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A new acquisition from The New Foundation
Dear Henry Members and Friends... The Henry has been abuzz with energy, discovery, and delight this past winter and spring, from artist Suzanne Bocanegra’s performance, Bodycast, with Academy Award-winning actor Frances McDormand to artist/designer Anna Telcs’ The Dowsing, which sparked dialogue on the variable economies of fashion and manufacturing. We are thrilled to have photo credit: robert wade launched Sanctum, a digital art installation created by University of Washington DXARTS Professors James Coupe and Juan Pampin that has transformed the Henry’s façade into a lively interactive social media piece. In late May, we look forward to our annual presentation of the University of Washington MFA and MDes Thesis Exhibition. A new exhibition, The Ghost of Architecture, will feature recent acquisitions and promised gifts. Ongoing shows include Out [o] Fashion Photography: Embracing Beauty and Paul Laffoley: Premonitions of the Bauharoque. Our mission of advancing the art, artists, and ideas of our time remains at the core of our work and programming. With the UW School of Art, we hosted the lecture series “Critical Issues in Contemporary Art” featuring visiting artists Raymond Boisjoly, Jason Dodge, Ola El-Khalidi and Diala Khasawnih, Tue Greenfort, Tamara Henderson, Isla Leaver-Yap, Sam Lewitt, and Oscar Tuazon. The series was sponsored by The Nebula Project with generous support from The New Foundation Seattle. We are also delighted to announce the finalists for the third biennial cycle of The Brink, an award for emerging artists age 35 and under in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia on the “brink” of a professional career: Raymond Boisjoly, Vancouver, B.C.; Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA; Rob Halverson, Portland, OR; Sylvain Sailly, Vancouver, B.C.; Blair Saxon-Hill, Portland, OR; and Nell Warren, Washougal, WA. For the award, 47 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The jury, which was made up of Vancouver artist, Althea Thauberger; Pacific Northwest College of Art MFA Program Chair, Arnold Kemp; and Henry Deputy Director of Art and Education, Luis Croquer, will conduct studio visits with the finalists late this spring. The winner will be announced in early June. The Brink Award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke. We are deeply grateful for their generosity of spirit and deep commitment to the art and artists of our region. The Henry Now campaign has made extraordinary progress — we have raised over $4 million toward our $10 million goal. This fundraising initiative is capitalizing the museum in three distinct areas: exhibitions and programs; education and community engagement; and museum infrastructure. The campaign seeks gifts of art to expand the Henry’s collections, as well as current and planned gifts to build our endowment. All of us at the Henry offer our heartfelt thanks to those who have contributed to date, and we look forward to the great things to come. I hope to see you soon at the Henry! Sylvia Wolf Director
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Jeffry Mitchell. Within a Motherfucking Budding Grove. 1993. Cast plastic on Plexiglas. Henry Art Gallery, purchased with funds from The New Foundation Seattle, 2012.142. photo credit: r. j. sánchez.
The New Foundation Seattle has generously provided the Henry with funds for the purchase of Within a Motherfucking Budding Grove (1993) by Jeffry Mitchell. Founded by philanthropist Shari Behnke, The New Foundation Seattle was launched last July to strengthen the position of contemporary visual art and production in Seattle through three primary activities: acquisitions, education, and public programs. The Henry is proud to be one of the first museums to benefit from the Acquisitions Program, a program that places works by Seattle-based artists in American museum collections. Within a Motherfucking Budding Grove was included in the recent exhibition Like a Valentine: The Art of Jeffry Mitchell and is a seminal work in the artist’s career.
Green cast plastic sculptures of bunnies, daisies, bulbous trees, and other flora and fauna protrude from a leaning sheet of Plexiglas. Within a Motherfucking Budding Grove is a contained landscape that juxtaposes childhood innocence with complex human experiences, including death, sex, and loss. In Mitchell’s own words the piece “conflates painting and sculpture; horizontal landscape (western) and vertical landscape (eastern); Brice Marden’s monochrome paintings and Philip Guston’s centralized abstractions; Giorgione’s The Tempest with Manet’s Le dejeuner sur l’herbe; Warhol’s piss paintings and the Smurfs; and the window and the tabletop.”
VIEWPOINTS: Elizabeth Jameson [installation view]. 2013. Henry Art Gallery. photo credit: r.j. sánchez
VIEWPOINTS highlights select works from the Henry’s permanent collection and offers texts that highlight diverse perspectives of University of Washington faculty members. Multiple voices help expand our understanding of a work of art, cast a new light on overlooked details, and open our minds to new ideas. The first iteration of this project features four charcoal drawings and video documentation of the perfor-
mance Long Sleeves by artist Elizabeth Jameson. Jameson’s work is displayed alongside commentary by UW faculty Caroline Chung Simpson, Associate Professor, Humanities; Sarah Nash Gates, Executive Director of the School of Drama and Professor of Costume Design; and Jessica Burstein, Associate Professor, Department of English and Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies. Over time, VIEWPOINTS will present new combinations of artworks and voices, emphasizing how works from the collection can inspire and provoke new dialogues and thoughts. VIEWPOINTS (located on the Mezzanine) Through June 16: Elizabeth Jameson June 22 – October 6: James Turrell
James Turrell. Light Reign. 2003. Permanent skyspace and exterior illumination work. Henry Art Gallery Collection, 2004.14. Copyright: James Turrell. photo credit: lara swimmer.
Happy Birthday, Skyspace! This summer we are delighted to celebrate the 10th birthday of James Turrell’s site-specific Skyspace, Light Reign, 2003, commissioned by the Henry to commemorate the museum’s 75th anniversary. The Henry has a long-standing relationship with Turrell. In 1992, Henry Director Richard Andrews organized James Turrell: Sensing Space, a 25-year retrospective of the artist’s work. In the fall of 2001, the Henry hosted an artist residency with Turrell in conjunction with the Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First Century television series, produced by PBS. Turrell’s residency included a public lecture at the University of Washington and participation in classroom discussions with UW School of Art students. It was during this visit that he began envisioning a Skyspace for the Henry. Turrell’s Skypaces, though all operating on the same basic principal, are unique to each site’s surrounding architecture or landscape, and reflect the atmosphere, weather, and regional light particular to each place. Our Skyspace, Light Reign, is the first structure of
Turrell’s to combine two key aspects of his work in one building: Skyspace and exterior architectural illumination. Offering experiences of light in space, both inside and out, it is a unique pavilion that acts as both meditative chamber and public artwork. Starting in May and June, Turrell’s art will be celebrated with a jointly-planned trio of retrospective exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museum in New York; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. These concurrent exhibitions will provide an in-depth survey of Turrell’s work from his first light installations in the 1960s to the ongoing work on his monumental Roden Crater project. We hope you will join us in honoring the work of this extraordinary artist by visiting our Skyspace and attending upcoming programs which celebrate Light Reign and its position as a lasting legacy of the Henry’s commitment to contemporary art and ideas.
