Frye Art Museum First Hill
Feb 15–April 19, Tuesdays–Sundays, 11 am–5 pm All Ages
Recommended by Charles Mudede
Polska is a Polish artist based in Warsaw and Berlin. Her current show at the Frye is called Love Bite. One part consists of two videos of a blinking sun that talks a lot and brings to mind a creepy character in a children's show. The second part of the exhibit occupies a large black space that has a huge screen and a collection of soft foam furniture. This is the part of the installation that recalls the Spaceship of the Imagination, the spaceship the most popular scientist of the second half of the 20th century, Carl Sagan, traveled through space in. But whereas Sagan explored galaxies, stars, planets, and moons known to the science of his time, Polska's spaceship in The Happiest Thought explores cultural and historical spaces. Geo Wyeth—a queer, trans American performance artist—is the guide. His talking voice is so seductive and soothing—but when he sings, you can hear and feel in your being something that's like the deepest part of the universe.