The Week Ahead @ Henry

Art Break!

Thursday, July 31, 12:30-1 PM

Take a break and join us for an art walk and talk! This last tour of the month will be led by Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator, and focus on Ken Price: Inside/Outside. 

 

Summer Field Studies:

How to get THERE (the Dam) from HERE (Seattle) with Molly Mac

Saturday, August 2, 10 AM-10 PM

How to get back THERE (Seattle) from HERE (the Dam)

Sunday, August 3, 10 AM-10 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week, Summer Field Studies features a performance tour with Seattle artist Molly Mac. The artist invites you to join her on a weekend road trip to visit the Grand Coulee Dam and sites in and around Electric City.

 

Now on view:

Rineke Dijkstra and Thomas Struth: See•ing 

With Hidden Noise

Electro-dynamic Drawings: Andrew Deutsch and Stephen Vitiello

Ken Price: Inside/Outside

Agro-A-Go-Go with Joanna Lepore

Today’s post is written by Joanna Lepore, artist and our host for last week’s “Agro-A-Go-Go” cycling adventure.

On a cool summer morning, a small but merry band of bicycles departed from Cal Anderson park en route to the Beacon Food Forest. Led by artist Joanna Lepore, the group set out to discover the edible understory of Seattle’s most dense neighborhoods.

Photo courtesy of Whitney Ford-Terry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We paused at Community Supported Vertical Agriculture (CSVA), a multimedia living pallet garden on Sound Transit’s Red Wall, created by Lepore.  The pallet is watered by gravity-fed drip irrigation, leading us into a discussion about watering needs during the dry season.

Photo courtesy of Whitney Ford-Terry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After a detour through a pocket P-Patch in the heart of Capitol Hill, we arrived at Alleycat Acres on 22nd and Union.  The borage flowers were in full swing, swarmed by honeybees. We were impressed by the farm’s professional trellising system for tomatoes and marveled over the plants’ heavy fruit set.

Photo courtesy of Whitney Ford-Terry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We meandered through the Central District to Columbia Street, spotting parking strip raspberry bushes and carefully cultivated traffic circles amidst barren lots and construction zones. Zipping east along the Pollinator Pathway, we caught bursts of color and the scent of lavender. We took a detour to a private home near Dearborn & MLK famous for unique stacked container gardens- an inspiration for the re-use of household junk!

Photo courtesy of Whitney Ford-Terry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After a fast ride through I-90 trail to Beacon Hill Greenway, we climbed up 18th S.; our labor brightened by the presence of vibrant flower gardens and terraced vegetables. Cresting the hill at Lander Street, we headed to the Cesar Chavez Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden at El Centro de la Raza.

 

We stopped by several lively urban farms as we followed the Greenway to the end of our journey, the Beacon Food Forest. The sun shining brightly, we were treated to a tour and history of the project by co-founder Glenn. The Forest was in a full swing work-party; volunteers were mulching new trees and tending veggies in the ‘sharing garden.’

Photo courtesy of Whitney Ford-Terry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of Whitney Ford-Terry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of Whitney Ford-Terry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want to see or ride it for yourself? Download this map here for a full list of site and locations.

 

Photos by Adam Balfour and Joanna Lepore.

The Week Ahead @ Henry

This week will be an auditory adventure — full of sounds, sun, and… paddles?

 

Performance: Seattle Phonographers Union

Thursday, July 24, 7-9 PM

Field Recording a Glacier. Photo courtesy of Steve Peters.

Field Recording a Glacier. Photo courtesy of Steve Peters.

 

 

 

Join exhibiting artist Steve Peters for a live performance and sonic investigation with the Seattle Phonographers Union in conjunction with With Hidden Noise, on view through September 7.

The Seattle Phonographers Union is a collective that improvises with unprocessed field recordings to explore the ways in which we recognize, differentiate, map, and navigate our sonic environment.

$5 Henry members

$10 General public

Buy your tickets HERE!

 

Summer Field Studies: Friendship Trail

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 1-5 PM

 

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This week, Summer Field Studies features an afternoon in which participants will paddle through the Lake Washington Arboretum in search of musical acts, hidden in the bushes. Led by Nautical Adventure Seeker Clyde Petersen of Boating with Clyde.

The event is BYOBoat, and will meet on Foster Island.

 

Now on view:

Electro-dynamic Drawings: Andrew Deutsch and Stephen Vitiello

With Hidden Noise 

Rineke Dijkstra and Thomas Struth: See•ing

Ken Price: Inside/Outside

 

Upcoming events:

Thursday, July 31, 12:30-1 PM

Public Tour: Art Break!

