The Week Ahead @ Henry

It’s nearly graduation time which means…

UW School of Art + Art History + Design MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition

Each year, the Henry presents the University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design’s Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design thesis exhibition. Throughout their program, students consult with academic advisers and working artists to develop advanced techniques, expand concepts, and discuss critical issues. They emerge with a vision and direction for their own work, which is embodied in the pieces they have chosen to present.

 

The exhibition features the work of Maria Rose Adams, Matthew Schau Allen, Tim Coleman, Shaghayegh Ghassemian, Katherine Groesbeck, Scott Ichikawa, Morgan Mangiaruga, Coley Mixan, Ryan Moeck, Sarah Norsworthy, Krista Schoening, Abigail R. Steinem, Amanda C. Sweet, Zheng Wu, Lanxia (Summer) Xie, and Kun Xu.

 

MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition Patron Preview
Thurs, May 21, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Henry Contemporary and Patron Circle members are invited to preview the work of UW School of Art + Art History + Design Master of Fine Arts and Masters of Design candidates. This particular exhibition preview has long been a favorite among Henry supporters.

MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition Opening
Friday, May 22, 7-9 PM
Please join us for the public opening celebration and reception for the MFA +MDes Thesis Exhibition. This opening is being sponsored by Arts Dawgs, a program of ArtsUW. All are welcome!

 

2014 MFA + MDes Preview. Photo credit: Dan Bennett.
Patrons at the 2014 MFA + MDes Preview. Photo credit: Dan Bennett.

Video//Yoga
Thurs, May 21, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Enrich your yoga experience with Julia Greenway, curator and teacher at Interstitial Theatre. Her immersive yoga classes are taught in accompaniment with video art and engage your senses. Event is public and free.

Julia Greenway leads VIDEO//YOGA.
Julia Greenway leads VIDEO//YOGA.

The Week Ahead @ Henry

Much happening this week: New installations! Parties! Workshops!

 

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Catherine Parr
May 9 – July 26

This photographed image of the wax figure of Henry VIII’s last wife invites questions about perceptions of history and popular culture through Sugimoto’s creation of visual dissonances. Three UW faculty members’ responses to the latest piece in our Viewpoints series are on view alongside the image on our mezzanine.

Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.

The 2015 Brink Bash
Fri, May 15, 6 – 8 PM
Contemporary and Patron Circle members are invited to join us to celebrate the 2015 Brink Award finalists. Meet the seven finalists at Hilliard’s Taproom while enjoying snacks, drinks, and music by KEXP DJ Larry Rose. The Brink Award supports rising regional visual artists “on the brink” of exceptional professional careers. (Wondering how you can be invited to awesome events like this?)

The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.
The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.

On Cultivation and Preservation: Growing a Summer Cocktail Garden with Amy Pennington
Sat, May 16, 11AM & Sat, June 27, 12PM
Renowned author Amy Pennington offers a two-part workshop on creating a summer cocktail garden and a homemade summer amaro, a classic Italian herbal liqueur. Pennington is the author of Urban Pantry: Tips and Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable, and Seasonal Kitchen, and the host of the PBS show Check Please! Northwest.
Tickets: $15 per workshop; $25 for both. Limited space available.

Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.
Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.

The Week Ahead @ Henry

In this week’s news…

Ilse Bing: Modern Photographer

May 2 — October 18
Visit the Henry for an exhibition of images by Ilse Bing, an early pioneer of photographing with the 35 mm Leica hand-held camera. A commercial photographer between the late 1920s and 1950s, she is recognized today as one of the key contributors to the development of modern photography.

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Ilse Bing. Garden wire, 1953. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, gift of Yuri and Zoe Gurevich, 2012.91. © Estate of Ilse Bing.

ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation
Thurs, May 7, 12:30 PM
Come de-stress and soak in art during this meditation session by engaging and observing your physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Practicing mindfulness helps to promote a general sense of health and well-being. Please check in at the front desk for location information. Event is public and free.

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ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation

2015 University of Washington MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition
May 23 — June 21
The exhibition will be featuring the work of graduating Master of Fine Arts and Masters of Design students from University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design.

University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.
University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.

Also,

This is a reminder that GiveBIG is happening tomorrow, Tuesday, May 5th. You have the opportunity to support contemporary art and the Henry by donating online through the Seattle Foundation. Thank you for your continued support!

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Image courtesy of Seattle Foundation.

GiveBIG May 5th

Image courtesy of Seattle Foundation.
Image courtesy of Seattle Foundation.

