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Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E


Henry Art Gallery University District
Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through April 30 2015


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Hamilton has taken over the entire museum. She's unblocked all the skylights and windows, and it feels like a different place, older and more fragile, less fortified, prettier. In the transformed space, she's made her installation. The objects are a mix inspired by and borrowed from the dead animal specimens and animal-based costumes in the collection of the Burke Museum and the files of the UW Libraries Special Collections. To take pictures of the dead animals, Hamilton physically placed them on old, low-resolution scanners. The parts of the animals that touched the scanner's surface appear in focus; anything not touching goes soft. The photographs are printed on newsprint and hung in stacks on the walls. You're allowed to tear one off and take it with you, but when the piles of photographs are depleted, there aren't any more; they are extinct. (JEN GRAVES)

Henry Art Gallery

15th Ave NE and NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98195
Hours: Wed-Sun

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This event is in the past.
  • Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through April 30 2015