June 1, 2007 - Henry Art Gallery at University of Washington - Mouth Open, Teeth Showing: Works from the True Collection
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June 1, 2007

Mouth Open, Teeth Showing: Works from the True Collection

Stephen Dean. Volta (with Bandeira). 20022003. Single-channel color DVD installation with audio and fabric enclosure. Collection of William and Ruth True, Seattle. Courtesy of Sara Meltzer Gallery.

The Henry Art Gallery is pleased to announce 
Mouth Open, Teeth Showing: Works from the True Collection
June 23-September 23, 2007 

Mouth Open, Teeth Showing reveals the unique personality of the contemporary art collection created over the past dozen years by William and Ruth True: an emphasis on younger artists, experimental formats, and large-scale installation. The exhibition features 13 major works, most of which have never been seen in the Northwest, notably the U.S. debut of Doug Aitken’s five-screen video installation i am in you. It also includes video installations by Maria Marshall, Stephen Dean, Gary Hill, Jeanne Dunning, Jeremy Shaw, Tracey Rose, Jim Campbell, and Ann Hamilton, Martin Creeds Work N_ 312 (A lamp going on and off), and multi-part works on paper by Tracey Moffatt and Joseph Grigely. An installation of 162 found dolls set in military formation by Zoe Leonard inhabits the center of the exhibition and also provides its provocative title.

In May 2004, William and Ruth True opened their exhibition space Western Bridge, sharing their collection, recent acquisitions, and commissioned installations with the public. At the same time, they announced a plan to donate a major work from each exhibition to the Henry. This generous promise has enriched the Henry’s collection with works by Carsten Höller, Shirin Neshat, Oliver Boberg, among others, ensuring that these artworks will continue to speak to a broad audience. As part of its 80th Anniversary Year, the Henry Art Gallery is delighted to showcase this extraordinary collection of contemporary art.
Mouth Open, Teeth Showing is organized by Henry Art Gallery Chief Curator Elizabeth Brown.
Opening reception:
Friday June 22, 2007, 8 10 PM
Free to Henry Art Gallery Members
For more information call 206.543.2281 or visit www.henryart.org
About The Henry Art Gallery
Founded in 1927 on the University of Washington Campus, the Henry Art Gallery was the first public art museum in the State of Washington. The Henry engages diverse audiences in the powerful experience of artistic invention and serves as a catalyst for the creation of new work that inspires and challenges. The museum’s exhibitions bring important works of art to Seattle from throughout the world and bring into public view works of art from the Northwest.

Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington
15th Avenue NE and NE 41st Street
Box 351410
Seattle, WA 98195-1410
info@henryart.org
t: 206.543.2281/ f: 206.685.3123

www.henryart.org

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