Next Tuesday is GiveBIG, Seattle’s annual day of charitable giving, and nonprofits from across the city will be asking you to give to their organizations on that day (full disclosure: we’re going to ask you, too).

Why GiveBIG is such a big deal is because during this 24-hour event, all donations made online through Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG are “stretched” by the Foundation and GiveBIG’s sponsors — meaning, they grow your gift which then makes a bigger impact on your chosen organizations.

When you give on May 5th, your dollars go farther and you can make a bigger difference for the organizations you care most about. Last year, GiveBIG inspired over 64,000 donations totaling $12.8 million for over 1,600 organizations.

We ask you to consider giving (BIG is awesome, but gifts of all sizes will make a big impact) to the Henry during GiveBIG next Tuesday. Your support of contemporary art is greatly appreciated!

Image courtesy of Seattle Foundation.
Image courtesy of Seattle Foundation.

Hashtag: #GiveBIG

This is the last weekend for “the common S E N S E!”

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Photo credit: Robert Wade

Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E has been on view at the Henry since this past October. Hamilton’s large-scale installments have led visitors on an immersive journey that explored her invitation to discover tangible and intangible ways of touch. Using various materials, animals and representations–fur and feather garments, scientific specimens, books, and mechanical bullroarers–Hamilton guided visitors to consider the interdependence between human and non-human animals.

The development of the common S E N S E and its accompanying events and activities provided Hamilton and the Henry the opportunity to collaborate with various partners in the local region–including Seattle Arts and Lectures, UW School of Music, the Burke Museum–just to name a few. The collaborations of the common S E N S E have supported the Henry’s commitment of advancing contemporary art, artists, and ideas.

Ann Hamilton. Photo credit:
Ann Hamilton. Photo credit: Robert Wade

Throughout the duration of this exhibition, singers, dancers, and musicians have surrounded and filled the gallery spaces with their music, footsteps, and spoken word, all in response to the exploration of Hamilton’s work. As Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E comes to an end, her work continues to inspire.

The Henry invites you to stop by this weekend before the common S E N S E closes on Sunday, April 26th.


Today’s blog post was written by Angie Yin, UW Student and Communication Assistant at the Henry.

Announcing the Seven Finalists for The 2015 Brink Award!

The Henry is delighted to announce the finalists for The Brink Award. This award recognizes emerging artists age 35 and under in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia on the “brink” of an outstanding professional career. The Brink provides financial support, increased exposure, and critical validation from an internationally recognized arts institution, with the aim of fostering the artistic and professional development of emerging artists in the region. The Brink Award was established with the generous support of longtime Henry benefactors and Seattle philanthropists John and Shari Behnke.

The 2015 finalists are:

Raymond Boisjoly, Vancouver, B.C.
Rebecca Brewer, Vancouver, B.C.
Matt Browning, Seattle, WA
Barry Doupé, Vancouver, B.C.
Julia Feyrer, Vancouver, B.C.
Jason Hirata, Seattle, WA
Evan LaLonde, Portland, OR

For the 2015 award, 57 nominations were received from a group of art professionals across the Pacific Northwest. The 2015-16 Jury is comprised of Dan Webb, artist; Robert Snowden, Curator at Yale Union in Portland; Helga Pakasaar, Curator at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.; Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator at the Henry; and founders John and Shari Behnke. The jury completed the review of artist submissions in April. Jurors will conduct studio visits with the finalists later this spring. The winner will be announced on June 12, 2015.

The recipient will be awarded a cash prize of $12,500, a solo exhibition at the Henry, and a publication. A work representative of the artist’s current practice will be acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.

The Brink is in its fourth biennial cycle. In 2009, The Brink was awarded to Isabelle Pauwels, Vancouver, B.C.; in 2011, to Andrew Dadson, Vancouver, B.C., and in 2013, to Anne Fenton, Seattle, WA.

The Brink Award complements the Henry’s role as a catalyst for the exhibition and creation of contemporary art, while simultaneously demonstrating the museum’s commitment to artists working in our region.

Our congratulations to the finalists!

Henry Contemporaries and Patron Circle members are invited to celebrate the Brink finalists at The Brink Bash on May 15!

 

The Week Ahead @ Henry

While you’re enjoying the sun, make sure to stop by the Henry for an art break!

ArtBreak: Corrie Befort and Ensemble
Sat, April 25, 2:30 – 4 PM
Peruse the galleries of Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E with dancers and choreographers of Corrie Befort and Ensemble as they create a sensory experience  for you.

Image courtesy of Corrie Befort.
Image courtesy of Corrie Befort.

There’s less than a week left to experience Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E!

Come visit before it closes April 26th.