CARRIE YAMAOKA—RECTO/VERSO, at Henry Art Gallery, “explores the recurring themes of visibility, perception, and subjectivity across Yamaoka’s work from the early 1990s through today. It brings together her text-based explorations and chemically altered photographs centered on erasure and double meanings with her process-oriented works in reflective polyester film and resin…
“Conceived with the artist, the layout of the exhibition draws connections across Yamaoka’s cumulative body of work and underscores the iterative and synchronous nature of her practice over the last thirty years.”*
Through November 3.
Henry Art Gallery
University of Washington
15th Ave NE & NE 41st Street, Seattle.
Carrie Yamaoka, recto/verso, Henry Art Gallery, July–November 2019, from top: In the Studio, 2016, archival inkjet print; 72 by 45 (wall), 2016, reflective polyester film, urethane resin, and mixed media on wood pane; Archipelagoes, 1991–1994/2019 (detail, installation view), twenty-three unique chemically altered gelatin silver prints; 72 by 45 (deep blue #3), 2011/2017, reflective polyester film, urethane resin, and mixed media on wood panel, collection of Chandra and Jimmie Johnson; Steal This Book #2 (from the Banned series), 1993, chemically manipulated gelatin silver print; 10 by 8 (black bubble #1), 2015, reflective polyester film, urethane resin, and mixed media on wood panel; 90 by 7 + 30 by 11.25, 2004 (installation view), cast flexible urethane resin, reflective polyester film, and mixed media; UV/VU, 1992, etched glass and mirrors. Images courtesy and © the artist and Henry Art Gallery.