Opening Friday Evening: The Atlas of Gifted Ideas

The Atlas of Gifted Ideas
Opening this Friday, 7pm

The Gift Shop
An atlas is usually a collection of maps, charts and tables, most commonly of the earth’s geography, but there are also atlases of the solar system, moons and planets and things further out. In the end, an atlas is a collection of visual material and text on any subject of interest. Atlas is the brother of Prometheus. Prometheus plays with fire and Atlas has to hold up the skies; he creates space and separates the divine from everyday experience; his duty is not to mix up things and to keep the overview. Our atlas consists of a selection of ideas, sent to us by people we know and others we don’t, from Seattle, Missoula and Berlin — poems, drawings, photographs, xeroxes and essays. We kindly invite you to visit this black and white constellation.

Damali Abrams, Gretchen Bennett, Buddy Bunting, Jennifer Combe, Kate Costello, Claire Cowie, Simona Denicolai & Ivo Provoost, Carola Deye, Stefaan Dheedene, Dahlia Elsayed, Richard Gleaves, Michelle Hagewood, Elizabeth Haines, Alfred Harris, Jenny Heishman, Benno Hinkes, Naotaka Hiro, Allison Hrabluik, Barbora Klímová, Leora Lutz, Sid M. Duenas,
Rebar Niemi, Melanie Noel, Nicholas Nyland, William Owen, Matthew Offenbacher, Vesna Pavlovic, Barak Reiser, Susan Robb, Rob Schlegel, Mary Simpson, Simpson/Meade, Steven Sewell, Max Sudhues, Maki Tamura, Jo-ey Tang, Regina Weiß, and Julia Zay

Edited by Heide Hinrichs & Shaw Osha
On view until Sunday, January 17th


The Gift Shop Project #3 of 6

This is the third in a series of projects initiated and developed by Seattle artist Matthew Offenbacher which have turned the abandoned Henry Art Gallery gift shop into an autonomous, artist-powered, alternative exhibition space. Goals include: involving a diverse and interesting group of artists; developing means and methods which acknowledge the contingent nature of this particular site; generating new understandings of what an exhibition can be; and enjoying the pleasure and energy generated by working together. Artists! You do not have to accept the context which you are given. Create your own context! gift.shop.project@gmail.com

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