We offer special thanks to the donors who contributed to the commissioning of Light Reign for their generous support: Dr. E. H. Abellanosa and family; Debbi and Paul Brainerd; Margaret Breen and Stewart Landefeld; the Charles Engelhard Foundation; Susan and Jeffrey Brotman; the Gladys and Sam Rubenstein Foundation; Lyn and Jerry Grinstein; the Helen and Max Gurvich; Erin and Michal Halleran; Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Hedreen; the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation; Mrs. Janet W. Ketcham; the Norman Archibald Charitable Foundation; a gift in memory of Francis B. Runnfeldt; SAFECO; Nancy Sears and Jeffrey Karson; Rebecca and Alexander Stewart; William and Ruth True; Barbara and Charles B. Wright, III; H.S. Wright III and Katherine Janeway; Virginia and Bagley Wright; and an anonymous donor.
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Friday, July 19 Happy Birthday, Light Reign! See page 11 for more information
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Complementing our July 19 Light Reign celebration, the Henry will also have works by Turrell on display in the museum June 22 – October 6. Three aquatint prints from the portfolio First Light (1989–1990) will be featured on the Mezzanine. These prints are based on the artist’s early geometric light projections. There will also be an educational display about the Henry’s Skyspace, Light Reign, in the Microsoft Gallery, featuring the Light Reign architectural model, a short video about the creation of Light Reign, and Turrell’s relationship with the Henry, as well as information about other Skyspaces around the world.
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Exterior view of Sanctum on the Henry’s front entrance façade. photo credit: r. j. sánchez.
james coupe and Juan pampin
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In 2010, the Henry issued an open international call, soliciting proposals for a site-specific digital art project to transform the façade of the museum’s main entrance, and to engage the thousands of UW students, faculty, and staff who pass by the Henry every day. In late 2011, James Coupe and Juan Pampin’s Sanctum was selected from a global pool of 91 applicants. After eighteen months of research and development, Sanctum was installed during the spring of 2013 and went live in early May. An interactive art installation, Sanctum is designed to gather images of participants to generate cinematic narratives from social media content that matches the demographics of the participants. To interact with the project, viewers must stand still within 12 feet of the Henry façade, in front of the bank of monitors and under the overhang. If they look directly at the screens, the system may incorporate them by determining their age and gender and matching that information with alreadycached social-media posts and previously recorded videos. Images of participants are erased periodically. Sanctum artists James Coupe and Juan Pampin are associate professors at the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) at the University of Washington; an interdisciplinary degree-granting center designed to support the emergence of a new genera4
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tion of hybrid artists. With Sanctum, the artists seek to investigate the narrative potential of social media. Their work raises questions about the conflicting imperatives emerging in our culture as we promote and embrace ever-more-intrusive electronic media, while still cherishing traditional notions of privacy. “Fifty percent of Americans are on Facebook,” James Coupe remarks. “With social media, we can now simultaneously occupy public and private spaces. Our brains become accustomed to a new way of thinking: one that is voyeuristic, non-linear, and employs simultaneity.” Pampin adds, “Sanctum is customized to who you are. In that regard, it is paradoxical. You are both singled out and brought into a multi-layered complex world.” From its founding in 1927, the Henry has championed new artistic production and fostered a campus- and region-wide culture of creativity. By commissioning a work that engages current topics in art and technology, the Henry fulfills its mission to advance the art, artists, and ideas of our time. James Coupe received his PhD in Digital Art and Experimental Media from the University of Washington and an MFA from the University of Edinburgh, UK. He works with systems, autonomy, and networks. His recent works (re)collector and The Lover use computer vision software to extract demographic and behavioral infor-
mation recontextualized into narratives. Juan Pampin is an Argentine composer and sound artist with a Master of Arts in Computer Music from the CNSM de Lyon, France and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in composition from Stanford University. His work explores the territory delineated by the concepts of site, memory, and materiality, considering listening as an active process of self-reflection. To participate in Sanctum, sign up at www.sanctum.io. Sanctum is a commission by the Henry Art Gallery, generously supported by the Barton Family Foundation and Linden Rhoads. This project is also made possible with the support of the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS), University of Washington. related e v e n ts
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Exhibition Preview for Henry Contemporaries and Patrons Thursday, May 23 Exhibition Opening Friday, May 24
May 25 – june 23
the 2013 university of washington MFA and MDes thesis exhibition S troum gallery
The Henry is proud to present the University of Washington’s School of Art Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design annual thesis exhibition. Throughout their program, students work with advisers and other artists to develop advanced techniques, expand concepts, discuss critical issues, and emerge with a vision and direction for their own work. This collaboration between the Henry and the School of Art represents our 86-year commitment to serving the University of Washington and the region as a cultural hub and training ground in the visual arts.
Organized by Henry Head Preparator and Exhibition Designer Jim Rittimann. A preview of students’ works may be viewed online at: http://art.washington. edu/2013-mfa-mdes-thesis-exhibition related e v e n ts
Phillip Carpenter. Joe Wills, Nashville, TN & The Space Between Two People. 2013. Unfired porcelain, painted plywood, color photograph. image courtesy the artist
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Exhibition Preview for Henry Contemporaries and Patrons Thursday, May 24 Exhibition Opening Friday, May 24
MFA and MDes students presenting work: Jared Bender Phillip Carpenter Carly Cummings Lacy Draper Mike Fretto Kari Gaynor
Adriel Rollins Travis-David Smith Melanie Wang Marcus Watson Ryan Weatherly
Dakota Gearhart Meg Hartwig Dave Kennedy Stephanie Klausing Margarita Melniciuc Josh Nelson
May 25 – june 23
small change test site
Small Change is a four-week presentation of research into themes of reciprocity, barter, debt, and the emergence of markets and related value systems through the creation and distribution of an invented currency. Developed by first-year UW School of Art MFA student Rebecca Chernow, the project is the result of an open call to students to develop a project for the Test Site, coinciding with the 2013 MFA graduate exhibition. Small Change is an experiment in small, homespun change through tangible activity and face-to-face interaction presented in three parts. For the first week, the artist will be in the space gilding small hand-fabricated glassworks that will be used as currency throughout the course of the project. These glassworks will then be made available to the public through barter or trade. Visitors are encouraged to bring in items to be exchanged for this hand-crafted currency. The items will
then be priced and displayed in the Test Site until the last week of the project. A series of discussions and workshops will provide visitors the opportunity to delve deeper into the topics that comprise this project. This project is made possible by the generosity of the Henry’s Sustaining, Contemporaries, and Patron members.
