Henry Art Gallery

University of Washington


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


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2010 Exhibitions:

Richard C. Elliott: Cycle of the Sun

Other Location

April 22, 2010October 19, 2013

Richard C. Elliott. Cycle of the Sun.

In 1989, as part of the Henry Art Gallery’s ongoing Studio series, artist Richard C. Elliott was asked to transform the outside of the Henry Art Gallery with his reflector paintings. The result was Cycle of the Sun, a series of paintings that fit into the sculpture alcoves on the exterior walls of the museum. Using over 21,500 bicycle and truck reflectors of different colors and sizes, Elliott created a work that reacts to daily and seasonal changes in natural light.

Featured artists: Richard C. Elliott
Richard C. Elliott. Cycle of the Sun. 1989. Mixed media (reflectors on 6 plywood panels). Henry Art Gallery, gift of Helen Gurvich and Helen Jones, Priscilla McEldowney, Mia McEldowney, Richard C. Elliott and Jane Orleman, 91.44.1-4 and 95.13.1-2.