Wrecked and Righteous In-Gallery Performance featuring Physical Education

Wrecked and Righteous In-Gallery Performance featuring Physical Education

This event is sold out. Walk-in tickets may be available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are registered, please plan to check-in at least fifteen minutes early.

Join us for a onetime performance created by exhibiting artist Jessica Jackson Hutchins in collaboration with Portland-based Physical Education. The performers will activate Hutchins’s large, wearable vessels on display, enacting strange “little labors” of domesticity, care, and conviviality as they move throughout the gallery. Variously serving and splattering the contents of their unwieldly ceramic outfits, Physical Education dancers Allie Hankins, Takahiro Yamamoto, and Lu Yim will engage in a playful exploration of color, texture, and gesture through food.

After the performance, visitors are invited to stay for a discussion with the artist and performers, moderated by Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions Amanda Donnan.

Museum galleries, store, and MariPili at Café Frieda will be open until the program for special extended hours.

Tickets are required and space is extremely limited. Tickets are limited to two per person.

About the Performers

Portland-based Physical Education (P.E.) is comprised of dance and performance artists keyon gaskin, Allie Hankins, Lu Yim, and Takahiro Yamamoto. P.E.’s vision is to offer performance audiences, artists of all mediums and curious individuals, immersive methods of engaging with dance and performance.

About Jessica Jackson Hutchins

Jessica Jackson Hutchins has recently presented solo exhibitions at Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH (2016); the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT (2014); the Hepworth Wakefield Museum, West Yorkshire, UK (2013); the Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI (2013); and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2011). Significant group exhibitions include Makeshift at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI (2018), where Hutchins first premiered her performance work; The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2013); and The Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2010). Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Brooklyn Museum; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and the Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR. In 2022, Hutchins was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and in 2020, received the Merit Medal for Sculpture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Hutchins holds a BA in Art History from Oberlin College and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Wrecked and Righteous In-Gallery Performance featuring Physical Education

Dancers covered in sculptures and paint performing around a chair

Performance of Jessica Jackson Hutchins's Restless Animal Kingdom, presented on June 25, 2022 at MASS MoCA. Image courtesy of MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA. Photo: Kaelan Burkett

March 02, 2024

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Ticket Price:

$10 general admission
$8 member
$6 student

The Frye is committed to this program being financially accessible for everyone. If the cost of this program is prohibitive for your participation, a sliding scale is available. Please contact education@fryemuseum.org for more information.

Tickets are limited to two per person. They may be purchased up to 11:59 pm PT the night prior to the program if tickets are still available. Tickets are nonrefundable.

Parking can be an issue in our area, so please plan your visit accordingly. Frye Members receive advance notice of programs and performances—become a member today and get the benefit of early registration!

On-Site Ticketing Policy

Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the event and preregistered guests can check in at that time. Preregistered guests are encouraged to arrive early.

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