Genius Exhibit at the Frye

September 29, 2015

 

I managed to get tickets to the Genius/Centry 21/Seattle opening at the Frye on Friday night.  What a turnout and show!

 

Rather than explain the concept for it, if you've never heard of it, check out the Frye website.  (www.fryemuseum.org)  here is a paragraph from their website:

 

Genius is an unprecedented, large-scale celebration of exceptional multidisciplinary and collaborative artistic practice in Seattle in the twenty-first century. It features over sixty-five visual artists, filmmakers, writers, theater artists, composers, musicians, choreographers, dancers, and arts organizations. The exhibition and its more than forty events will run from September 26, 2015, to January 10, 2016.

 

​​Where to start?  My two favorite pieces in the show were manifestos/sonnets by Paul Mullen and Valerie Curtis-Newton.  They both struck a number of chords about being an creative person, and life in general.          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Woodring's 3-D video images of his cartoons were quite populare, complete with old-school theater 3-d glasses for viewing.

 

As I said, the opening was well attended, so it was difficult to experience a number of the installations.  I know that I'll be making a return visit on a more quiet day.  It is certainly worth the visit for you as well!

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