Upcoming Exhibitions

January 26–April 28, 2019

The Rain Doesn’t Know Friends From Foes: Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian

Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmanian work collectively to create paintings on paper and stop-motion animations that interrogate the voyeuristic role of the mass media spectator. Their first solo exhibition on the West Coast surveys the artists’ painterly interventions in internet news imagery, which foreground the irrationality and violence underlying our hypermediated reality.

January 26–April 28, 2019

Tschabalala Self

In collage-paintings, sculptures, and video installations, Tschabalala Self creates exuberant, multilayered “avatars” that resist reductive representations of blackness. The artist’s first museum solo presentation in the United States highlights her engagement with the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality, and the iconographic significance of the black body in contemporary culture.

January 26–April 28, 2019

Cherdonna Shinatra: DITCH

Combining contemporary dance, drag, and clowning, Seattle-based artist Jody Kuehner defies categorization through her persona Cherdonna Shinatra. DITCH will create a wildly colorful, multi-textured environment activated by daily performances that aim to spread joy to counteract the dismal state of the world and the continual fragmentation of femme and queer identities.

February 16–June 2, 2019

Gretchen Frances Bennett: Air, the free or unconfined space above the surface of the earth

Seattle-based artist Gretchen Frances Bennett explores visual perception at the intersection of personal and historical memory. Her exhibition will showcase a new video and series of large-scale drawings that examine constructed and deconstructed notions of the self by retracing and unfolding her own adolescence.

June 1–September 1, 2019

Cauleen Smith: Give It or Leave It

Through her films, objects, and installations, Los Angeles-based artist Cauleen Smith envisions a world that is black, feminist, spiritual, and unabashedly alive. With Give It or Leave It Smith proposes a new rule for a better world: creating something, offering it, and gifting it—regardless if the gesture is accepted or rejected.

June 1–September 1, 2019

Jane Wong: After Preparing the Altar, the Ghosts Feast Feverishly

Jane Wong’s poems and essays unearth silenced histories, immigrant narratives, and intergenerational trauma. For her first museum solo exhibition, Wong draws inspiration from her upbringing in a Chinese American restaurant as well as her family’s experience of hunger and poverty in rural China to consider the ways we reconcile the gaps in our lives and histories.