Open Call For Art: A Book About Death Seattle

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Open Call For Art: A Book About Death Seattle

Time: September 22, 2011 to December 12, 2011
Street: 3209 Beacon Ave. S.
City/Town: Seattle, WA. 98144
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Phone: 206.334-0749
Event Type: art, call/, exhibition
Organized By: Kathleen McHugh
Latest Activity: Sep 22, 2011

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OPENING: November 11 - 6 PM - 9 PM

EXHIBITION: November 11 - December 10, 2011; Monday - Friday, 2PM - 10PM


SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - The QUETZALCOATL GALLERY is pleased to present A BOOK ABOUT DEATH, a sprawling, collaborative unbound "book" on the subject of death. The exhibition is set to take place from November 11 - December 10, 2011.  The exhibition brings together Seattle artists with international artists in a global exhibition. The exhibition is open to all artists, designers and photographers. Please see the website for details.

The ABAD SEATTLE exhibition, curated by Seattle artist Kathleen McHugh, is the 24th in a series of exhibitions that launched at the Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery in New York City in September 2009. Kathleen contributed to that first A BOOK ABOUT DEATH exhibition and joined artists from all over the world by contributing an edition of 500 postcard-sized artworks image that honored, explained or drew upon the subject of death, the most profound and humbling human experience.  Since the inaugural show in New York, more than 5000 artists have participated in exhibitions around the world.

For Seattle, artists will contribute and exhibit works up to 8"x10" at the QUETZALCOATL GALLERY, and many will provide 100 4" x 6" cards for gallery visitors to pick up and keep.  "While death is a difficult subject often cloaked in denial and confusion, artists in the project have drawn upon a vast richness of their own community and talent to construct a poetic path of common humanity, that explores and meditates upon how death touches our lives," explains Kathleen McHugh. "I'm very happy to bring this exciting project and exhibition to Seattle."

Conceived and organized by Matthew Rose, a Paris-based American artist, A BOOK ABOUT DEATH is comprised largely of artists' postcards from original art and work created specifically for the exhibit.  These pieces collectively form the pages of the "book."  While many of the artists involved in the original New York City exhibition are internationally known - Yoko Ono, Eric Andersen, Peter Schuyff, Geoffrey Hendricks, Carolee Schneemann - many are not, yet all the artists share the stage equally.

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