Cable Griffith, Wile (collaboration with Brent Watanabe) - installation detail, 2017, mixed media, custom computer application, video projection, 96 x 96 x 5 inches. Photo: Cable Griffith
Curated by Melissa E. Feldman
January 12 – March 4, 2017
Opening: January 12, 5-8 pm
Hedreen Gallery (Seattle University), 901 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
An interactive exhibition exploring the work of artists who borrow from play and games to expose social, philosophical, and cultural issues. From playground antics to mathematical strategy, the artists in Push Play mine the significance of games, reinventing them to create experiences that often involve the viewer and reflect on the nature of participation in art and art exhibitions. Push Play features the work of Cory Arcangel, Patrick Bernier & Olive Martin, Ruth Catlow, Mary Flanagan, Futurefarmers, Ryan Gander, Allan McCollum & Matt Mullican, Paul Noble, Yoko Ono, Pedro Reyes, Jason Rohrer, David Shrigley, Erik Svedäng, and Cable Griffith and Brent Watanabe.
Collateral events include DJ sets (award-winning filmmaker Clyde Petersen will play a set for the opening game night on Thursday Jan 12, 5-8 pm) and other goodies. Stop by for a listen and to explore the arcade of games including a version of Guitar Hero by Cory Arcangel, ping pong by David Shrigley, hopscotch by Mary Flanagan, Ryan Gander’s version of blackjack, Allan McCollum and Matt Mullican’s divining game, and Wile, a new "playable painting" by Cable Griffith and Brent Watanabe.
Organized by Seattle-based curator Melissa E. Feldman for Independent Curators International (ICI), the exhibition has previously traveled to Arcadia University and the New School, and concludes its tour at the Hedreen Gallery.
LINK: Hedreen Gallery