Frye Art Museum

Mark Mitchell: Burial

September 21 – October 20, 2013

Episode 2 in Frye Salon, 2013–14 season.

Addressing ceremony and tribute, transformation and release, Mark Mitchell: Burial will present ensembles to clothe the dead. Buried in the earth, incinerated, or at the bottom of the sea, these vestments are intended to degrade readily, leaving nothing behind. Each was inspired by, and created for, the nine muse/models who will present the collection in a live performance on September 20. This will be followed by an exhibition of the ensembles September 21–October 20.

Mark Mitchell: Burial is organized by the Frye Art Museum and curated by Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker and Scott Lawrimore. The exhibition is funded by the Frye Foundation with the generous support of Frye Art Museum members and donors. Seasonal support is provided by 4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, and ArtsFund.

Image Credits:
Mark Mitchell. Burial Ensemble, Davora, 2013. Silk gauze, silk crepe, wool, wood. Photos: Kelly O.