Tuesday 23rd Oct 2018
– Saturday 17th Nov 2018
Exhibition: T–F, 10am – 5pm; Sa, 1 – 5pm
Reception: 24 October, 5 – 7pm
Put on by UW School of Art + Art History + Design
The Jacob Lawrence Gallery presents an exhibition that brings together a new body of work by Sonny Assu, Territorial Acknowledgements, alongside his prior series that problematize colonial conceptions of the landscape: The Paradise Syndrome (2017), 1UP (2016), and Interventions On The Imaginary (2014). Through these works, Assu offers corrective visions of colonized landscapes.
Sonny Assu: Études for the Settler is organized in partnership with yəhaw̓, an exhibition celebrating Indigenous art made in the Pacific Northwest, which is supported by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. The yəhaw̓ exhibition opens at Seattle's King Street Station in early 2019.
Études is a series of exhibitions named after the short form musical pieces, often for piano, focusing on the technical aspects of a particular technique. Études serves as a flexible platform for the exploration of methodology in contemporary art practices. The series of exhibitions at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery pays homage to Ligeti’s 18 études for piano, which were broken into three books, with the titles for each étude bringing poetic terms alongside technical ones.