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Best Upcoming Art Exhibits In Seattle

August 4, 2014 5:00 AM

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While you may still be enjoying the art exhibits featured from the article, “Best Museum Exhibits this Spring in Seattle,” here is a new list of exhibits coming your way that should not be missed. These include historical artifacts to the most recent design and from the most elegant to the very strange. There is truly something for everybody coming soon.
“As Above, So Below: Heaven & Earth 6″
Carkeek Park
950 Carkeek Park Road
Seattle, WA 91877
(206) 851-2524
www.heavenandearthexhibition.org

Date: Through Oct. 20, 2014

For the sixth year in a row, the Center On Contemporary Art (CoCA) will present its site-specific art show using an urban forest as its background. Sixteen artists have been tasked with presenting unique eco-artwork throughout Carkeek Park’s 200 acres. This year’s theme challenges artists “to explore the connections and relationships that exist within all of nature, physical, mental and spiritual.” This includes art in the form of performance, new media, sound art and more. The exhibit will include a walking tour as well.

“The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!”
Pacific Science Center
200 2nd Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 443-2001
www.pacificsciencecenter.org

Date: October 4, 2014 – Jan. 4, 2015

Part science, part art and part weird, the Pacific Science Center will present one of its most unusual exhibits in the form of the world of Robert Ripley. Ripley was known for uncovering some of the world’s strangest oddities. This exhibit will feature a collection of objects, artifacts and artwork and the stories behind them. Highlights include micro-sculptures that fit inside the eye of a needle, a portrait of Einstein created out of the underused medium of toast and a model of a Rolls Royce built entirely out of matchsticks.

“City Dwellers: Contemporary Art from India” and “Pop Departures”
Seattle Art Museum
1300 1st Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 654-3100
www.seattleartmuseum.org

Date: “City Dwellers” – Aug. 30, 2014 – Feb. 14, 2015,
Date: “Pop Departures” – Oct. 9, 2014 – Jan. 11, 2015

City Dwellers” will feature photographs and sculptures from contemporary Indian artists focusing on a wide range of subject matter including Bollywood movie stars, politicians, religious festivals, musicians and artists who have contributed to recent Indian culture. “Pop Departures” focuses on pop art from the 1950s to 2014, including works from Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, John Chamberlain, James Rosenquist, Tom Wesselmann and Mel Ramos.

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“Chen Shaoxiong: Ink. History. Media” and “Mughal Painting: Power and Piety”
Asian Art Museum
Volunteer Park
1400 E. Prospect St.
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 654-3100
www.seattleartmuseum.org/visit/asian-art-museum

Date: Both through Dec. 7, 2014

Formerly a member of the Big Tail Elephant Group and currently one of the “Xijing Men,” Shaoxiong’s art crosses the mediums of paint, photographs, collage and conceptual art. A highlight of this exhibit will be the showing of “Ink History,” a three-minute video comprised of over 150 ink drawings of historic photos from major Chinese events from 1909 to 2009. “Mughal Painting: Power an Piety” will present artworks produced from 1526-1857 in India.

Ann Hamilton
Henry Art Gallery
University of Washington
15th Ave. N.E. & 41st St.
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 543-2280
www.henryart.org

Date: Oct. 11, 2014 – April 30, 2015

The entire building of the Henry Art Gallery, located at the University of Washington, will be transformed under the watchful eye of artist Ann Hamilton. This is the first time since 1997 that the museum has been offered to a single artist. Hamilton has helped transform other spaces over the years including the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis and New York’s Park Avenue Armory.

Related: Best Up And Coming Visual Artists In Seattle

Jeffrey Totey is a freelance writer living in Seattle. He has a love for the arts and is a student of pop culture. He covers stories about the performing arts, theater, museums, cultural events, movies and more in the greater Seattle area. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

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