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Buster Simpson, Woodman on Post Alley, Seattle (1974)

Buster Simpson, Woodman on Post Alley, Seattle (1974), reproduction on polyester fabric made from recycled plastic bottles [Frye Art Museum, Seattle WA, Oct 20-Jan 20] Courtesy of the artist / Photo: Chris Jonic

Mw [Moment Magnitude]

Frye Art Museum
Seattle WA – Oct 20, 2012-Jan 20, 2013

Leo Saul Berk, Clinkers (2012)

Leo Saul Berk, Clinkers (2012), Duratrans, sculptural light box [Frye Art Museum, Seattle WA, Oct 20-Jan 20] Collection of the artist

This multifaceted exhibition was conceived by a collective of five artists, musicians, writers and curators to highlight some of the most exceptional cross-disciplinary talent happening in Seattle. The concept “What is the magnitude of this moment?” is explored through specially commissioned visual art pieces, performance, design, literary events, time-based art and other community engagement activities. The ambitious project, curated by Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, Joshua Kohl, Ryan Mitchell, Doug Nufer and Yoko Ott, includes many experiential elements with presentations that spread throughout the city.

Borrowing the name from a scale used to measure the energy released during earthquakes, Mw [Moment Magnitude] is a large encompassing venture that includes a significant cast of Seattle creatives who are pushing the envelope of artistic practice. In addition to the compelling sculptural, video, sound and design works at the museum, such events like an off-site installation in Anne Fenton’s apartment and a sonic and kinetic ritual by The Black Constellation are part of the engaging programming for this exhibit.

Other highlights include three days of public rehearsal with Jherek Bischoff and a 35-musician orchestra, live video recording in the galleries by Wynne Greenwood and a specially commissioned, large-scale light sculpture by Lilienthal i Zamora transforming the show on December 8.

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Allyn Cantor

The Black Constellation (Shabazz Palaces, Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes), still image from Recollections of the Wraith (…Sparkles)

The Black Constellation (Shabazz Palaces, Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes), still image from Recollections of the Wraith (…Sparkles) (2012), single-channel color video with sound [Frye Art Museum, Seattle WA, Oct 20-Jan 20] Courtesy of the artist


 Mon, Nov 5, 2012