Faculty Focus: Third Wednesday of the Month
Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 12:00 - 12:30 PM
$6: Seniors (62+)
Free: Henry members; UW students, faculty, and staff with ID; high school & college students with ID; children 13 years and under, first Thursdays.
Join a University of Washington faculty member for a 30-minute tour. Each month a different faculty member will share a unique perspective on the art on view.
This month’s faculty tour will be led by UW School of Art faculty and artist Claire Cowie.
Claire will guide visitors through Like a Valentine: The Art of Jeffry Mitchell.
From painting to sculpture to photogravure, the work produced by Seattle-based artist Claire Cowie conjures up a bizarre menagerie, replete with composite creatures and exotic locales. Haunting disembodied figures populate her landscapes; they appear at once otherworldly and familiar as they beckon the eye and the imagination. Her collages, watercolors, and prints recall Chinese and Japanese landscape painting traditions. Using a minimum of strokes she achieves deep spaces, producing dreamlike landscapes that recede into the distance. Claire received her BFA in Drawing and Printmaking from Washington University in St. Louis in 1997, and her MFA in Printmaking from the University of Washington in 1999. She is locally represented by James Harris Gallery.