CoCA is pleased to announce Whitewashed, a multi-media exhibition by Joseph Rossano. Rossano, whose 2013 installations at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma and San Diego Natural History Museum have received widespread acclaim. Whitewashed brings together new developments in art and science through a pioneering exhibition of kinetic sculptures and video projections featuring QR coded links to commissioned essays by leading researchers in evolutionary biology, including MacArthur fellow Daniel H. Janzen. Captivated by the reality that an animal's DNA is a portal to revealing a wealth of information invisible to the naked eye, and ethically compelled by the increasing loss of a natural world that we barely know, Rossano presents a series of specimen-style boxes, each with a portrait of a threatened or extinct animal on the cover that Rossano has painted with tar and then overlaid with white. The exhibition's white color scheme references the loss of polar ice and serves to convey the show's primary metaphor: scientific truths have been systematically "whitewashed" by a culture focused on exclusively human needs.
After obtaining a degree in Studio Arts at Louisiana State University, Rossano studied at Pilchuck Glass School, and established Waterford's Artist in Residence program. His work has exhibited at Google, Pacific Science Center, ArtPrize/Grand Rapids Art Museum, and the South Australia Museum, among others. He has received support and grants from Ford Motor Company Fellowship with Earthwatch Institute, Moorea Biocode Project (funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation), and the Hattie Ettinger Fund at The San Diego Foundation.
Opening Reception and Presentation
April 22, 2013 (Earth Day), 6-9pm.
Exhibition runs through July 19, 2013; M-F 9-5 pm or by appointment.
CoCA Georgetown Gallery
Seattle Design Center, Suite 258
5701 6th Avenue South
Seattle WA 98108
This event is open to the public. Free admission and parking.
This month at our Belltown gallery, we're channeling our punk rock roots and selling t-shirts to help raise funds for CoCA programming. These amazing shirts are made from eco-friendly, 100% USA, hemp and organic cotton blends lovingly crafted by Jungmaven. Select your shirt and have it custom silk-screened while you watch by none other than our very own CoCA Board President, Ray C. Freeman III.
Please join us on Wednesday, April 10, 6-8pm, buy a custom t-shirt to help support CoCA's mission and hang out in the Condo's Clubhouse.
Wednesday, April 10, 6-8pm
Avenue One Condos, 2721 First Avenue (enter on Clay Street)
T-shirt exhibit and sales continue through April 19.
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In My Backyard
a lab residency by Garrick Imatani
In My Backyard uses the fieldwork materials and processing workspace of Willamette Cultural Resources, an archaeological research organization, as a site to produce a series of public projects on memory and the use of public space. In My Backyard is open to the public Monday-Friday from 12-4pm or by appointment.
At Willamette Cultural Resources
623 SE Mill St, Portland 97214
Free admission and drinks
Kristin Calhoun, Public Art Manager for the Regional Arts & Culture Council, will speak about Creative Bureaucracy It Doesnt Have To Be An Oxymoron. She will highlight examples of how RACC has worked on behalf of artists to get to yes on projects, bringing them to life when codes or regulations would have more likely led to no.
Elliott Young, Associate Professor of Latin American and
Borderlands History at Lewis & Clark College, will discuss the Sobre el
Muro (On the Wall) exhibit that was part of Havanas 11th Biennial this
past spring. Sobre el Muro was a series of installations on Havanas
Malecón (boardwalk) designed to bring art outside of the gallery space
and to a wider public. Young will address the political implications of public
art in Cubas 21st century version of tropical socialism.
Blair Woodard, Assistant Professor of Latin American History at University of Portland, will present In the Interest of Protest: Cuban Public Protest and the U.S. Interest Section in Havana, 1976-2008. Drawing a lineage from Carter to the billboard wars of the Bush administration, Woodard will look at the transformation of a standard sign into a site of permanent public protest.
In My Backyard is made possible through the support of CoCA Seattle, Willamette Cultural Resources, Lewis & Clark College, Regional Arts & Culture Council, and Alder Creek Kayak & Canoe.
For more information on a residency at KUNSTKAMMER PDX, please contact CoCA and/or:
Willamette Cultural Resources
The exhibit is on view M-F, 10am - 4pm.( http://willamettecra.com/). Interested artists may submit at http://www.cocaseattle.org/submission.php (specify Kunstkammer PDX).