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See page 11 for more information Sunday, June 2 Workshop: Gild the world Thursday, June 6 Artist Talk: Rebecca Chernow Saturday, June 15 Free Market
photo courtesy rebecca chernow
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Assume Vivid Astro Focus. Chandelier Venice. 2002. Photolithograph. Henry Art Gallery, gift of Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, 2012.144.
Carsten Höller. Neon Circle [installation view at Western Bridge, Seattle, 2004]. 2001. Aluminum and cold cathode tubes. Henry Art Gallery, gift of William and Ruth True, 2007.68.
July 13 – September 29
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The Ghost of Architecture celebrates works of art given to the Henry during the last five years, many as contributions to the Henry Now Campaign. The works featured in the exhibition are gifts and promised gifts from Henry Trustees, long-time donors, and new friends. Some of the pieces have been included in recent presentations, while many others have rarely or never been shown in the museum’s galleries. The exhibition focuses on contemporary works that invoke architecture without citing it directly. Architecture or the architectural dimension is referenced by the artists, either as a displaced or isolated fragment, as fantasy or folly, as the site of ordinary or extraordinary events, as memory, or as the missing context within larger narratives. The Ghost of Architecture includes works in a variety of media including photography, drawing, installation, and video. All were produced in the last decade and reflect the multiplicity of approaches and voices in art today. The exhibition aims to reflect the Henry’s ongoing focus on growing our contemporary collection. We seek
work by celebrated and emerging artists who are new to the collection, while also building on existing strengths. The Henry’s collection has the dual mission of being utilized for both exhibitions and for study. The Eleanor Henry Reed Collection Study Center is a space dedicated to forging new relationships with Northwest scholars, educators, students, and artists who want to learn from and teach with art objects. Artists featured in the exhibition include: Kevin Appel, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Edward Burtynsky, Jacob Dahlgren, Carsten Höller, Los Carpinteros, and Christian Marclay, among others. The Ghost of Architecture is curated by Luis Croquer, Deputy Director of Art and Education. Generous support is provided through gifts to the Henry Now Campaign made by the Barton Family Foundation in memory of Irving Marcus; Cathy and Michael Casteel; the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation; William and Ruth True; and the Bagley and Virginia Wright Fund.
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June 8 – August 29
Photographs from the Henry Art Gallery Collection M r . and M rs . R ichard C . H edreen G allery
Edward Burtynsky. Shipbreaking #12, Chittagong, Bangladesh. 2000. Chromogenic color print. Henry Art Gallery, gift of Dale and Leslie Chihuly, 2009.56.
Many of the everyday things we take for granted are products of industrialization. Automobiles, airplanes, televisions, even the five-and-six day work week grew out of the Industrial Revolution. In the mid-eighteenth century, economies in Europe and America shifted from an agrarian base to one dominated by machine production. Since then, little has remained the same. The camera is a particularly appropriate tool for charting industry’s impact on the modern world. Photography rose out of the scientific and technological inquiry that gave birth to the Industrial Revolution. It is, itself, a mechanical medium. Over the years, photographers have traced the rise and fall of industry’s popularity—from heroic views of skyscrapers and factories prevalent before the Second World War to more recent, critical looks at industry’s effect on the environment. Early photographers display a vivid fascination for the growth of cities and transportation systems. Steam, steel, and electric lights appear again and again. From the 1960s on, however, the mood shifts. With dry, analytical pictures of urban sprawl or genetically engineered food products, photographers reflect a growing ambivalence towards industrial advancement. Industrial Effects provides a sampling of photographs from the Henry’s permanent collection that surveys changing attitudes towards industry from the 19th century until now. The exhibition includes works by Berenice Abbott, Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Edward Burtynsky, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Lewis Hine, Alfred Stieglitz, among others. Industrial Effects is curated by Sylvia Wolf, Director. The exhibition is made possible by generous gifts of works of art given by Henry patrons and friends.
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Out [o] Fashion Photography: Embracing Beauty north galleries
Out [o]Fashion Photography: Embracing Beauty challenges conventional perspectives on beauty and reveals that the camera remains a powerful device for exploring how we see others and view ourselves. Through photographic and video imagery culled from the collections of the Henry and the University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, viewers are encouraged to explore historical and cultural perceptions of beauty, identity, and desire — and how those perceptions shape visual culture. Out [o] Fashion Photography: Embracing Beauty brings together new and unknown works that offer a cross-cultural read on beauty. Images include portraits, documentary and constructed images, and fashion photographs from the 19th to the 21st century. The exhibition features the work of more than 50 internationally recognized photographers, including Cecil Beaton, Nan Goldin, André Kertész, Lee Friedlander, Lorna Simpson, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol. Shifting attitudes about gender, fashion, and representations of the body can be seen in images by Gertrude Käsebier and Diane Arbus while the effects of fashion, advertising, and desire on depicting beauty are considered in the work of Don Wallen, Janieta Eyre, and Jan Saudek. Photographs by Edward Sheriff Curtis and Fred E. Miller who worked with Native American subjects are informed by ethnographic ideologies. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue co-published with University of Washington Press. 8
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Out [o]Fashion Photography: Embracing Beauty is curated by Deborah Willis, Ph.D., Henry Art Gallery’s inaugural Visiting Fellow. Dr. Willis is a photographer, curator, and historian of African American photography, as well as a world-renowned educator and scholar of contemporary visual culture. The Henry’s Visiting Fellow Program is designed to bring artists and scholars to Seattle to study works in the museum’s collections and engage with students at the University of Washington. Over two year’s time, Willis conducted research at the Henry and the UW’s Special Collections. Among the core strengths of the Henry’s collection of over 25,000 objects are more than 2,000 images representing the history of photography since its inception. Out [o] Fashion Photography: Embracing Beauty is curated by Deborah Willis, Henry Visiting Fellow and Chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. The exhibition is generously supported by ArtsFund; the National Endowment for the Arts; and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. Support is also provided through gifts to the Henry Now Campaign made by the Barton Family Foundation in memory of Irving Marcus; Cathy and Michael Casteel; the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation; William and Ruth True; and the Bagley and Virginia Wright Fund.
