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Friday, October 25, 2013

Currently Hanging: The Aftermath of 19 Farm Animals in the Gallery

Posted by on Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 10:22 AM


For Jason Dodge's ongoing sculpture at the Henry Art Gallery at UW, 19 animals from a local organic farm spent time in the gallery. Nobody saw them except the people directly involved, they were not photographed, and then they left—and this is all they left behind.

The piece is called The Living and it's one of several pieces by Dodge in a new solo exhibition of his work organized by the Henry, to be celebrated at an Open House that you should really go to tonight.

It's 6 to 10 pm and takes place all across the museum, which seems to have more art up now than it has in a long time. There are one billion black-and-white photographs by Ray K. Metzker, there's David Hartt's video/photo/sculpture installation created from footage shot inside the majestic former headquarters of Jet and Ebony magazines, there's James Turrell's Skyspace (where the foggy sky last night looked so dry you'd have sworn it was made of felt), there are incredible teeny handcolored glass-lantern slides taken between 1880 and 1930 in Japan (!), and South Korean-born artist Haegue Yang's surveillance-minded constellation made entirely of Venetian blinds.

With Dodge, you also get: pillows slept on only by ornithologists, pillows slept on only by acrobats, linens from a local hotel linen service changed weekly, and rolls of newsprint that will become actual pages of the Seattle Times during the run of the exhibition. More on all that later. For now: go tonight!


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I think I'll miss it, thanks.
Posted by crone on October 25, 2013 at 6:53 PM · Report this
This is the douchiest, most pretentious non-art I've ever seen on here.
Posted by The CHZA on October 25, 2013 at 1:13 PM · Report this
The mental image of somebody staring at that floor in earnest contemplation makes me smile smugly.
Posted by cliche on October 25, 2013 at 11:56 AM · Report this

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