Two of our Painting + Drawing professors — Denzil Hurley and Zhi Lin — each have solo shows at regional museums.
Denzil Hurley: Disclosures opens on May 20 at Seattle Art Museum and continues through November 5. This exhibition displays his most recent work, Glyph paintings, which are monochromatic and mounted on repurposed sticks and poles. The Seattle Art Museum page for this exhibition says:
If there is a disclosure made by Hurley, as he implies in the title of this show, it is a reminder of the interconnectivity and conjunctions of paintings and signs, material and meaning, presence and absence, and the languages of painting and speech.
UW Today posted an article on May 10 about Hurley's exhibition at Seattle Art Museum along with a short Q&A plus advice for aspiring artists.
Zhi LIN: In Search of the Lost History of Chinese Migrants and the Transcontinental Railroads opens at Tacoma Art Museum on June 27 and runs through February 4, 2018. The work exhibited represents artistic explorations and research spanning from 2005 to 2017. He first pursued the history of Chinese railroad workers in California, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. Lin’s more recent work addresses their history in the Puget Sound area. A National Endowment for the Arts grant supported the exhibition, and the museum invited Lin to produce new work on this theme to be included in the show. His research for this body of work was featured in a College of Arts & Sciences article this month.