School starts this week — wahoo! After last Friday night’s fabulous Fall Fete, we can’t wait to welcome new and returning students back to the UW campus. Introducing young minds to new ideas in contemporary art? Yes, please!
We talk a lot about about “artistic practice” at the Henry. Newcomers to art may not know what that means exactly. Do you build a practice? Have a practice? Embody a practice? This week we offer two lectures by noted artists that will give you live examples what it means to build a career as a professional artist and how to nurture and explore a creative practice.
UW School of Art Faculty Lecture Series
Artist Lecture with Kristine Matthews
Thursday, September 26, 6:00 pm
Kristine Matthews, an assistant professor in the UW’s Design Division of the School of Art, will speak on “Works in Space.” Her practice explores such questions as: How do you take two-dimensional design into a three-dimensional world? How do you invite your audience into a two-way conversation? How do you create high impact work with minimal impact on the environment? Matthew’s focus is on sustainability. Her experiments with new materials and new methodologies have led to reduced waste and energy us.
This is the first is a series of lectures and exhibitions this fall by School of Art professors that have applied for tenure. The series is free and and open to the public. Join us in the Henry Auditorium at 6 pm. Reserve your ticket here (it’s going to sell out, so get your ticket now).
INCITE•INSIGHT:Contemporary Art after the Studio
Artist Lecture with Harry Dodge
Friday, September 27, 7:00 pm
Cornish College of the Arts and Henry Art Gallery have formed a new partnership to present INCITE•INSIGHT, a series of public lectures and performances that promote engagement with contemporary art practice. Invited artists, curators, writers, and other critical thinkers will visit Seattle for short residencies during which they will interact with students through group conversation and studio visits. The series aims to emphasize and advance the long-standing and recognized commitment that Cornish and the Henry have to supporting significant dialogues around the social and cultural impact of art and the ideas of our time.
Visual artist Harry Dodge, who lives and works in Los Angeles, kicks off the series. Dodge’s solo work—which includes video, sculpture and drawing—as well as his collaborative video work have been exhibited widely. His collaborative video work is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Dodge is one of the founders of the now-legendary San Francisco community-based performance space, The Bearded Lady, which served as a gathering point for a pioneering polysexual and queer literary/arts scene. Reserve your seat here.