Saturday, August 2, 10 AM-10 PM

Performance Tour: How to get THERE (the Dam) from HERE (Seattle) with Molly Mac

Sunday, August 3, 10 AM-10 PM

Performance Tour: How to get back THERE (Seattle) from HERE (the Dam)

Be sure to check out Molly Mac’s second post on the blog!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Road is ON with Molly Mac (part 2)

Today’s post is the second of three written by artist Molly Mac, who will be host/tour guide/performer for “How to get THERE (the Dam) from HERE (Seattle) with Molly Mac.” 

 

 

So far the biggest hurdle in my project is the way we use or don’t use these silly QR codes. It only takes 60 seconds or so to download a QR code reader on your phone.  You can go to the app store or the Google play store (to get one for free – there are lots of different ones). You can also just grab a friend’s phone or something.

To scan a code you open the reader app and it looks kind of like a camera. You don’t actually take a picture. You just frame up the code in the screen and wait. When the phone recognizes the code it makes an approving sound, does a tremble buzz in your hand, and then takes you directly to a website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is it possible to whisper into the shape of a shout?

I don’t know but I’m trying anyway, and I’m using my phone and my thumb and 4 color-coded voices.

 

 

That thumb above was 7:09 pm on a July (2014) Tuesday in Seattle. If you listen really closely you can hear a dog barking, and you can hear me catch my breath when the phone buzzes onto the code, and the little digital thunk-clicks my thumb makes on the screen.

It smells like mowing the lawn.  Tastes like an egg salad sandwich (again).  If I turn my head 180 degrees (west?) then it looks like this:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All ready to go. But there’s still the whisper-shout problem.

And also some combination of phone, and screen, and thumb, and kidneys, and Camry, and glacial geography, and heroes, and shame, and stops on Google maps, and 4 color-coded voices:

 

ADVICE

FACTS

SECRETS

and NORMAL VOICE-

which is important,

 

Because sometimes,

A fact is motivated by advice.

like this:

 

 

 

 

&sometimes,

A fact is motivated by a secret.

like this:

 

 

 

 

&sometimes,

A fact is just a fact.

like this:

 

 

 

 

&sometimes,

A secret is motivated by advice

((advice tried to duck out of the portrait:

 

 

 

 

 

 

&sometimes,

A secret is motivated by a fact

like this:

 

 

 

 

&sometimes,

A secret is just a secret (among facts)

like this:

 

 

 

 

&sometimes,

Advice is motivated by a secret

((advice is still trying to hide from the portrait:

 

 

 

 

 

 

&sometimes (pretty often),

Advice is motivated by a fact.

like this:

 

 

 

 

&sometimes,

Advice is not just advice.

Look closely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And I know I could have just made all of this sound nice and YELLOW, but then how would you ever know the difference?

 

 

 

 

If you don’t scan or click the codes you could make up your own stories for these templates. Or just sign up to keep going with me… August 2-3. You should book soon if you want to come.

 

In the meantime, here is a low-res, color coded fan letter: I color coded it after I sent it. I blurred it before I uploaded it. I promise to explain all this on the trip.

 

 

 

 

The Week Ahead @ Henry

Exciting things are coming up this week!

First things first:

 

MEMBER PREVIEW: SUMMER EXHIBITIONS @ HENRY!

 Thursday, July 17th, 2014, 6:00 -8:00 PM 

Henry members are invited to join us for a sneak peek of the upcoming exhibitions.

On view will be:

Rineke Dijkstra & Thomas Struth: See•ing

Rineke Dijkstra. I See a Woman Crying (Weeping Woman.

Rineke Dijkstra. I See a Woman Crying (Weeping Woman)

 

Thomas Struth. Louvre 2, Paris.

Thomas Struth. Louvre 2, Paris.

 Electro-Dynamic Drawings: Andrew Deutsch & Stephen Vitiello

Andrew Deutsch and Stephen Vitiello. Twilight Zone . 2014. Single-channel video (color, sound); 8:30 minutes. Courtesy of the artists.

Andrew Deutsch and Stephen Vitiello. Twilight Zone [video still]. 2014. Single-channel video (color, sound); 8:30 minutes. Courtesy of the artists.

 With Hidden Noise

Stephen Vitiello. Finding Pictures in Search of Sounds.

Stephen Vitiello. Finding Pictures in Search of Sounds.

 

Ken Price: Inside/Outside

Ken Price (U.S., 1935 – 2012) Untitled [from the Heat Wave portfolio]. 1995 Screen print on Arches paper 6 5/8 x 5 5/16 in. (16.8 x 13.5 cm) image size; 14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm) sheet size Published by Black Sparrow Graphic Arts, Santa Rosa, CA Henry Art Gallery, gift of Burt and Jane Berman, 2006.43.9

Ken Price (U.S., 1935 – 2012)
Untitled [from the Heat Wave portfolio]. 1995

Be sure to RSVP to Ashraf Hasham by Friday, July 11th at rsvp@henryart.org or 206.221.3244.

Want to renew your membership or become a member? Click here!

