Summer Field Studies: Speck on Speck on Speck

Posted on June 27, 2014, 9:00 am
2 mins

Gather your gear and meet at Gas Works (tonight!) for Speck on Speck on Speck, the next session in the Henry’s “Summer Field Studies.”

These events bring local artists in direct contact with the public–providing a venue for engagement and understanding outside of the museum or gallery space. With artists as guides, these events allow goers to explore his or her relationship to landscape through an alternate perspective. The Henry states, “These guides introduce visitors to a variety of individual and collaborative projects from around the Pacific Northwest that work with experiential and movement-based practices to mediate our relationship to urban and rural environments.”

"Open with Raw Edges" by Allyce Wood. Image courtesy of the artist.

“Open with Raw Edges” by Allyce Wood. Image courtesy of the artist.

Speck on Speck on Speck, held on June 27, will be hosted by Alyce Wood. Wood, who has previously been featured on VanguardSeattle, is represented by SOIL Gallery. Wood’s work is delicate, yet substantial. A sense of the organic and the natural presides heavily in her work, making her an obvious choice for such an event. Wood states, on her website, “I focus on the biological world as a reactive plane: I illustrate ecological consequences and developments as allegories for social situations.” Her most recent work Meaderboard at SOIL, utilized both video installation and works on paper to explore forms of alternative portraiture. 

Speck on Speck on Speck is designed around stargazing (via telescope) and also includes various group experiments. From 9-10.

Visit Allyce Wood’s website to see more of her work, and check out The Henry for more information on this fun event!

Claire Reiner is a writer, artist and recent graduate from the University of Washington’s School of Art with a major in Art History. She is interested in recent art movements and subcultures (1950s, 60s, 70s) and how they have shaped present perceptions and practices of art. She grew up in Southern California and moved to Seattle in 2010. She is quite influenced by the unique geography of both places and enjoys hiking and exploring the Pacific Northwest. Reiner covers visual art exhibits in Seattle and seeks to contribute to a profound and positive artistic community, as well as encourage people to come out and experience art moments for themselves. Reiner is also the Executive Assistant for VanguardSeattle and handles any press related needs.