Thursday, October 09, 2014

October 11 Stream Kick Sense

In 1992 Ann Hamilton made Accountings at the Henry in Seattle at age 36. It filled the upstairs gallery with floors of steel tags nailed in an impenetrable fish scale-like pattern, walls smudged by candle wax and soot, a display case of wax heads used in Brazilian rituals and 200 canaries. The next year, she won a MacArthur Fellowship.

She continues to make idea-based minimal work with organic materials. It is all very lyrical.

Hamilton is recipient of a one million dollar public art commission for the city of Seattle. It will make a work on the waterfront at Pier 62/63, possibly powered by the tide.

In the meantime, she opens the common S E N S E this evening. It is a participatory work, with you providing literary passages themed on the senses, visitors assembling the passages into personal journals, readers reading in the gallery, and those readers transcribing their readings into a record.

Some elements are a continuation from the stunning the event of a thread at the Park Avenue Armory, NYC.

The show the common S E N S E opens this evening, and runs until April 26, 2015.

At the Henry Art Museum of the University of Washington 15th Ave NE & 41st St, Seattle. Wed, Sat, Sun 11AM-4PM, Thurs, Fri 11AM-9PM. Free students/faculty/under 13, $6 seniors, $10

Krystal South is an artist and interactive designer. She combines both, in an online art sale by 11 artists hidden inside a Kickstarter. Each artist has made an edition of 10, priced at $35-$500, and distributed through the Backer Rewards. The Kickstarter ends tonight with a gallery show of the art. It is oversubscribed 3X with 3 days to go.

At Ditch Projects 303 S. 5th Avenue #165, Springfield, OR Map and Building Map 6PM-9 Free

Deepwhitesound, DB Amorin, Matthew McVickar and Dana Paresa present Stream Room at False Front. Hundreds of samples from the electronic works of 33 composers are randomly recombined on the fly and broadcast wirelessly to hand built receivers with speakers in the gallery. False Front Studio 4518 NE 32nd Map 6PM-9 Free

Daniel Long is a recent PNCA MFA painter. Working in oil, he samples historical painting elements into new work. He opens a show this evening at the Portland Museum of Modern Art inside Mississippi Records 5202 N Albina Map 8PM-10 Free