February 09 - May 05, 2013
The Frye Art Museum is pleased to celebrate thirty-six exceptional Seattle artists in Chamber Music curated by Scott Lawrimore, the Frye’s new Deputy Director, Collections and Exhibitions, in his inaugural exhibition at the Museum.
Artists participating in Chamber Music are:
Julie Alexander, Sharon Arnold, Byron Au Yong, Bonnie Biggs, D.W. Burnam, Robert Campbell, Jaq Chartier, Carl Chew, Claire Cowie, Anne Focke, Klara Glosova, Cable Griffith, Francisco Guerrero, Todd Jannausch, Shaun Kardinal, Carolyn Law, Margie Livingston, Greg Lundgren, Norman Lundin, Amanda Manitach, Alan Maskin, Ries Niemi, NKO, Matthew Offenbacher, D.K. Pan, Mary Ann Peters, PUNCH Gallery (Renee Adams, Howard Barlow, Justin Beckman, Justin Gibbens, Joanna Thomas), Bill Ritchie, Serrah Russell, Norie Sato, Rafael Soldi, Sierra Stinson, Michael Van Horn, Joey Veltkamp, Jamie Walker, and Robert Yoder.
Each artist created a newly commissioned art work in response to musical compositions based on James Joyce’s volume of poetry entitled Chamber Music. The artists included in the exhibition span generations and reflect a broad aesthetic spectrum. Uniting them is a shared dedication to artist-generated activities that strengthen Seattle’s arts community beyond their own art practices. Chamber Music is both a celebration of individual mark-making and a cooperative composition about love for the City of Seattle and how artists choose to leave their mark on it.
As a supplement to the thirty-six new artworks on view, the exhibition includes a living library archiving the artists' contributions as curators, critics, academics, theoreticians, writers, civic organizers, and founders or members of important artist cooperatives and independent exhibition spaces. This library presents documents and ephemera from such watershed projects as and/or, 911 Media Arts Center, and CoCA, as well as more recent initiatives toward community-building like NEPO House, Free Sheep Foundation, and The New Mystics.
Chamber Music is organized by the Frye Art Museum and curated by 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 & Cultural Affairs, Canonicus Fund, and ArtsFund.
Margie Livingston. Untitled (Chamber Music), 2013. Acrylic on Alupanel. 10 1/2 x 14 x 2 in. Courtesy of Greg Kucera Gallery. Photo: Richard Nicol
February 10, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Chamber Music and 36 Chambers
Gallery Talk with Scott Lawrimore, Frye Art Museum Deputy Director, Collections and Exhibitions and Curator of Chamber Music
February 21, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Then Is Also Now Lecture Series: Pre-Party Preparations
Scott Lawrimore, Frye Art Museum Deputy Director, Collections and Exhibitions; and Raymond Boisjoly, artist
February 23, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Gallery Talk with Artists Carolyn Law, Norman Lundin, and NKO, with Jill Rullkoetter, Frye Art Museum Senior Deputy Director
February 28, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Then Is Also Now Lecture Series: Green Gold—We Built This City
Scott Lawrimore, Frye Deputy Director, Collections and Exhibitions; John and Shari Behnke, collectors and philanthropists; and Jaime Walker, Associate Director, University of Washington School of Art
March 14, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Then Is Also Now Lecture Series: Out of the Living Room and Into the White Cube (and Back Again)
Scott Lawrimore, Frye Art Museum Deputy Director, Collections and Exhibitions; Francine Seders, gallerist; and Barbara Johns, art historian and curator
March 21, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Then Is Also Now Lecture Series: DIY—The Shape of Punk to Come
Scott Lawrimore, Frye Deputy Director, Collections and Exhibitions; Anne Focke, writer, editor, and arts administrator; Ries Niemi, artist; and Norie Sato, artist, curator, and arts administrator
March 28, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Then Is Also Now Lecture Series: Now Here is Also Somewhere
Scott Lawrimore, Frye Deputy Director, Collections and Exhibitions; Klara Glosova, Greg Lundgren, Todd Jannausch, Matthew Offenbacher, and Joey Veltkamp, artists; Sierra Stinson, curator and gallerist
April 18, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Chambered Nautilus: Poetry from Art
Sarah Lenoue and Amanda Manitach
April 25, 7:00 pm – 9:18 pm
Sentimentality and Scatology in James Joyce’s Chamber Music
April 27, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Gallery Talk with Artists Cable Griffith, Mary Ann Peters, and Rafael Soldi, with Jill Rullkoetter, Frye Art Museum Senior Deputy Director