Also coming this week:

 

PERFORMANCE: GAREK DRUSS

Friday, July 18th, 7:00-9:00 PM

Garek Druss is a Seattle-based artist and musician. This live performance will sonically guide visitors from the Henry to the Center for Computer Science & Engineering. Meet at 7:00 PM at the Henry to join in on this exciting new sound adventure from Garek Druss!

SUMMER FIELD STUDIES

Summer Field Studies is an interactive Test Site program that explores our relationship to landscape through a series of field guides developed by artists, musicians, permaculture advocates, curators, activists, sailors, poets, and adventure seekers. This week Summer Field Studies features:

 

ARGO – A – GO-GO

Saturday, July 19th, 2014, 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Join Joanna Lepore for a garden tour of the Greenway neighborhood in Beacon Hill, which will all lead to a tour and refreshments at the Beacon Food Forest Permaculture Project. Meet at Cal Anderson Park at 11:00 AM to partake in this free and open to the public event.

 

THE DRUNKEN BOOT

Sunday, July 20th, 2014, 10 AM- 7 PM

Join Seattle-based conceptual artists Sara Edwards and NKO for an unplanned and unmediated journey through Seattle ending with Happy Hour at a secret location. Meet at Henry at 10 AM for coffee and instructions. This event is free and open to the public!

 

 

The Week Ahead @ the Henry

We are super excited to offer you FOUR amazing exhibitions this summer. Yeah, we said FOUR in one summer!

Just opened for your museum-going pleasure is Ken Price: Inside/Outside.

Ken Price

Ken Price (U.S., 1935 – 2012). Heat Wave portfolio and book. 1995. Published by Black Sparrow Graphic Arts, Santa Rosa, CA. This is number 134 of an edition of 170. Henry Art Gallery, gift of Burt and Jane Berman, 2006.43.16

 

This focused exhibition presents, for the first time, holdings in the Henry’s collection by the late Los Angeles-based artist Ken Price (U.S., 1935-2012). The pieces, dating from the 1970s to the 1990s, highlight the representational drawing and narrative approach that Price practiced alongside his more widely known abstract clay sculpture. Images of private and public, interior and exterior spaces look both inward and outward.

The centerpiece of the exhibition is Heat Wave (1995), a portfolio that takes modern Los Angeles as its subject and pairs Price’s visual imagery with the poetry of the celebrated underground poet and fiction writer Charles Bukowski (U.S., b. Germany, 1920-1994). Price’s high-keyed color images of vacant interior spaces and the traffic-clogged, yet hauntingly still, cityscape have an eerie quality and provide a visual counterpoint to Bukowski’s acerbic poems. Characteristic of Price’s work, the pleasures and promise of the colorful images give way to deeper meditations on sometimes painful and banal realities. The works in the exhibition show how Price mined physical space for psychological affect to evoke feelings of emptiness, desire, and disappointment, while inviting viewers to discover the surreal in the ordinary.

Opening July 19:

 

With Hidden Noise

Electro-dynamic Drawings: Andrew Deutsch & Stephen Vitiello

Rineke Dijkstra and Thomas Struth: See*ing

 

Want to see the summer exhibitions early? We’re hosting a special Member Preview on Thursday, July 17th.

 

 

The Week Ahead @ Henry

We hope your Independence Day holiday is splendid and filled with sparklers and joy!

northstar-fireworks

Yay! Wow! Look at those colors!

 

After the firework images fade from your retinas, we hope you will join us for the opening of Ken Price:Inside/Outside this Saturday.

Ken Price and Black Sparrow Graphic Arts. Untitled (from the portfolio Heat Wave).

Ken Price and Black Sparrow Graphic Arts. Untitled (from the portfolio Heat Wave).

Ken Price: Inside/Outside

July 5 – September 7

The Henry is pleased to present a focused exhibition of works by Ken Price (U.S., 1935 – 2012) dating from the late 1970s to the mid 1990s from the Henry’s permanent collection. Central to the exhibition is Heat Wave, a portfolio of prints developed in conjunction with Black Sparrow Graphic Arts that illustrates a compilation of poems by prolific poet and fiction writer Charles Bukowski (U.S., born Germany 1920 – 1994). The portfolio was produced in 1995, a year after Bukowski’s death and is comprised of 15 prints on paper in an edition of 170. Widely considered a cult hero, in his writing Charles Bukowski depicted the depravity of American urban life, leading Time magazine to call him “the laureate of American lowlife” in the late 1980s.

The other works included in the exhibition highlight aspects of Ken Price’s figurative production, as well as his long-standing investment in ceramics, drawing, and print-making. The pieces are tightly framed, everyday representations of urban and rural scenes, rendered in a playful and colorful manner. They recall cartoons or graphic novels, appearing familiar at first, but uncanny upon closer inspection.

A Los Angeles-based artist, Ken Price is known primarily as a sculptor and a printmaker. He is also widely recognized for his abstract large-scale ceramic sculptures.