Graciela Iturbide. Rosa, Juchitán. 1979, printed 1980. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, gift of Burt and Jane Berman, 2004.159. photo credit: richard nicol
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Paul Laffoley: Premonitions of the Bauharoque east gallery
Paul Laffoley. THE WORLD SOUL OF PLOTINUS. 2001. Oil, acrylic, and vinyl lettering on canvas. Private collection. Courtesy of Kent Fine Art, New York.
Paul Laffoley’s work is the result of the artist’s visualizations of his own complex theories and is, in his own words, “transdisciplinary.” The artist draws from a vast wealth of information, relying on his command of a multiplicity of disciplines, including the natural sciences, the occult, astrology, art history, and world history, among many others. Entering Laffoley’s world can be demanding. To facilitate your experience, he has produced a group of texts called Thoughtforms that seek to elucidate the content of his works. Reproduced here in its entirety is the thoughtform for The World Soul of Plotinus, currently on display in the exhibition Paul Laffoley: Premonitions of the Bauharoque. Paul Laffoley: Premonitions of the Bauharoque is curated by Luis Croquer, Deputy Director of Art and Education, with assistance from Merith Bennett, Senior Curatorial Associate. Support is provided through gifts to the Henry Now Campaign made by the Barton Family Foundation in memory of Irving Marcus; Cathy and Michael Casteel; the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation; William and Ruth True; and the Bagley and Virginia Wright Fund.
THE WORLD SOUL OF PLOTINUS 2001 Oil, acrylic, ink, and vinyl lettering on canvas 73 1/2 x 73 1/2 in. Subject: The Source of New-Platonism Symbol Evocation: Transcendent Evolution Plotinus (204/5–270 AD) was born on March 13, 204 or 205, in Lycopolis in Lower Egypt. He was weaned at the age of eight. He did not start studying philosophy until he was already twenty-seven or twenty-eight, when he dedicated himself to philosophy as mysticism. In 232 he went to Alexandria, where he discovered Ammonius Saccas, one of the founders of Neoplatonism. Plotinus studied with Saccas for eleven years. Intrigued by the teachings of the East, Plotinus tried to reach Persian and Hindu sages by joining the army of the Roman emperor, Gordian III (225–244 AD), in 243. Gordian was killed during the campaign, but Plotinus escaped with his life and managed to make it back to the West. By 244 Plotinus had arrived in Rome, where he was teaching but at first writing nothing. This changed after he practiced astral projection through the oculus of the Pantheon (designed by Hadrian [76–138 AD], the fourteenth emperor of Rome). The geometry of the Pantheon, with its implied interior of a perfect sphere, inspired Plotinus to formulate his mystical system, and to begin to put down his ideas in writing. It is a simple system of necessary emanation, procession, and irradiation, accompanied by necessary aspiration or reversion-to-source. All the forms and phases of existence flow from the divin-
ity and all strive to return to the divinity. The divinity is a graded triad of hypostases encompassing 1) The One, or first existent; 2) the Divided Mind, or the first thinker and thought; and 3) the All Soul, or the first and only principle of life. Plotinus described the body as a system of consciousness and matter but considered it distinct from the soul. Plotinus moved to a small town in the Roman Campania in 266, where he tried to build his dream— a city dedicated to Plato. Plotinus’s “Platonopolis” was based on Magnesia, the ideal city Plato describes in his last dialogue, The Laws. The whole thing fell through, and Plotinus, who had taken ill in 269, died on November 26, 270 from quinsy. After his death, his student and major disciple, Porphyry of Tyre, arranged Plotinus’s fifty-four essays into six groups of nine, which is why they are called The Enneads, from the Greek for “nine.” The mystical system set out in The Enneads is totally unique, and although religions from Christianity to Hinduism have tried to lay claim to Plotinus, it is impossible to put him in any one camp. In fact, Plotinus’s interest in religious traditions was from a position of attempting to discover how close these other systems were to his own philosophy A final note: In 1946 Giuseppe Conti, who lived in Campania in the same town that was to have been Platonopolis, discovered the skull of Plotinus while digging a posthole. The head had been neatly severed from the body, as if by a surgeon. Plotinus had always said that he hated his body and wished only his head to be buried. In the same year, Conti saw his first flying saucer—or disco volante. h e n r ya r t.o r g
programs & events Bike fridays 6/28 – 9/20 : movies, music, workshops, events + Free admission for cyclists!
Free public tours The Henry offers FREE 30-minute public tours. Tours are led by a variety of voices from UW Student Guides, Henry staff members, and UW faculty. No registration required; all tours meet in the museum’s lobby (Museum admission is always free on First Thursdays). Public Tours Schedule Every Wednesday, 12 – 12:30 pm Every Saturday, 12 – 12:30 pm First Thursdays, 7 – 7:30 pm
Third wednesdays: faculty-led tours Every third Wednesday at noon join UW faculty and graduate students for a free 30-minute guided tour of a current Henry exhibition. June 19 Join Dave Kennedy, Seattle artist and UW MFA candidate for a tour through Out [o] Fashion Photography: Embracing Beauty. Using photography, video, and performance, Kennedy’s work centers on narrative and employs the themes of passion, self-doubt, and inner struggle in the multicultural worlds of religion, health, and family. July 17 Join Brian Reed, Associate Professor in the English 10
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Department, for a tour through Paul Laffoley: Premonitions of the Bauharoque. Reed specializes in 20th-century poetry and poetics and also researches international modernism, the avant-garde postmodernism, and experimental fiction. August 21 Join Louisa Iarocci, Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture, for a tour through The Ghost of Architecture. Iarocci’s area of expertise is architectural history, theory, and design. September 18 Join Terry Schenold, Department of English and Comparative History of Ideas Program, PhD candidate for a tour through Paul Laffoley: Premonitions of the Bauharoque. Schenold’s interests include the fiction of Melville and Faulkner, the poetry of Wallace Stevens, and the philosophy of Kant, Peirce, McLuhan, and Stiegler. Schenold is currently completing his dissertation, tentatively titled “Reasoning and Reflection in the Novel and Game Media.”
School & group tours Guided tours are FREE of charge for K-12 School and Community Groups! To book a tour email email@example.com or go online and fill out a tour request form at: henryart.org/tours.
