Leo Saul Berk. Clinkers (detail), 2012. Duratrans, sculptural light box Approx. 75 x 64.5 in. Collection of the artist

Leo Saul Berk. Clinkers (detail), 2012. Duratrans, sculptural light box Approx. 75 x 64.5 in.
Collection of the artist

Buster Simpson. Woodman on Post Alley, Seattle, 1974. Reproduction on polyester fabric made from recycled plastic bottles. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Chris Jonic.

Buster Simpson. Woodman on Post Alley, Seattle, 1974. Reproduction on polyester fabric made from recycled plastic bottles. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Chris Jonic.

The Black Constellation (Shabazz Palaces, Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes). Recollections of the Wraith (…Sparkles), 2012. Single-channel color video with sound. Courtesy of the artist.

The Black Constellation (Shabazz Palaces, Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes). Recollections of the Wraith (…Sparkles), 2012. Single-channel color video with sound. Courtesy of the artist.

Jeffry Mitchell. Not Waving, But Drowning, 2012. Glazed earthenware. 24 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 14; 25 x 19 x 15 1/2 in. Courtesy of the artist and Ambach & Rice Gallery. Photo: Heather Rasmussen.

Jeffry Mitchell. Not Waving, But Drowning, 2012. Glazed earthenware. 24 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 14; 25 x 19 x 15 1/2 in. Courtesy of the artist and Ambach & Rice Gallery. Photo: Heather Rasmussen.

Perfume Genius and Winston H. Case. Hood, 2012. Single-channel color video with sound, 1 minute, 59 seconds. Courtesy of Matador Records and Turnstile.

Perfume Genius and Winston H. Case. Hood, 2012. Single-channel color video with sound, 1 minute, 59 seconds. Courtesy of Matador Records and Turnstile.

Matt Browning. Landscape #5, 2011. Tree sap on handmade wood panel. 13 x 11 in. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Jason Hirata.

Matt Browning. Landscape #5, 2011. Tree sap on handmade wood panel. 13 x 11 in. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Jason Hirata.

Vis-a-Vis Society. Photo: Rebecca Hoogs.

Vis-à-Vis Society. Photo: Rebecca Hoogs.


Mw [Moment Magnitude] is organized by the Frye Art Museum and curated by Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, Joshua Kohl, Ryan Mitchell, Doug Nufer, and Yoko Ott. The exhibition is funded by the Frye Foundation with the generous support of Frye Art Museum members and donors. Sponsored by Frank Stagen, Nitze-Stagen, and Riddell Williams, it is supported by the Washington State Arts Commission, with funding—in part—by The Wallace Foundation, and by 4Culture and the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. Seasonal support of the Frye Art Museum is provided by Canonicus Fund and ArtsFund.

Media sponsorship of Mw [Moment Magnitude] is by KUOW 94.9FM and The Stranger. Opening event sponsorship is by The Boeing Company.

Mw [Moment Magnitude] is a cross-platform project of visual art, performance, production, rehearsal, specially commissioned artworks, music, dance, literary events, design, and arts engagement programs showcasing exceptional artistic practice in Seattle.