Thursday, February 11, 2010

Art Isn't Easy


On Day 3 of our Seattle vacation, Anna, Joh, and I visited the Henry Art Gallery.  It's located right on the University of Washington campus and despite its small size, it is a really cool gallery and has many, many things to look at, such as a collection of polaroids by Robert Mapplethorpe and a skyspace by James Turrell (pictured above).

Also, this weird couch thing (by Roy McMakin, in case you're curious).


Despite the fact that it was still relatively early in the afternoon, we were already exhausted.




Anna took the opportunity to rest upon the art, while Joh and I were content to photograph her.  I'd like to think she became part of the piece.  Which maybe was the artist's intention.  At any rate, I would love to have a weird staircase-chair piece in my apartment.

Lastly, I'll show you the Turrell skyspace from outside the gallery.  I think the exterior is supposed to change colors, depending on the light outside.  Pretty nifty.



Skye said...

I love the title of this post.

I also wonder if rain and stuff can get in the skyspace or if there is a door that closes it off. How quirky!

Megan said...

I also love the Sondheim reference - as every blog post should have!