp.1-2
Cubism
   architecture, #8 pp.3-4
   Parisian vs Czech, #8 pp.1-3,7-8
Cufley, Tyler, Work Song (exhibition), #7 pp.4-5
curators
   audience, #1 p.4
   limitations, #1 p.2
   trust, #1 p.4
Cure, The (musical group), #7 p.8
Daly, Drew, #3 pp.1,3
   Division: Adirondack Chair, #3 p.1 (ill.)
   Mirror Merge, #3 p.3
   Subject: Remnant, #3 p.3 (ill.)
dancing, and vulnerabiliy, #5 p.5
Darling, Michael, #5 p.2
Darth Vader, #2 p.1
David, Larry, #5 p.1
de Beer, Sue
   Hans und Gretel Filmstill (pipebomb), #5 p.5
death, #6 pp.5, 8
   meditation, #3 p.2
   movement, #3 p.2
   the undead, #4 pp.1-4
decay
   symbolism, #3 p.3, #4 p.3
   vegetables, #4 p.3
deconstruction, #5 p.2
desire
   and color, #4 pp.1,5
   poetry, #4 p.5
Dion, Mark, Neukom Vivarium, #4 p.2
Donovan, Tara, #3 p.3
Duchamp, Marcel, #1 p.3, #2 p.4
Elliot, Eric, #1 p.3
Elliot, T.S., #3 p.4
Elsen, Albert, #6 p.3
Eno, Brian, #2 p.5
erosion, #3 p.3
excrement, #1 pp.1,3
exoticism, #6 pp.1,7-8
fact vs fiction, #5 pp.4-6, #6 pp.1,6-7
femininity, #7 p.7
feminism, #3 p.4, #4 p.6, #7 p.7
fermentation, #4 p.3
Ferrari, León
  “Written painting (1963)”, #5 pp.1,3
   Cuadro Escrito, #5 p.3 (ill.)
Filla, Emil, #8 p.1
Fischer, Otokar, #8 p.3
Fitch, Claudia, #6 p.7
  “Masculinity Conversation”, #7 pp.1,7
Flickr, #3 p.6
Fluxus, #6 p.5
Focke, Anne, “A Pragmatic Response to Real Circumstances”, #7 p.6
Fontana, Lucio, #5 pp.3
Fotuhi, Majid, #3 p.6
Francis, Eric, #8 p.6
Fragonard, Jean-Honoré, #6 p.8
Fredericksen, Eric, Work Song (exhibition), #7 pp.4-5
Freize Fair, the, #3 p.6
French Revolution, the, #2 p.3
Freud, Sigmund, #1 p.1
Friends, (television show), #6 p.5
Frye Art Museum, history of, #1 p.4
Fu Dogs, #2 p.1, #2 p.6 (ill.), #6 p.7 (ill.)
furniture, and class, #3 p.2, #6 p.3
Futurist Manifesto, #8 p.2
Galbraith, John Kenneth, The Anatomy of Power, #7, pp.1, 4-6
Gas Works Park, #1 p.3, #4 pp.2-3
genocide, #1 p.3
geodesic map, #6 p.5
gift exchange, #7 pp.5-6
Global Creative Leadership Conference, the
   anecdotes, #3 pp.1,6
Gočár, Jóža, #8 p.2
   Sofa, #8 p.6 (ill.)
Goldberg, Rube, #6 p.1
Glosova, Klara, “Czech cubism from a vantage point of a blind spot”, #8 pp.6-7
Gonzalez-Torres, Felix
   Untitled (Perfect Lovers), #2 pp.5-6 (ill.)
Grade, John, #4 p.3
graduate school, #7 p.7
Graves, Morris #4 p.3
   Bird Sensing the Essential Insanities, (1944), #4 p.4
   Bird Experiencing Light, (1969), #4 p.4
   Wounded Gull, (1945), #4 p.4
Group of Fine Artists (Czech), #8 p.1
Greenwood, Wynne, New Report, #3 p.4
Greer, Mandy, Phoenix, #2 p.4 (ill.)
grunge, #8 p.4
Guangyi, Wang, Cold War Aesthetics, #3 p.6
Guinness Book of World Records, #7 p.2
Guston, Philip, #5 p.1
Gutfreund, Otto, #8 p.3
   Seated women, #8 p.6 (ill.)
   Viki’s head, #8 p.8 (ill.)
Haacke, Hans, #1 p.4
Haag, Richard
   Blodel Reserve, #4 p.3
   Gas Works Park, #1 p.3, #4 pp.2-3
   and ruins, #4 pp.2-3
Hamilton, Ann, #1 p.4
Hamilton, Charles, #6 p.2
Hansen, Eli
   on architecture and pornography, #1 pp.1,4
   exhibition at the Helm gallery, #4 p.3
Harbison, Robert, #6 p.3
Hardy, K8
   Burning Mud Women Mud Wrestling, #3 p.4
   Fashionfashion, #3 p.4
   queer politics, #3 p.4
Harries, Karsten, #2 p.5
Harris, James, see James Harris Gallery
Hashemi, Jason, The Gift Shop Presents Presents (exhibition), #7 pp.5-6
Hasting, Lord Michael, #3 p.6
Heishman, Jenny
  “Do you believe in heaven above, do you believe in love?”, #5 pp.1,5
   Mud Thing, #1 p.3 (ill.)
   skepticism of romanticism, #1 p.3
Held, Robin, #1 p.4
Hello Kitty, #6 p.8
Helm Gallery, #4 p.3
Henry Art Gallery, #7, pp.4-6
   history of, #1 p.4
Herzog, Werner
   Encounters at the End of the World, #6 p.5
Hewitt, Corin
   exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum, #4 p.3
Hill, Gary, #1 p.4
Hinrichs, Heide
  “Only There”, #2 pp.1,5
   masthead, #2 p.1 (ill.)
Hirata, Jason #7 p.6 (ill.)
   The Gift Shop Presents Presents (exhibition), #7 pp.5-6
history
   erasure and modification, #8 p.4
homosexuality, #6 p.7
   and the Northwest school, #4 p.3-4
honesty, #4 p.6, #5 pp.1,2
hooks, bell, #8 p.8
Horejc, Jaroslav, Coffee set, #8 p.8 (ill.)
horses
   symbolism, #5 pp.1,3,5
   physiology and psychology, #5 p.5
Howard House, #1 p.3, #4 p.4, #5 pp.4-6, #6 p.3
Hume, Naomi, “Czech cubism: modernist spirituality?”, #8 pp.1-3
hunting, #7 p.7
Ingres, Jean Auguste Dominique, #3 p.4
institutional critique, #6 p.4, #7 p.6
intution, #4 p.5
Ishigami, Junya, #6 p.5
Jackson, Michael, #6 p.1
James Harris Gallery, #3 p.1, #6 p.8
Janák, Pavel
  “The usefulness of artistic industry”, #8 pp.1,5-6
   Armchair, #8 p.6 (ill.)
   Design for a memorial urn, #8 p.6 (ill.)
John the Baptist, #8 p.1