Henry Art Gallery is a center for contemporary art and ideas. The only dedicated contemporary art museum in our region, our home within the University of Washington provides a rich and dynamic laboratory for cross-fertilization and the ongoing quest for new knowledge. The Henry is internationally recognized for its groundbreaking exhibitions, for being first in the field to champion artists who go on to global acclaim, and for premiering and sponsoring new works by artists of note. Since our founding in 1927, the Henry has been committed to providing opportunities for discovery, inspiration, and exhilaration through immersive experiences with art.
An interactive art installation, Sanctum employs surveillance systems to generate cinematic narratives with social media content that matches the demographic profile of passers-by. The work will be mounted on the Henry facade May 2013 through November 2015.
David Hartt: Stray Light
David Hartt has been working with photographs for many years, attracted to the social, cultural, political, and economic complexities of the subjects he captures and rendering them with a cool, dispassionate eye. Stray Light includes a film displayed in a room that has been carpeted in the style of his subject, the 1971 Johnson Publishing Company building in Chicago, as well as a group of four photographs in an adjacent room in the North Galleries.
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