Sol Hashemi: Software Update/System Build: In Software Updates, Hashemi will make a series of alterations to his recent work. When System Build rolls around, the artist will begin construction of a "custom modded personal computer designed to power a 3D laser scanner used to create new work." $10 suggested.
Camera Nipponica: Photographs from Japan, 1880–1930: This small exhibition includes a shelf of incredible, teeny, handcolored glass-lantern slides taken between 1880 and 1930 in Japan. They glow bright. $10 suggested.
David Hartt: Stray Light: The photographer David Hartt got inside the iconic 1971 headquarters of Johnson Publishing in Chicago—the launching pad for Jet and Ebony magazines—right before the building was sold. The photographs, pictures, and sculptures he created are deadpan memorial documents of a specific time of pride and purpose. $10 suggested.
The Photographs of Ray K. Metzker: A five-decade career charted. $10 suggested.
Haegue Yang: Anachronistic Layers of Dispersion: South Korean–born artist Haegue Yang grew up in an environment where you closed the blinds when company came over, just in case the government was watching. Now, she makes installations entirely out of artfully arranged, dangling Venetian blinds. They're swaying constellations of pretty surveillance. $10 suggested.
Jason Dodge's sculptures are stories. They are: what's left after 19 farm animals spend time in the galleries, 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. $10 suggested.
This year's honoree is the remarkable installation artist Ann Hamilton, and the decór will reflect her aesthetic. Delicious cuisine is promised, as well as drink and partymaking and dancing, of course. $500.
Katinka Bock: A and I: Bock's sculpture often takes the form of tiles laid out across a gallery floor. Other times, it's slabs, or pieces that look like detritus from a construction site. On rare occasions, television monitors will be employed. Bock lives and works in Paris. $10 suggested.
Sanctum: For this installation you don't even need to go indoors. Six surveillance cameras capture you as you walk by the museum. If you get within 12 feet (as you are warned by signs), you'll be profiled—sensors will scan the "landmarks" of your face, as the artists Juan Pampin and James Coupe describe them, and you'll appear on the video screens... more » Free.
James Turrell’s “skyspace” Light Reign is on always-and-forever display at the Henry, but it's always and forever changing. It’s an outdoor room with an opening in the ceiling so you can sit and watch the sky go by. $10 suggested.