We have already endorsed a lot of great events this weekend in our weekly Get Out. However, there is a lot of visual art coming and going in the next few days that also deserves your attention. Here are three free, public pop-up events happening October 7-9.
Mandy Greer Presents The Metamorph
Friday, October 7, from 6pm to 8pm
Artist Mandy Greer has created a large participatory installation as part of the exhibit The Neddy Artist Awards: 20 Years. Her textile sculptures made from reclaimed cloth are beautiful and unsettling. Sometimes they are sprawling, fixed objects; sometimes they are meant to be activated by movement and dance. The Metamorph is a little of both.
Audience members are free to come and go, touch and participate, or just watch. According to the event page, “The performance space is limited to 25 guests at a time, but free movement and wandering in and out of the space are welcome.” The event is all ages. There will also be “ceremonial bread and sweets” offered by Fallow Collective.
Enjoy Denial: Friendly Petting Zoo at Piranha Shop
Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9
Canadian muralist DENIAL presents a collection of human-scale works in a pop-up show at Piranha Shop this weekend. Seattle residents may already know his work. During the Seattle Art Fair this August, he painted one of the murals on the Richmark Label Building. (It’s the one with the giant, colorful eyes facing the play fields at Cal Anderson Park.)
DENIAL’s work is a satiric mash of comics, graphic text, erotica and corporate branding. It’s raucous, eye-catching stuff, perfect for Pop Art fans with a penchant for urban style. The show features over 30 paint-on-panel works and is co-presented by Treason Gallery. The opening party is on Friday, October 7 from 7pm to 12am. You can, therefore, hit this party after The Metamorph if you want to do both…but you may want to leave the kids at home for this one. See a preview of the works online. At Piranha Shop (1022 1st Ave S).
Fwd:<no-reply>@TheAlice Closing Reception
Saturday, October 8, from 6pm to 8pm
The Alice in Georgetown just opened its super-brief exhibit Fwd:<no-reply>@TheAlice on Wednesday, October 5. It’s an immersive group show of art that explores isolation, nostalgia and malaise in the digital age. Subjects of interest include social media and digitally manipulated images and the mediums include: video, sound, screen capture performances and video games.
Participating artists include Julianne Aguilar, Katherine Behar, Flakorojas, Jaehyun Kim, Hongzhe Liang and Natasha Marin. If you can’t make it for the closing reception during Georgetown Art Attack on October 8, then come on Friday. The gallery will be open from 2pm to 7pm.
Featured image: “Chicken Fiend Club” by DENIAL. Courtesy of Treason Gallery.