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“Sweated” Opens Thursday at Hedreen Gallery

The Hedreen Gallery at the Lee Center for the Arts is pleased to introduce “Sweated”, an exhibit of new work by Seattle artist Wynne Greenwood. The exhibit opens with a reception on Thursday April 2nd 5-8pm, including an artist talk at 7pm.

“Sweated” marks the second installment of a trilogy series that comprise the exhibition “Void Sweated Blank”, a year-long investigation by three individual artists of the gallery’s distinct character as both an exhibition space and a theatre lobby.

“Sweated” opens and runs in relationship to the performance titled “Sister Taking Nap” by Greenwood at On the Boards, April 15-19. Acting as the off-site backdrop to the performance, “Sweated” is a series of curtains made for, and installed at, the Hedreen Gallery.

The two layers of curtains are titled Hairdye and Sandcastle Turtle. Sandcastle Turtle, the first layer, is suspended within the gallery. Composed of simple shapes, patterns and colors, its abstract arrangement is making and not making a story. It represents the spirit in a world obsessed with defining. The second layer, Hairdye, hung directly in the bank of windows facing 12th Avenue, becomes the gallery’s curtain wall. It represents the notion of staining and seeping through—public indicators of the existence of the spirit within a restrictive and narrowly defined world. It makes visible the results of process, labor, event and feeling. Elemental to Hairdye and Sandcastle Turtle is the transitional place created between them. Viewers are encouraged to inhabit this space—to stand, walk, and move in and about it.

As part of “Sweated”, the artist will be performing live within the gallery and adding video- and audio-based works to the installation over the course of its run. Performance dates will be announced at a future date.

For the opening celebration on April 2nd, Wynne Greenwood will give an in-gallery artist talk discussing the role of “Sweated” within the “Void Sweated Blank” exhbition, and how it relates to “Sister Taking Nap”, her upcoming performance at On the the Boards.

Yoko Ott, Curator, Hedreen Gallery

EXHIBIT: “Void Sweated Blank”
ARTIST: Wynne Greenwood
OPENING: April 2, 2009 5 – 8pm; Artist Talk @ 7pm.
RUN OF SHOW: April 2 – June 27, 2009
GALLERY HOURS: Wed – Sat 1:30-6:00pm
ADMISSION: Open to the public, always free
LOCATION: Lee Center for the Arts
Seattle University | 901 12th Avenue (12th & Marion)
FOR MORE INFO CALL: 206.296.2244

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