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Pae White: Command-Shift-4


Henry Art Gallery (map) University District
Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 24 2016


Command-Shift-4, the keystroke sequence for capturing an image on a Mac computer, is the title of this enormous installation that you traverse with your body and your eyes, by LA-based artist Pae White. White drew long strands of multicolored acrylic yarn taut and attached them to spots on the floor, the ceiling, and the walls to create shapes that telescope into three dimensions. She painted "supergraphics" on the walls and the floor. Her inspiration was the Sea Ranch, an experimental 1960s housing development on the California coast where each structure was meant to have a site-specific relationship to the dramatic landscape. White's installation is like a "deconstructed textile," the museum explains helpfully—like a textile pulled apart to create a sculpture you walk through, which provides various views as if it were also a collection of snapshots like the historical images White collected on her computer when she designed the work. There's so much to see, and so little material used—the effects are entrancing. Be careful not to knock (accidentally but inevitably) into the yarn too hard. JEN GRAVES
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Henry Art Gallery

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

Venue Hours
  • Wed-Sun
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 24 2016
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