Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pane
Sat Mar 1, 2014 – Sat Jun 7, 2014
Henry Art Gallery
University of Washington
15th Avenue NE and NE 41st Street
Seattle, WA 98195
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.
Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pane was organized by Dean Daderko, Curator, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. The exhibition is supported by a generous grant from Cullen Geiselman, Louise Jamail, Yvon Lambert, kamel mennour, the Union Pacific Foundation, and the patrons, benefactors, and donors to CAMH’s Major Exhibition Fund. Presentation of Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pane at the Henry is overseen by Luis Croquer, Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections, with season support from ArtsFund. Generous support is also provided through gifts made to the Henry Now Campaign by the Barton Family Foundation in memory of Irving Marcus; Cathy and Michael Casteel; the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation; William and Ruth True; and the Bagley and Virginia Wright Fund.
Featured artists: Joan Jonas, Gina Pane