Opening Tonight

There are several art events going on tonight in Seattle including the opening of Void Blank Blank, a site specific installation at the Hedreen Gallery by New York artist Adam Putnam.  The installation is part of an ongoing series making use of the magic lantern, a precursor to the slide projector that creates light-based optical illusions.  Says Putnam:

When asked to do a new work for the Hedreen Gallery, I have to say I was seduced by the red hallway, which cannot be described as anything other than an orifice. This in fact was what sparked my curiosity. I instantly wanted to mirror the space somehow—to create a doppelganger. In this piece a dark receding space is constructed through the use of parallel mirrors that project an infinite regress onto the wall. 

Adam Putnam, Untitled. Mixed Media, 2009.

Adam Putnam, Untitled. Mixed Media, 2009.

Opening tonight at Grey Gallery and Lounge is Wayfare, an exhibition of paintings by Florida/New York artist Joseph Arnegger, whose work is inspired by the decaying icons of the American road trip.

Joseph Arnegger. Welcome Aboard. Oil on formica.

Joseph Arnegger. Welcome Aboard. Oil on formica.

The opening at the Hedreen Gallery is from 5 to 8; the opening at Grey is from 6 to 10.  While you’re at Grey, be sure to check out my exhibition Eternal Return, which just received a wonderful writeup from Jen Graves on the Slog.

~ by emilypothast on January 15, 2009.

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