Exhibits at Henry Art Gallery

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Henry Art Gallery
University of Washington
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Seattle, WA 98195

Katinka Bock: A and I

North Galleries
February 1, 2014 – May 4, 2014

Henry Art Gallery is proud to present Paris-based German sculptor Katinka Bock’s first solo exhibition in the United States.

Using natural and found materials, such as clay, wood, stones, used zinc sheets, steel beams and other urban detritus, Bock (born 1976) creates sculptures and installations that intimately and incisively explore site, origin, material, and process, while also revealing the poetic dimension of space and mining the territories of history and archaeology.

Occupying the Henry’s historic North Galleries, Katinka Bock: A and I features 13 recent and new works. The artist was commissioned by the Henry to create several new works that, in line with her practice, are deeply responsive and connected to the site of their creation. The new pieces refer to, are weathered by, or made from Northwest climate and indigenous materials.

A full-color catalogue with texts by French art critic and writer Marie-Cécile Burnichon, author Thomas Clerc, and Luis Croquer, Henry Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections, will be published in conjunction with the exhibition.

Katinka Bock was recently an artist-in-residence at Villa Medici in Rome, and in 2012 was the recipient of the Prix Fondation Ricard in France and the Dorothea von Stetten Kunstpreis in Germany.

Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pane

Stroum Gallery
March 1, 2014 – June 8, 2014

Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pane brings together a selection of works by two artists born a short time apart who are renowned for their foundational contributions to the field of performance art. Jonas (U.S., born 1936) and Pane (France, 1939 – 1990) are proto-feminist artists who, while living in New York and Paris respectively, created multidisciplinary works at a time when many of their peers focused their attentions on a single medium. Through selections of their sculpture, photography, video, drawing, installation, and performances, Parallel Practices celebrates the shared and complementary aspects of Jonas’ and Pane’s art, and highlights the differences that characterize their unique bodies of work. While Joan Jonas’ work is well known to American audiences, Parallel Practices marks the first comprehensive exhibition of Gina Pane’s work in the United States.

Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders

North Galleries
January 11, 2014 – May 4, 2014

During the 1960s and 1970s several photographers, including Diane Arbus, Larry Clark, and Susan Meiselas, documented life on the fringes of society, providing a glimpse of counterculture from the inside out. These images were often published as narrative sequences in books that told complex stories in multiple pictures. In the early 1960s Danny Lyon (U.S., born 1942) joined the Chicago Outlaw Motorcycle Club and began photographing his fellow Hell’s Angels while traveling with the club on his 650cc Triumph motorcycle. The result was one of the seminal photographic essays of his generation, and the 1968 publication The Bikeriders that contained over 50 photographs and interviews with Lyon’s subjects.

In pictures of dirt track racing and motorcycle gang life, Lyon captures both the realism and the romantic notion of the rebel on a bike, which was later demonstrated in the Hollywood film Easy Rider (1969). This exhibition presents a selection from that body of work, in celebration of the Henry’s acquisition, through a gift and promised gift, of a set of images from The Bikeriders.


May 4, 2013 – November 4, 2015

An interactive art installation, Sanctum employs surveillance systems to generate cinematic narratives with social media content that matches the demographic profile of passers-by. Sanctum seeks to investigate the narrative potential of social media while raising important and provocative questions about the conflicting imperatives emerging in our culture as we promote and embrace ever-more-intrusive electronic media, while still cherishing traditional notions of privacy.

From those who choose to participate in the project, Sanctum will actively gather information via sophisticated surveillance and profiling technology and match it with data drawn from social media sites to shape original plausible and implausible fictional narratives.

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