Zombie-Inspired Art History Happy Hour at Pivot, Feb. 18

Posted on February 15, 2016, 12:42 pm
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Pivot Art + Culture hosts two curators—one of contemporary art, the other of science fiction and pop culture—and brings in an open bar on Thursday, February 18 for a Zombie-inspired Art Happy Hour. Your brains will be fed (not eaten) by a talk between the curators, inspired in part by painter Jonas Burgert’s surreal landscape “STÜCK HIRN BLIND,” which dominates the center of Pivot’s gallery space in its show The Figure in Process. The show is curated by David Annam, and on view through February 28, 2016.

From the Facebook event page:

Come, have a drink (or two), see the show + brush up on your art history via an evening of not-so-serious dialog aimed at unpacking some of the art theory behind ‘Zombie Formalism,’ a phrase coined by a noted art critic to describe trends in contemporary abstract painting, and the Zombie Apocalypse phenomenon.

The program starts at 6 PM at Pivot Art + Culture (609 Westlake Ave N). Admission is $5.


More about the Speakers:

Brooks Peck, Curator, EMP Museum | Peck is a museum curator who specializes in popular culture and science fiction. He has created exhibitions about Battlestar Galactica, Avatar, space-themed album art, and others. He is the co-writer of two Syfy Channel original films: Rage of the Yeti and Zombie Apocalypse.

Sarah Margolis-Pineo, Curator, Pivot Art + Culture | Margolis-Pineo is a curator, writer, and educator based in Seattle. She has held positions as the Associate Curator of Museum of Contemporary Craft (Portland, OR) and the Jeanne and Ralph Graham Collections Fellow at Cranbrook Art Museum, (Bloomfield Hills, MI).

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