Hedreen Gallery Capitol Hill
May 31–Aug 12, Wednesdays–Saturdays
Recommended by Emily Pothast
There is a stretch of beach in Key West, Florida, that contains an African cemetery with roots in the transatlantic slave trade, an AIDS Memorial, and a sculptural lectern dedicated to a local philanthropist. In Monument a Surface, Seattle University's first High Resolution Media Artist-in-Residence, Dan Paz, uses photography, sculpture, video, and print to analyze the stories told by these landmarks. Like Paz, artists Danny Jauregui and Elise Rasmussen use multiple mediums to produce and present original research. Jauregui focuses on the erasure of queer bathhouse culture in Los Angeles, while Elise Rasmussen visits two sites related to the life and untimely death of artist Ana Mendieta.