July 16

Artful Season

MadArt leads a selection of summer exhibition in SLU.

MadArt Studio, known for its intriguing large-scale exhibitions that invite public audiences into its artists’ process, is hosting a new exhibition, Each and Every, through August 31.

Austin-based artist Beili Liu is known for subjecting everyday objects and materials to unorthodox processes. In Each and Every, Liu flattened hundreds of articles of children’s clothing and preserved them in industrial concrete. The plane of cement-covered garments sits inches above the ground and is suspended by thousands of pieces of string, creating a sheer-like curtain effect.

Each and Every is meant to create tension between opposing materials and symbols. According to MadArt, Liu’s work in this exhibit addresses the human experience of trauma and entrapment associated with migration and diaspora. This is Liu’s direct response to the atrocities inflicted on migrant children and their families at the southern border crossing of the United States.

See Each and Every Tuesdays to Friday, 10am to 5pm, and Saturdays, 12 to 5pm at 325 Westlake Ave N.

Other exhibits

Claire Partington, The Hunting Party, Winston Wachter Seattle, through July 27

London-based artist Claire Partington’s creates ceramic figures that mix genres and time periods. Think figurines clothed in 18th-century garb paired with Adidas sneakers, gold chains and carefully placed Chanel logos.

Peter Gronquist, Searcher, Winston Wachter Seattle, through Aug 3

In Searcher, multimedia and multidisciplinary artist Peter Gronquist explores light as an added material to his painting by utilizing plexiglass (which is normally used to protect art) to play with reflexitions.

The Soul Box Exhibit, School of Visual Concepts, through Aug 8

The Soul Box Project was founded by artist Leslie Lee in October 2017 in response to the mass shooting in Las Vegas. This nonpartisan, nonpolitical national community art project based in Portland, OR features more than 3,000 origami Soul Boxes made by volunteers from around the country to commemorate gunfire victims and raise awareness of the gunfire epidemic in the US.

Story by Ethan Chung and photographs courtesy of MadArt and School of Visual Concepts.

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