A new exhibit at the Henry Art Gallery leads this slow summer week in UW arts. Plus, there are some interesting off-campus events involving UW talents.
“The Ghost of Architecture: Recent Gifts, Promised Gifts and Acquisitions,” July 13 – Sept. 29. An exhibit at the Henry Art Gallery that uses contemporary works of photography, drawing, installation, and video that “invoke architecture without citing it directly,” press notes state. This exhibit showcases works that demonstrate how “contemporary artists delve into and draw from architecture and design as sources of inspiration or springboards to open narratives, explore forms, and question everyday objects and spaces.”
“Photographic Finds in a Time of Transition: Daily life in Nakhodka,” through July 23. Daily life in Nakhodka, Russia, a Pacific port city of 160,000 inhabitants, seen through the lens of Georgy Pakin, staff photographer for the city’s leading daily newspaper. An exhibit in the Allen Library North Lobby, featuring 60 of Pakin’s photos taken from 1978 through his retirement in 2008.
“Creating the New Northwest: Selections from the Herb and Lucy Pruzan Collection,” through Oct. 6. An exhibit at the Tacoma Art Museum of more than 100 works by 70 artists, many of whom have connections with the School of Art as faculty, former faculty or alumni.
“Still Afloat: A Contemporary History of Seattle’s Floating Homes,” through Nov. 3. Erin Feeney wrote a book about Seattle’s floating homes while working toward her master’s degree in architecture at the UW. Now she has curated an exhibit on the same subject that is on display at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle. Produced with the Seattle Floating Home Association in the museum’s Linda and Ted Johnson Family Community Gallery, “Still Afloat” explores its subject through stories, pictures and artifacts.
Continuing, at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture:
“Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities,” through Oct. 27. From Africa and Asia to the Americas, female artisans are creating grassroots cooperatives to reach new markets, raise living standards and transform lives. This exhibit gives an intimate view of the work of 10 such enterprises in 10 countries.
Also: “Empowering Women Artisan Market” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 20-21.