Bike Friday Kick Off Event and Ride Free Fridays
Helsing Junction Farm and K Records Annual Sleepover
Bike Fridays, June 28 – September 20 Kick Off Event: Fri, June 28 | 6 – 9 pm
Thur, August 15 – Sat, August 18 Meet at the Henry and cycle to Helsing Junction Farm
With the days getting longer and the evenings getting warmer, now is the perfect time to hop on your bike and head to the Henry. On Fridays throughout the summer we are offering free admission to all cyclists. Join us to kick off the summer with an evening of miniworkshops, demos, live music, and a variety of cycle-friendly arts activities. We’ll have valet bike parking in the Sculpture Court — and hold on to your valet ticket for a chance to win raffle prizes from a variety of local shops and cycling associations. This summer, we’ll be hosting a variety of bike-in movies, music events, workshops, and other programming, all of which will be free to cyclists. Watch for updates on our summer kick-off and related events at henryart.org.
Join us for four-days of cycling, fireside chats, organic goodies, and live music! Part camping trip, part music festival, part bike adventure, this guided ride will take you south of Olympia through the lush green of inland Washington to Helsing Junction Farm. Founded in 1992 by Annie Salafsky and Susan Ujcicthis, graduates of The Evergreen State College, this pastoral organic farm has been home to the annual K Records music festival. The festival features 20 different bands from the Olympia-based K Records, independent films, homemade organic food (the proceeds from which are donated to Thurston County Gleaners Coalition), swimming in rivers, and two nights of camping in orchard and fallow fields. For more information on this adventure, check out henryart.org.
Rubber & Tin Fri, August 23 | 6 pm Meet in the Plaza outside the Henry Entrance Rubber & Tin is a bicycle ride through the city of Seattle that combines homemade musical-bicycle instruments, site-specific listening, and cartography. Join composers and sound artists Nat Evans and Chris Kallmyer in a workshop to build bike-bound-instruments and other ramshackle devices designed to create sound from your pedaling. The group will then depart for the Burke-Gilman trail, where along the way the mobile ensemble will be directed to stop, circle up, and simply listen — our attentions, hearing, and observations shaped by the new lens of an instant and temporary community. The ride will end at Gas Works Park where participants can enjoy smoothies (made by bikepowered blenders) and the sounds of urban fauna. As cyclists depart, their sonic bicycles will slowly dissipate into the broad landscape of the city.
Call for exhibition guides Application deadline: September 13 The Henry is looking for volunteer Exhibition Guides to introduce and deepen the experience of its exhibitions for tour groups of all ages. We invite you to be part of one of the most important and far-reaching functions of the Henry. You’ll learn about modern and contemporary art, exciting and effective touring techniques, and receive an introduction to the Henry’s collections and special exhibitions. Education staff, Henry curators, and guest speakers will lead the training sessions. A background in art history or teaching is helpful, but not required. Tours are needed during the day, evenings, and weekends. There is a one-year minimum participation requirement. Active Exhibition Guides receive the following benefits: • 15% discount at the Molly’s Cafe • Inclusion in the Museum’s annual participation in National Volunteer Week in April • Continuing education and a behind-the-scenes look at Henry collections and special exhibitions. The New Guide Training Class runs from late September to early December. Application Deadline: Friday, September 13, 2013. Please email contact-education@henryart. org or call 206.616.9695 to receive an Exhibition Guide Information Packet and Application.
Family sundays at the Henry Second Sundays | 2 – 3:30 pm June 9, July 14, August 11 FREE for Henry members $10 per family for non-members Fee includes admission to the museum, a guided tour, gallery activities, and art materials. Space is limited and advanced reservation required. Tickets: http://bit.ly/henrytix
Family Sundays at the Henry are especially designed for adults and children to learn and create together. Each month, inspired by art on view at the Henry, we’ll focus on different activities and new ways of immersing ourselves in the art. Family Sundays are best suited for elementary-aged children, but we encourage older or younger kids to join in. June 9 Reflect and Reshape Take a close look at the Henry’s exterior walls and you will find nine paintings made with bicycle and truck reflectors of various sizes and colors. Haven’t seen them yet or not sure where to find them? Then join us as we explore Richard Elliott’s Cycle of the Sun and the influences that helped shape his work including geometry, quilt-
ing patterns, and basket weaving designs. Back in the Education Lounge we’ll make a work on paper inspired by different patterns and your personal story! July 14 Light and Night On this special 10th year anniversary of James Turrell’s Light Reign, we will explore ways in which this Skyspace incorporates sound, silence, light, and the night sky. Join us in the Skyspace to think about different ways this unique space can be used and get inspired to create your own paper campfire ring which you can later share with friends and family. August 11 Building Quest Have you ever created a tree house or a blanket fort? What kind of space did you create and what inspired you to do so? Join us as we explore works in The Ghost of Architecture and think about habitability and structures. Bring your imagination and fort-making skills (real or imagined) as we consider the possibilities of how to transform the spaces that rule our lives.
Educational public programs at the Henry are generously supported by the 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax Fund, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, ArtsFund, The Boeing Company, and the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.
programs & events Mindfulness Meditations Second Thursday of each month 12:30 – 1 pm Mindful Awareness is the momentby-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Extensive research has proven that mindfulness is an effective way to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and wellbeing. These 30-minute “drop-in” mindfulness-meditation sessions are held on the second Thursday of each month. Registration is not required. Please check in at the Henry’s front desk for location information. Meditations will begin promptly at 12:30 pm.
Collection in Focus: Off with the Corset! Thur, May 23 | 7 pm
Reed Collection Study Center FREE “Truth to nature and beauty in all things” was the guiding principle of Aestheticism, a Victorian art movement designed to counter the Industrial Revolution by rejecting conformity and materialism. By the 1870s, this movement had spawned its own fashion offshoot, the loosely-termed “Aesthetic dress.” A small group of artistic and intellectual women originally wore these dresses with the intent of rejecting the uniformity and artifice of high fashion, and in so doing, created their own fashion revolution. Join Kimberly Hereford, UW Art History PhD candidate, for a discussion about the key characteristics of Aesthetic attire while examining a selection of garments from the Henry’s extensive costume collection.
Sanctum and UW School of Art 2013 MFA and MDes Celebration Fri, May 24 | 7 pm Café and Stroum Gallery Join us for an evening with Sanctum artists James Coupe and Juan Pampin and the 2013 UW School of Art MFA and MDes candidates. The MFA/MDes celebration is cohosted by the UW Alumni Association and the UW College of Arts and Sciences.
