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Bodies of Discovery – Naomi Fisher: Thermodynamic Flower
September 11, 2021 - November 1, 2021Free – $20
Naomi Fisher: Thermodynamic Flower is part of Bodies of Discovery, an expansive group exhibition taking place over the Summer/Fall of 2021 and featuring a series of performances, films, and installations. Set and performed in outdoor plazas and parks throughout downtown Seattle, this constellation of works explores the (re)activation of the physical body in our again-accessible public space, and will create sites of artistic discovery in unexpected places over the course of the exhibition. The presentations are curated by the Henry Art Gallery, On the Boards, and Velocity Dance Center, and supported by the Metropolitan Improvement District.
For Thermodynamic Flower, Naomi Fisher (b. 1976, Miami, Florida) drives at the tensions between nature and capitalist dynamics via feminist theories and strategies based on surrealist art. Created specifically for this public space, her thermodynamic sculptures made from galvanized steel invites participation. Solar thermal glass tubes arranged in a sunburst formation collect heat, which is then transferred to a flower shape painted with temperature sensitive paint. The sculpture transforms from red to yellow, illustrating metaphorically the sun’s psychological and emotional effects, as well as the literal transformation of solar radiation into heat via green technology. Mirrored surfaces of the leaf-shaped elements reflect the viewers and surroundings, enfolding the audience into the piece itself.
Naomi Fisher earned her BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has been a resident at the Everglades National Park, Florida; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City; and Kunstkvarteret Lofoten, Norway. Fisher has received numerous grants and awards, among them from the Knight Foundation and South Florida Cultural Consortium. Fisher has exhibited at national and international venues, such as at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France; Halle für Kunst, Luneburg, Germany; Kunsthalle Wein, Vienna, Austria; Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland; and Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, Miami. Her work is included in the public collections of the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Fine Art Boston; Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence; and Rubell Museum, Miami.
- September 11, 2021
- November 1, 2021
- Free – $20
- Event Categories:
- Seattle, Washington
- Event Tags:
- Bodies of Discovery, film, Group Exhibition, Henry Art Gallery, Installation art, Naomi Fisher, performance art, Seattle Artists, Thermodynamic Flower, Washington Art
- Wheelchair accessible, Service Animals allowed
- Women artist(s)
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