This video features contemporary artist Gary Hill. Hill is one of many prominent Northwest artists represented in the Henry Art Gallery’s permanent collection.
Hill’s interactive installations alter the viewer’s experience of space and time by creating a powerful connection between the body – the nervous system, the brain, one’s sense of vision, and capacity for speech – and electronic media: computer and video technologies. A bombardment of sensory information pushes the viewer towards the outer extremes of consciousness and perception.
To learn more about Hill and his work, and other Northwest artists in the Henry Art Gallery’s collection, check out the Henry’s Digital Interactive Galleries (DIG): http://dig.henryart.org/northwest-artists.
The Henry’s Northwest Artists Digital Galleries highlight the work of emerging and established contemporary artists working in this region. The Galleries include video and audio interviews, artwork images, and links to artists’ websites. Over time, the Galleries will be expanded to include additional artists from the region, presenting a comprehensive overview of the contemporary Pacific Northwest.
The collecting activities of the Henry Art Gallery began in 1926 when Horace C. Henry offered 172 works of art and $97,000 to the University of Washington to construct the first public art museum in Seattle. Recent collecting activities have focused on acquiring works representing developments in contemporary art, particularly in the areas of photography, new media, and installation art. The Henry’s permanent collection includes over 25,000 objects.