On view:

Untold Passage
July 7 – August 18, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, July 7, 6-8pm

Including: Zhi Lin, Mary Ann Peters, Rodrigo Valenzuela, x y x, Becky Nguyen, Stacey Tran, Ocean Vuong, and Javier Zamora.

Untold Passage presents the work of artists recovering the unwritten histories of immigrant communities, presented alongside the work of contemporary poets representing the unquantifiable aspects of those experiences. It takes up the politics of narrative that structure the representations of our world in words, the interface between visual arts and poetry, and recuperation of lost narratives.

The exhibition’s title holds a doubled meaning: untold referring to both that which is incalculable and is unarticulated, and passage pointing to not only to the movement of bodies, but also a fragment of text. Untold Passage features artists Zhi Lin, Mary Ann Peters, Rodrigo Valenzuela, and collaborative duo x y x, as well as poets Becky Nguyen, Stacey Tran, Ocean Vuong, and Javier Zamora from Copper Canyon Press and Gramma Poetry Press. The exhibition’s accompanying catalog will be made possible with the support of Gramma Poetry Press.

Upcoming Exhibitions and Programs

Past Exhibitions and Programs

3D4M: ceramics + glass + sculpture
April 5 – 15
Opening reception: Tuesday, April 4, 5–8pm

Painting + Drawing
April 19 – 29
Opening: Tuesday, Apr 18, 5–8pm

May 2 – 13
Reception: Friday, May 5, 5–8pm

Interdisciplinary Visual Arts Honors + Juried Exhibition
May 17 – 27
Opening: Tuesday, May 16, 5–8pm
Open House: Saturday, May 20, 1–4pm
Jacob Lawrence Gallery + Rooms 122, 204, 207, 210

Jun 7 – 17
Professional Night: Thursday, Jun 8, 5–8pm
Family + Friends Night: Friday, Jun 9, 5–8pm

Jacob Lawrence: The Legend of John Brown + Other Works
A Student Response Part II — The Jake Legacy Residency
February 1 – March 4, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, at 5 pm: Opening Reception

Wednesday, February 8, at 7 pm: DIY Venue Harm Reduction with S. Surface

Join advocates for DIY spaces to share and discuss strategies for making events and spaces safer. This facilitated conversation will address a holistic approach to harm reduction, including but not limited to fire safety and building codes, medical emergencies, race/class/gender, violent aggressors, consent, disability and accessibility, and more.

Wednesday, February 15, at 10 am: Gallery talk with Royal Alley-Barnes, MAT

Join us for coffee and conversation about the work of Jacob Lawrence with Royal Alley-Barnes. Royal Alley-Barnes, MAT, was Jacob Lawrence’s first graduate student and instrumental in bringing Lawrence to the University of Washington in 1970. Alley-Barnes is executive director emerita of the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, a city-owned facility and new non-profit in Seattle's Historic Central District. For more than 35 years, she has been connecting communities around public sector government and the arts. She has lectured, taught and presented in the fields of visual arts, art history, art education, pluralistic arts community building and public and non profit infrastructures. Royal was a 2009 City of Seattle Youth Commission Policy Leader, and received the 2010 John C. Little Spirit Award and 2012 Ford Motor Company National "Freedom Sister" Award. She is a 2008 recipient of the prestigious Charles E. Odegaard Award for Outstanding Achievement from the University of Washington where she earned a BA, BS, and Master of Arts Teaching. An artist, arts advocate and collaborative affiliate to diverse communities, she is currently the Founder and Chief Culture Officer of royalalleybarnes, inc Consultancy.

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