Keeping my MoFA blog post in mind, I went to the University of Washington’s 2009 MFA show at the Henry Art Museum this past weekend, a couple of blocks from my home. It was a nice little walk with my wife and we spied on the work of the UW’s MFA students’ work with a head of attitude. To my surprise, the show was excellent, significantly better than the last few year exhibits of UW MFA students. The highlight of the show was the paintings of Hugo Shi. What can make a painting so revolutionary is the physicality of the painted surface, and Shi’s paintings we absolutely gorgeous to view in person. Most MFA grads move on to obscurity after grad school, but Shi armed with a treasure trove of painting skill should continue on to greater heights. If Hugo Shi sees this blog post, please contact me, I’d like to talk to you about your work.