Cleopatra Jones Thur, May 30 | 7 pm Henry Auditorium $5 Henry Members, UW Students, Staff, and Faculty $10 General Audience Join us for a screening of Jack Starrett’s Cleopatra Jones, a Blaxploitation film starring Tamara Dobson. The film deals with themes of feminism, sexuality, race, and pop culture during a transitional time in the 1970’s, a social climate that saw the rise of both secondwave feminism and the Black Power movement. Shown in conjunction with Out [o] Fashion Photography: Embracing Beauty (see page 8), this screening will also feature an introduction and discussion with Sonnet Retman, Associate Professor of American Ethnic Studies at UW.
Workshop: Gild the world Sun, June 2 | 1 – 3 pm Test Site FREE Gilding is a traditional decorative technique for applying thin gold, copper, or silver sheets (also known as leaf) to solid surfaces such as wood, stone, metal, or glass. Participants in the workshop will learn how to gild small objects by hand using these traditional techniques. This process adds a veneer of worth to objects that might not otherwise appear valuable, making them shiny and precious in appearance. No previous experience is necessary; everyone is welcome, and all almost anything can be gilded, even your own teeth. This program is held in conjunction with the Test Site project Small Change (see page 5).
Friday, july 26: Performance lecture by Arrington De Dionyso. photo
Friday, August 2: screening of Metropolis, with live music by GIRD
Free Market Sat, June 15 | 1 – 3 pm Test Site FREE Everything must go! Toward the close of Small Change, once all of the handmade currency has been dispersed, Rebecca Chernow will be hosting a “liquidation sale” during which time everything that has accumulated in the space through means of trade and barter will be made available to the public. Visitors to the Henry are encouraged to empty the gallery space of its contents in this final week, exchanging real U.S. dollars (on a strictly donation basis, at their discretion) for objects of their choosing. All donations support the Henry’s mission of advancing the art, artists, and ideas of our time. This program is held in conjunction with the Test Site project Small Change (see page 5).
Artist Talk: Rebecca Chernow Thur, June 6 | 7 pm Test Site FREE Join us for a discussion on and around issues of labor, trade, currency, and gift economies inspired by Rebecca Chernow’s concurrent study on the topic. All artists interested in the practice of exchanging both labor and works are especially encouraged to participate and speak out about the importance of systems of trade within creative communities, as a way of making a living as well as bringing individuals together in the spirit of reciprocity and exchange. This program is held in conjunction with the Test Site project Small Change (see page 5).
Happy Birthday, Light Reign!
Guided Tours: Under The Influence
Fri, July 19 | 6 pm FREE with museum admission
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Help us celebrate the 10th birthday of our Skyspace! In 2003, The Henry commissioned Light Reign by James Turrell to commemorate the museum’s 75th anniversary. Both inside and outside the Skyspace, local artists, performers, and poets will explore ideas about the psychology of visual perception, celestial events, light and optics, and self-awareness through silence and contemplation. Learn about how the Skyspace was built and the logistics of maintaining all of its working parts.
Under the guidance of a Certified Hypnotheripist and a trained Henry Gallery Guide, visitors will be invited to participate in a group tour of Paul Laffoley: Premonitions of the Bauharoque while under hypnosis. Hypnosis is a superficially-induced and fully-functioning psychological state that can heighten focus and concentration around a particular thought or theme. Visitors will have the opportunity to encounter the works on view in an uninhibited state.
Performance Lecture: Arrington de Dionyso
Fri, July 26 | 7 – 8 pm Auditorium $5 Henry Members $7 Students and Seniors $10 General public
Fri, August 2 | 7 pm Auditorium $5 Henry Members $7 Students and Seniors $10 General public
An uncompromising voice in contemporary music, Arrington de Dionyso uses the ancient technique of throat singing combined with a modified bass clarinet and invented instruments to conjure the Utopic Space between shamanic trance and transmodernist ecstasy. His solo performance and presentation at the Henry will combine the artist’s musical compositions with video projections featuring recent paintings created during a tour of “24 Hour Drawing Performances” that took place across the US and Canada in January 2013. Whether as a band leader or a solo performer, Arrington’s multiphonic vocal work and minimalist instrumentation evokes an “Ancient Future,” sometimes shocking and hallucinatory, always aiming to channel spirit.
Under the direction of Jen Gilleran, Seattle experimental music collective GRID will present a new live musical score to Fritz Lang’s iconic 1927 German expressionist film, Metropolis. Set in a futuristic urban dystopia this film follows Johann Fredersen, the mastermind and labor baron of Metropolis, his son Freder, and the virtuous Maria. Upon seeing the heroine among her people, Fredersen commissions the scientist Rotwang to build a robot in her likeness though which he hopes to use to gain influence over the city’s workers. The plan is foiled at the last moment by Freder and the real Maria, who manage to divert the mass hysteria and form a new civic utopia.
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H enry P atrons & C ontemporaries
Henry Patrons and Contemporaries provide generous support that help make our exhibitions and programs possible. In appreciation, the Henry organizes events that provide Patrons and Contemporaries with greater access to local and exhibiting artists, private collections, and other opportunities for deeper insight into contemporary art and collecting
1. Curator-led tour of Now Here is also Nowhere: Part II. 2. Amber Caska and Henry Trustee Adam Hartzell. 3. Beatriz Carnevali Scheer and Henry Trustee Troy Scheer. 4. Exhibition curator and Henry Visiting Fellow Deborah Willis. 5. Curator-led tour of Out [o] Fashion Photography: Embracing Beauty. photos 1-5 by robert wade. 6, 7. Henry Spring Open House. photo credit: dan bennett. 8. Exhibiting artist Paul Laffoley. photo credit: dan bennett. 9. Artist Bronwyn Lewis. photo credit: dan bennett. 10. Peter Farr, Henry Trustee. photo credit: robert wade.
Henry Patrons Combining Art And Philanthropy
As well as being dedicated arts enthusiasts and collectors, Henry patrons are committed to advancing the museum’s mission through philanthropic support. Their generous gifts enable the Henry to provide provocative exhibitions from artists worldwide and to offer stimulating public programming and educational opportunities. The Patrons kicked off 2013 by joining Luis Croquer, Deputy Director of Art and Education, for a private sneak peak of Now Here is also Nowhere: Part II which featured more than 50 works of art from 31 international artists. This exhibition was the final chapter of a two-year meditation on how artists question and destablize the nature of the art object.
