Glassbox Gallery Chinatown-International District
Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 30 2015
Robert Rhee only moved to Seattle in the last few years from the East Coast. He’s a young artist who’s teaching at Cornish, and his most prominent local move was this year’s Airbnb installation, a group show he installed and set up as a functioning Airbnb; it drew tourists and locals alike to have sleepovers with sculptures, paintings, drawings, and a work of video art that surprised you if you happened to wake up in the middle of the night and see it gleaming ominously red. This new show, Winter Wheat, is a solo exhibition of Rhee’s own sculptures made from gourds and metal cages. One of these was part of Out of Sight at King Street Station during Seattle Art Fair this summer, and it was a seemingly physically impossible object. It was smart and communicative, and made only of a gourd and its cage. Don’t miss this.
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