Salient: PCNW Benefit Reception and Party, January 21

Posted on January 18, 2016, 7:30 am
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Photo Center Northwest kicked off 2016 with the recent opening of their beautiful exhibition, Salt/Water, featuring unusual, contemporary landscape photography by Kimberly Anderson, Daniel Hawkins and Meghann Riepenhoff (whose work some may remember from the 2014 show Process). On January 21, guests can celebrate the show and PCNW’s work in the community at the benefit and reception party, Salient.

Guests will enjoy beer, wine and a specialty cocktail from Oola Distillery accompanied by light fare from Marjorie Restaurant. They’ll also take home a handmade drinking glass from The Museum of Glass made with salt from Robert Smithson‘s monumental earthwork Spiral Jetty. The three artists of Salt/Water will be in attendance and Executive Director and curator of Salt/Water Michelle Dunn Marsh will give a guided tour.

All-inclusive tickets are $75 and proceeds benefit the programs at Photo Center Northwest. This is an intimate event with very limited tickets, so buy tickets online sooner than later.

More on Salt/Water from PCNW:

The artists featured in Salt/Water have found ways to use site-specific qualities of water, including the naturally occurring minerals and other idiosyncrasies, to create unique images. These image-artifacts and the artists who created them provide an opportunity, through photography, for contemplation of the durability and fragility of our landscape, and of our connections to it and to one another.

Kimberly Anderson makes salted paper prints using salt crystals from photographed locations of Utah’s Great Salt Lake; each photograph is part image and part artifact of the very location that is being portrayed. Acclaimed British artist Susan Derges captures water’s movement using a camera-less developing process and the water in situ. Seattle-based Daniel Hawkins develops his 8×10 color film at the site of his industrial landscapes. Through this practice, the subject of the photograph becomes part of the photographic process. Meghann Riepenhoff‘s large-scale cyanotypes derive from the action of waves, wind, and time, with the use of rain being a recent addition to her practice upon her move to the Seattle area.

On January 23 at 6:30 PM, the artists will make presentations at the PCNW auditorium, followed by conversation moderated by photographer Tim Greyhavens.

Salt/Water is on display through April 3, 2016. Learn more about the exhibition online.

Salient: Benefit Reception for PCNW

When: Thursday, January 21, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Where: Photo Center Northwest (900 12th Ave)

T.s. Flock is a writer and arts critic based in Seattle and co-founder of Vanguard Seattle.

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