Intellectual Property: Closing Reception
A few weeks ago, I was invited by Matthew Offenbacher and Yoko Ott to participate in Intellectual Property, a situational installation co-curated for Seattle University’s Hedreen Gallery (and Ott’s final exhibition as curator). The exhibition consists of objects borrowed from the offices of academic professionals by a group of local artists, including Isaac Layman, Susie J. Lee, Wynne Greenwood, Ben Waterman, Mandy Greer, Dan Webb and myself.
From the press release:
Inspired by projects such as Martha Rosler Library and The Atlas Group which seamlessly fuse education, social practice and curatorial practice, artist Matthew Offenbacher and curator Yoko Ott with the assistance of a group of artists will convert the Hedreen Gallery into a physical database of material collected from the work spaces of select academic professionals. A goal: To provide an open archive mineable by students and the community-at-large and to aestheticize the academic.
For my part, I was paired with Dr. Kathleen Woodward, Professor of English and Director of the Simpson Center for Humanities at the University of Washington. In addition to providing support for a full spectrum of interdisciplinary activities at the University, Kathleen conducts research into feminist theory and aging. My contributions for the exhibition included books, art, and a pair of metal ungulates. A full catalog of all the items in the exhibition is online here.
A closing reception for the exhibition will be held this afternoon at the Hedreen, from 5 to 8 p.m. I’m in the studio in West Seattle (neck-deep in mixing the Midday Veil record) but I’m going to try to make it and you should, too.