Join us tonight in the Henry Auditorium for an artist lecture by Brian Gillis , no not Johny Carson’s favorite Magician but the Eugene based artist Brian Gillis, in conjunction with the Kirkland Arts Center exhibition No! Disobedience, Abstraction, and the Opposable Thumb. This exhibition will transform Kirkland Arts Center’s gallery space into a laboratory in an effort to understand what role disobedience has played in human development. Gillis examines a definition of disobedience through a juxtaposition of abstracted social, scientific, and technological events. His site-specific installations put the audience in direct relationship to these investigations as a viewer, participant, and protester. NO! will bring together a tank, a hydroponic grow room, a safe-dialer, and fully-functional reprographics center in an effort to understand how “NO!” can be affirmative.
Disobedience: The refusal to follow instructions or behave in accordance with a law, rule, or order regardless if it is inferred, conditional, corporeal, or compulsory, whether by an outside entity or self imposed.
Martin Creed‘s exhibition; Open/Closed, Big/Small, Full/Empty, On/Off, Western Bridge presents an exhibition of four works by artist Martin Creed built around the oppositions contained in the title.
On Saturday, the Henry and the folks from Open Satellite welcome you to an afternoon lecture with Los Angeles-based artist Primitivo Suarez-Wolfe. Trained in art (UCLA) and architecture (SCI-Arc), Suarez-Wolfe blurs distinctions between sculpture and architecture creating unbelievably ambitious objects. This latest work continues his experimentation in residential architecture, exploring the definition of intimacy in a domestic space. Suarez-Wolfe was selected for residency by former Seattle Art Museum curator of modern and contemporary art, Michael Darling, who recently became Chief Curator of Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Saturday, September 11, 2010, 2:00 – 3:00 PM in the Henry Auditorium
Henry Members FREE |General Admission $5