Upcoming Exhibitions

June 25–October 9, 2022

Jeremy Shaw: Liminals

Jeremy Shaw explores altered states and the cultural and scientific practices that attempt to capture transcendental experience. This exhibition—Shaw’s first in the United States in over ten years—brings together prismatic lens-refracted photographs from the artist’s ongoing series Towards Universal Pattern Recognition with his mesmerizing para-fictional film Liminals (2017).

June 25–September 18, 2022

Romare Bearden: Abstraction

Organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College, SUNY, Romare Bearden: Abstraction is the first in-depth examination of Romare Bearden’s engagement with abstraction. Comprised of approximately fifty-five paintings, works on paper, and collages by the ground-breaking African American artist, the exhibition contextualizes this important, but relatively unknown, body of abstract work alongside Bearden’s widely celebrated figurative collages.

August 3–December 31, 2022

Recent Acquisitions: Georgina Reskala

Georgina Reskala constructs abstracted landscapes that explore the uncertainty of memory by combining mechanical and manual photographic techniques. Created using layered exposures, the fragmented imagery in Untitled #041220 reflects the ways in which collective memories and histories become distorted over time.

October 8, 2022–January 15, 2023

Srijon Chowdhury: Same Old Song

Portland-based artist Srijon Chowdhury creates dreamlike oil paintings that consider the present moment as part of a larger mythology. The artist’s first museum solo exhibition, Same Old Song stages a dramatic climax of his practice to date, including an installation of six enormous new paintings that each center on a sensory feature of the human face.

October 15, 2022–October 15, 2023

THE THIRD, MEANING: ESTAR(SER) Installs the Frye Collection

For this artist-curated installation of the Frye Art Museum’s collection, the research collective ESTAR(SER) reaches into an archive of dreams to assemble an exhibition that asks fundamental questions about museums and the works of art they hold: What do artworks want from us? And what do we want from them?

October 22, 2022–April 16, 2023

Boren Banner Series: Molly Jae Vaughan

The Boren Banner Series is a public art initiative that gives regional artists the opportunity to create a billboard-size work for the museum’s east facade. For this presentation, Seattle-based artist Molly Jae Vaughan will create a new work from her project After Boucher, which invites queer resplendence into the Western art historical canon.

October 29, 2022–January 22, 2023

Door to the Atmosphere

Marking a tendency toward spirituality, myth, and the supernatural among artists working today in the United States, Door to the Atmosphere includes artworks in a range of mediums by Sedrick Chisom, Harry Gould Harvey IV, Cindy Ji Hye Kim, Mimi Lauter, Jill Mulleady, Naudline Pierre, Eden Seifu, and TARWUK.