Posts Tagged ‘Henry Art Gallery’

Summer Wheat: Full Circle at the Henry Art Gallery

henryOn view at the Henry Art Gallery, on the western edge of the University of Washington campus, is Summer Wheat: Full Circle. Showing through  September 17, the exhibition features a suite of large-scale abstract-figurative paintings by New York-based artist Summer Wheat who brings celestial bodies and earthly creatures into a shared pictorial field to consider the relationship between the . cosmic realm and human  Image: Strawberry Sun 2015-15. Acrylic paint, resin, on aluminum mesh. Image courtesy of the artist. Photo: Etienne Frossard.

Seattle Times Takes a Look at The Henry

Michael Upchurch, writing for the Seattle Times, reviews installations at The Henry Art Gallery on the University of Washington campus. Follow this link to read all about it.

University of Washington graduation exhibit May 23–June 21

henryOn view from May 23 – June 21.  Each year, the Henry Art Gallery , on the school campus,  presents the University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design’s Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design thesis exhibition. The exhibition features the work of graduating master of Fine Arts and Master of Design students  wherein each piece embodies each individual artist’s vision and direction for their work.

Brink award-winning Anne Fenton’s work on view at The Henry

henryThe Henry Art Gallery, located on the western edge of the University of Washington campus, is featuring the work of Anne Fenton, winner of this year’s Brink Award.  Fenton’s work is not defined in terms of any specific medium and favors a collaborative, organic, process-oriented approach to art making. The show runs through June 8. Anne Fenton. The Brink is a biennial award that spotlights the work of an artist who resides in Washington, Oregon, or British Columbia and is in the early stages of a promising professional career. Shown: Study for a party light . Courtesy of the artist.

Industrial Effects: Photographs from the Henry Art Gallery Collection opens June 8

henryOrganized by Director Sylvia Wolf, “Industrial Effects: Photographs from the Henry Art Gallery Collection traces evolving attitudes toward industry from the 19th century until now. The show, on view from June 8 through September 1, includes  works by Berenice Abbott, Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Edward Burtynsky, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Lewis Hine, Alfred Stieglitz, and Catherine Wagner, among others. Shown: Catherine F. Wagner. Genetically Engineered Tomatoes. 1994. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, gift of Burt and Jane Berman.

Premonitions of the Bauharoque at The Henry

henryOn view at the Henry Art Gallery, on the western edge of the University of Washington campus,  through September 29 is “Paul Laffoley: Premonitions of the Bauharoque.” Laffoley’s exhibition presents a comprehensive and focused selection of 12 works that spans his career and includes the artist’s earliest mature work from 1965 to his most recent ideas, meditations, and theoretical explorations in the transdisciplinary pursuit of a utopian ending.

Fashion photography exhibit at the Henry Art Gallery

On view through September 1 at the Henry Art Gallery, 15th Ave NE and NE 41st Street,  is  “Fashion Photography: Embracing Beauty,”  curated by Deborah Willis, Ph.D., a world-renowned photographer, curator, and historian of African American photography.  Featured are works from  more than 50 internationally-recognized photographers, including Cecil Beaton, Nan Goldin, André Kertész, Lee Friedlander, Lorna Simpson, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol. This exhibition brings together a juxtaposition of new and unknown works that offers a cross-cultural read on beauty through portraiture, documentary and constructed images, and fashion photography from the 19th  to the 21st centuries.

Now Here is Also Nowhere at the Henry Art Gallery

henry“Now Here is also Nowhere” is on view at the Henry Art Gallery, 115th. Avenue NE and NE 41st. Street, through May 5. Works in the exhibition  deal with familiar but largely intangible such as death, love, imagination, memory, knowledge systems, and the unknown. Shown: Simryn Gill. Garland (miniature version).

“The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl” at The Henry

On view through October 7 at the Henry Art Gallery, on the University of Washington campus, is “The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl,” an exhibition exploring the culture of vinyl records within the history of contemporary art. Organized by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, the exhibition examines the records transformation from the 1960s through today through sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, photography, sound work, video and performance.

Cambodian artist Sopheap Pich at the Henry

henry On view through April 1 at the Henry Art Gallery on the University of Washington campus, is “Compound” an exhibition by Cambodian artist Sopheap Pich. The show is a reflection on the cycle of creation and destruction seen in the recent construction projects undertaken  by Cambodian officials and commercial interests as the country struggles with modernization. While in Seattle, Pich will also collaborate with artist Don Fels and the School of Drama of the University of Washington to design sets for a play based on the Cambodian American experience, written by University of Washington Professor Mark Jenkins. For more information about the installation, read Michael Upchurch’s review in the Seattle Times.

Videowatercolors: Carel Bath Among His Contemporaries on view at the Henry Art Gallery through January 22

henry Dutch artist Carel Balth explores the intersections between photography, painting, and new media in his “Videowatercolors (2001—). The exhibition places Balth’s work over four decades in the context of a group of his contemporaries from the Henry’s collection, among them Gerhard Richter, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Luisa Lambri. Shown: Skyscape (Blue Horizon), Carel Balth.

Carolee Schneemann: Within and Beyond the Premises now on view at the Henry Art Gallery through December 30

henry On view through December 30 at the Henry Art Gallery on the western edge of the University of Washington campus at 15th Ave. and 41st.,  is a retrospective of Carolee Schneemann’s career. From her earliest work to her most recent investigations,  the exhibition reveals the artist’s thought process in paintings, drawings, photography, installation work, video projections, and writings from 1959 through 2010. Shown: Portrait of Jane Brakhage. 1958. Oil on canvas. Courtesy the artist and P.P.O.W. Gallery, NY.

The Digital Eye: Photographic Art in the Electronic Age on view at the Henry Art Gallery July 9 – October 2

Drawn from public and private collections, The Henry Art Gallery, on the western edge of the University of Washington Campus, will present the work of some of today’s most inventive artists who use digital photographic means. Among the artists included are Paul Berger, Julie Blackmon, Nancy Burson, Sean Dack, Andreas Gursky, John Haddock, Isaac Layman, Loretta Lux, Scott McFarland, Roy McMakin, Jason Salavon, Jeff Wall, and Amir Zaki. The show has been curated by Henry Director, Sylvia Wolf, and is accompanied by her recent book The Digital Eye: Photographic Art in the Electronic Age (Prestel Verlag, 2010). A walk-through with Sylvia Wolf is scheduled for July 14 at 12pm. RSVP to


Polaroids by Andy Warhol  will show from July 9 through September 25. The Polaroids displayed in this exhibition, along with approximately 100 other Polaroids and gelatin silver prints, were generously donated to the Henry by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in celebration of the foundation’s 20th anniversary in 2008.