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In February, Patrons were invited to explore the transformative experience of the photograph during a private curatorled preview of Out [o] Fashion Photography: Embracing Beauty with exhibition curator and Henry Visiting Fellow Deborah Willis, Chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. The juxtaposition of traditional portraiture with video installations and constructed images encouraged an engaging conversation on beauty and desire, as well as artist intent and audience participation in a work.
Henry contemporaries on the town
In January, Henry Contemporaries were invited to experience the wonderful collection of contemporary art at ArtStable, the live/work loft of Layne and Jack Kleinart. Kevin Kudo King, Principal at Olson Kundig Architects, led a discussion of the ArtStable project. Many thanks to Layne and Jack for opening their home and sharing their collection with us! Then in April, Henry Contemporaries partied the night away in the Members Lounge at
the Henry’s Spring Open House. Members mingled with guest of honor, exhibiting artist, Paul Laffoley. Special thanks to the Contemporaries Committee, including Bill Gaylord, for generously providing provisions and to Co-Chair Gina Glascock-Broze and Mike Mora for their ongoing leadership.
upcoming events Sanctum and the 2013 UW School of Art MFA + MDes thesis Exhibition Preview Thur, May 23 | 6 – 8 pm Join us for an evening with Sanctum artists James Coupe and Juan Pampin and the 2013 UW School of Art MFA and MDes candidates. This event is generously hosted by the Henry Contemporaries.
3rd Annual Spring Barbeque and Art Experience June TBD | Details to follow!
Become a henry contemporary or patron It’s easier than you think to become a Henry Contemporary or Patron! For more information, please contact Louise Hine at 206.221.3895 or visit henryart.org/support-the-henry.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING
And Into the Woods We Go: The 2013 Henry Gala And what a party in the woods it was! In the company of fellow art enthusiasts and Henry supporters, guests stepped into Henryâ€™s north galleries and found a wondrous woodsy surprise, courtesy of artist Jeffry Mitchell (with help from artist Joey Veltkamp). At the Henry, art, artists, and new ideas are the center of everything we do. Your generosity contributes directly to the extraordinary exhibitions, research, publications, and programs that distinguish us. Hearty thanks to our Gala Committee, sponsors, volunteers, and to YOU for making The 2013 Henry Gala a smashing success!
all photos by robert wade unless otherwise noted 1. Left to right: Henry Trustees/Gala Committee Members: Matt Carvalho, Cindy Bostwick, and Marshal McReal; and Scilla Andreen. 2. Gala artist Jeffry Mitchell, Henry Contemporary Betsey Brock, and Board Chair Bill True. photobooth 3. Gala decor designed by artists Jeffry Mitchell and Joey Veltkamp. photo credit: dan bennett. 4. Gala Committee Member Julie Tokashiki and Erika Dalya Massaquoi. photobooth 5. Whiskey lounge. photo credit: dan bennett. 6. Christopher and Alida Latham. 7. Brandon Zebold and Henry Treasurer Edie Adams. 8. Barbara Malone. 9. Henry Trustee Jennifer Hintz Roberts. 10. Guests ready for the sumptuous dinner prepared by John Sundstrom (Lark). 11. Michael Halperin and Henry Advisory Council Member Jodi Green. 12. Huong Vu and Bill Bozarth 13. Artists Anne Fenton and Joey Veltkamp. photobooth
H enry Now campaign The Henry Art Gallery is thrilled to thank the following donors for their leadership support of the Henry Now Campaign. This $10 million campaign was launched in January 2012 to raise support for Exhibitions and Programs, Education and Community Engagement, Infrastructure, Endowment, and Collection Expansion. Edie Adams Sarah and Richard Barton John and Shari Behnke Cindy and Brent Bostwick Cathy and Michael Casteel Eric Cobb Peter and Tonya Farr Donald Fels Nan and Bill Garrison Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Mimi Gates Bill and Lindy Gaylord Adam Glant Lyn and Jerry Grinstein Racha and Wassef Haroun Adam Hartzell Louise Hine John Hoedemaker Schuchart/Dow Sam and Sylvia Ketcham Richard and Kim Manderbach
Marshal McReal and John Friedman Kirsten Ring Murray Ambrose M. and Viola H. Patterson Trust Kim Richter Becky Roberts Jennifer Hintz Roberts and Christopher Roberts Troy Scheer and Beatriz Carnevali Scheer Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation David and Catherine Eaton Skinner Rysia Suchecka Anne Traver William and Ruth True Robert Wade Walker Family Foundation Sylvia Wolf and Duane Schuler Bagley and Virginia Wright Fund Charlie and Barbara Wright H. S. Wright III and Katherine Janeway Merrill Wright
The Henry Art Gallery also extends its thanks to the Henry Now Campaign Leadership Team for their extraordinary work on behalf of this important fundraising initiative. Bill True (Chair) John Behnke Nan Garrison Jodi Green Lyn Grinstein Racha Haroun
John Hoedemaker Walter Parsons Maggie Walker H. S. Wright III Sylvia Wolf
For more information, or to learn how you can be involved, please contact Nan Garrison, Deputy Director of External Relations at 206.616.8671 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Bottom: A pillow that has only been slept on by a knife maker. the knife maker is sleeping.
Top: lights at the height of dogs’ eyes the mourners.
Jason Dodge opening October 19 Jason Dodge is an Americanborn sculptor living in Berlin who takes objects from everyday life to explore their narrative potential. In his work, object labels, for instance, often describe both the material and process of a piece, inviting the viewer to engage both physically and mentally with his work. Ringing in chimneys (2011), Weight
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(2011), and In Order of Altitude Five People With Different Professions Were Asked To Cut A Pocket From Their Trousers Pilot, Window Washer, Acrobat, Ballet Dancer, Judge (2008) were on view in the exhibition Now Here is also Nowhere: Part II (January 26 – May 5). In his solo exhibition this fall, Dodge will continue his ongoing exploration
of matter, imagination, space, and time in the Henry’s Stroum Gallery. A publication will be produced in conjunction with the exhibition. Jason Dodge is curated by Luis Croquer, Deputy Director of Art and Education, with generous support from ArtsFund. Support is provided through gifts to the Henry Now
Campaign made by the Barton Family Foundation in memory of Irving Marcus; Cathy and Michael Casteel; the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation; William and Ruth True; and the Bagley and Virginia Wright Fund.
Images: Copyright Jason Dodge. Courtesy of the artist and Franco Noero Turin.
