Opening Day of Shelf Life!

Shelf Life is officially open and ready for business! The Henry welcomes all to check out the rotating selection of books from UW Special Collections, participate in our regular Shelf Life programs, or just bring a book or borrow one from the exhibition space and chillax.

Located in the lobby of the Henry, Shelf Life hosts visiting small presses, lecture-performances, writers-in-residence, pop-up shops and discussion groups. The exhibition will be running until October 16, 2011.

Also mark your calendars for some soon-to-come exhibitions  at the Henry.

Starting July 5, 2011, David Herbert and the Mystery of the Holy Mountain will be on display in the East Gallery. Seattle native David Herbert utilizes everyday materials, including Styrofoam, PVC pipes, and Scotch Tape, to create eccentric sculptural installations of iconic subjects. During a two-week open studio at the Henry, Herbert will build a new installation specific the Puget Sound region. 

Soon to follow is The Digital Eye: Photographic Art in the Electronic Age, opening July 9, 2011 in the North Galleries. Technology has driven the art and science of photography since the invention of the medium in the early 19th century. Digital photography is the most recent development, and in many ways the most perplexing and provocative. The Digital Eye, drawn from public and private collections, will present the work of some of today’s most inventive artists who use digital photographic means.

And opening the same day as The Digital Eye is Polaroids by Andy WarholFrom the early 1970s until his death in 1987, Andy Warhol employed a Polaroid Big Shot portrait camera to instantly capture numerous shots of sitters who would become the subjects of portrait silkscreens and paintings. Polaroids by Andy Warhol reveals the artist’s artistic process, highlighting his inclination toward serial imagery. 

So far July is looking like a very good month to visit the Henry.

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