Summer Wheat: Full Circle | KUOW News and Information
  • MARCH 4 - SEPTEMBER 17
  • Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
  • Every 1 week(s) between
    March 4, 2017 and September 17, 2017
  • Category: Art & Museum Exhibits

Event Details

  • Every 1 week(s) between
    March 4, 2017 and September 17, 2017
  • Wednesdays, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursdays, 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fridays, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturdays, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sundays, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • $0-10
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Venue

  • Henry Art Gallery
  • 15th Ave NE and NE 41st St
  • Seattle, WA 98195
  • (206) 543-2280
  • http://www.henryart.org

Event Description

Summer Wheat. Nightshade. 2015. Acrylic paint, resin, on aluminum mesh. Image courtesy of the artist. Pho

This exhibition of work by New York-based artist Summer Wheat (U.S., born 1977) features a suite of large-scale abstract-figurative paintings that serve as both portals to imaginary worlds and as mirrors that reflect interior states of being. In the paintings for this suite—Nightshade, Strawberry Sun and Valley of Life with Snake—Wheat brings celestial bodies and earthly creatures into a shared pictorial field to consider the relationship between the cosmic realm and human existence. Fragmentary and contorted, adorned and decorated, Wheat’s figural forms and characters conjure the psychological toll and messiness of the mundane experience and search for meaning, and also the beauty and resilience implicit in this process. The title Full Circle alludes to these dualistic qualities as counterpoints constantly encircling us individually and collectively.

Artist/Group Info:

  • Summer Wheat