David Hartt. Award Room. 2011. Archival pigment print mounted to Dibond. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of the artist, 2012.9.
Ray K. Metzker. Frankfurt. 1961. Gelatin silver print. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri. Gift of Hallmark Cards, Inc., 2005.27.1960. © Ray K. Metzker.
david hartt: Stray light opening september 21
The Photographs of Ray K. Metzker opening September 21 American artist, Ray K. Metzker, is known for finely crafted photographs that mine the medium’s expressive potential through multiple imagery, high contrast, and selective focus. Metzker’s work follows and builds on the experimental approach and tradition of Chicago’s Institute of Design. There, he received his graduate degree in 1959 and was mentored by Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind, who helped him create a body of work that is defined by its formal elegance, technical precision, and optical innovation.
Metzker’s mastery of light, shadow, and line transforms ordinary scenes from daily life into extraordinary compositions of form and design. Metzker’s devotion to photographic seeing as a process of discovery is regarded as deeply humanistic for its focus of isolation and vulnerability. The Photographs of Ray K. Metzker offers a comprehensive overview of a productive and brilliant career that has spanned more than five decades.
The Photographs of Ray K. Metzker was organized by the NelsonAtkins Museum of Art. Its presentation at the Henry is overseen by Luis Croquer, Deputy Director of Art and Education, and is supported by 4Culture; ArtsFund; and the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. Generous support is also provided through gifts to the Henry Now Campaign made by the Barton Family Foundation in memory of Irving Marcus; Cathy and Michael Casteel; the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation; William and Ruth True; and the Bagley and Virginia Wright Fund.
Canadian-born David Hartt’s Stray Light includes a film displayed in a room carpeted in the style of his subject, the Johnson Publishing Company building in Chicago, as well as a group of four photographs in an adjacent room. After a long process of earning the trust of the owners, Hartt was granted unprecedented access to film and photograph in the building (which was designed by John Moutoussamy). He recorded the time-capsule nature of the space, which meticulously heeds Arthur Elrod’s original 1971 interior design. The Johnson Publishing Company building was built as the headquarters of this important publishing company, made famous by its Jet and Ebony magazine titles as well as by its role as a leading arbiter of African American taste and culture during the latter half of the 20th century. With its illuminated Ebony-Jet marquee on top, the 11-story building has an iconic presence on South Michigan Avenue. The interior of the building is a clear and exuberant expression of Black taste, and of founder John Johnson’s vision of what a leading Black-owned business can be: resolutely modern, colorful, and complex.
Hartt’s work raises questions about the commingling of the personal and the public, the narratives and ideologies that underlie the Johnson firm, and their lasting impact today. His project became even more poignant with the unexpected news, in late 2010, that the building had been sold and that the company would relocate to another site. Stray Light serves as lasting document of the style and ethos of this unique work environment. David Hartt: Stray Light is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Its presentation at the Henry is overseen by Luis Croquer, Deputy Director of Art and Education. Support is generously provided by the Chauncey and Marion Deering McCormick Family Foundation. The Henry is grateful for local support from ArtsFund; the Barton Family Foundation in memory of Irving Marcus; Cathy and Michael Casteel; the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation; William and Ruth True; and the Bagley and Virginia Wright Fund.
Haegue yang opening October 19 In her first solo museum exhibition at the Henry, Korean-born artist Haegue Yang presents her work Towers on String. The sculptures, constructed with venetian blinds — a material favored by the artist — will be suspended from the ceiling, creating transparent volumes and configurations that articulate the space, while also remaining accessible to the viewer.
Haegue Yang is curated by Luis Croquer, Deputy Director of Art and Education, with generous support from ArtsFund. Support is also provided through gifts to the Henry Now Campaign made by the Barton Family Foundation in memory of Irving Marcus; Cathy and Michael Casteel; the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation; William and Ruth True; and the Bagley and Virginia Wright Fund.
Haegue Yang. Tower on String — Crawling Over New York. 2012. Aluminum Venetian blinds, powder-coated aluminum frame. Courtesy of the artist and Greene Naftali, New York. photo credit: john berens h e n r ya r t.o r g
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On the cover: James Coupe and Juan Pampin, Sanctum [exterior view on the Henry façade]. photo credit: r. j. sánchez.
M embership news
Artist, Curator, Gallery Owner, and Faculty Co-Chair of the Visual Arts at Edmonds Community College Membership Level: Artist / Educator Joined: 2012 Why is the Henry important to you? Photography and video are the primary medium within my own art practice. The Henry is the only venue in Seattle that offers a broad range of photographic and video installations by renowned and emerging artists. These exhibits provide me with research material and creative inspiration. Why have you chosen to be a loyal Henry member? To support local institutions that foster international arts. Have you shared the Henry with others in your life? Yes, by sending my students to review and write about current exhibitions as part of their class curriculum. What’s your favorite memory of the Henry? Seeing Maya Lin’s work within an enclosed environment.
Have any Henry exhibitions made you experience life differently? When the Henry transformed the gift shop into an exhibition space. By removing the gift shop, the Henry has taken an important step by declaring that the artist and their work is more valuable than the marginal profit gained by selling reproductions of their work.
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What are words (or phrases) you would use to describe the Henry? Continuously profound and impressive. Why do museums and cultural institutions matter? Museums and cultural institutions play an intricate role by offering viewers a space to experience, collaborate, and converse about art. How has art had an impact on your life? Art has been a constant thread in my life since childhood. Whether during my commercial practice, fine art process, or in the classroom, art has allowed me to reflect and/or comment on society by communicating an idea or theme that connects the viewer to art. As an artist, what is your perspective on what the Henry does? The Henry is one of the most impressive university museums that I have visited. The volume of dynamic work in your private collection represents the museum’s broad and inclusive vision of the contemporary art world.
Membership at the Henry is not onesize-fits-all. Are you an artist or educator? Do you live out of town, but visit Seattle regularly? Are you a senior? We have a membership level to fit your particular need and budget. Henry members receive unlimited admission to the galleries, a full year of free and discounted admission to lectures, screenings, and special events, access to $5 guest admission passes, and complimentary admission to museums in
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Above: Installation view of Paul Laffoley: Premonitions of the Bauharoque. photo credit: dan bennett
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Learn more about the summer 2013 exhibitions and programs at the Henry Art Gallery, the contemporary art museum on the campus of the Univers...
Published on May 30, 2013
Learn more about the summer 2013 exhibitions and programs at the Henry Art Gallery, the contemporary art museum on the campus of the Univers...