Henry Art Gallery

University of Washington


15th Ave NE & 41st St
Seattle, WA 98195


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2003 Exhibitions:

Stagings: Claire Cowie and the Monsen Collection Photogravures

North Galeries

June 21, 2003September 28, 2003

In 2002, Seattle artist Claire Cowie spent an intensive period working directly with the Henry’s Joseph and Elaine Monsen Photography Collection. Trained as a printmaker, Cowie was especially taken with the collection’s photogravures. Cowie’s work with the Monsen Collection moved her to create her own photogravures. The result was “Stagings,” a limited edition series of five photogravures that take full advantage of the unique visual and tactile qualities of this photo-imaging process. Cowie’s work was presented alongside the Monsen Collection photogravures that most inspired her. “Stagings” also featured photogravures by contemporary artists from the Henry Collection, including works by John Baldessari and Kiki Smith.

Curated by Robin Held, Associate Curator
The National Endowment for the Arts, Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, City of Seattle, the Henry Art Gallery Contemporary Art Fund and the Kayla Skinner Fund.
Featured artists: Claire Cowie, John Baldessari, Kiki Smith