Movie Night: "Degenerate Art: The Art and Culture of Glass Pipes"
Degenerate Art tells the story of glass pipe-making from the origins of the "color-changing" pipe, to the radical emerging art movement it has become today. Despite federal laws, pipe-makers have created a whole new genre of American folk art. A huge multi-million dollar industry has formed around this taboo culture. This subversive art challenges our right to free speech and expression, as well as reflecting the nature of the people who make and collect the pieces. One of the last true underground American scenes, glass pipe art remains invisible to mainstream culture.
~M. Slinger (Producer/Director/Artist)
We are screening "Degenerate Art" in conjunction with our current exhibit:
CECI N'EST PAS UNE PIPE: Northwest Flameworking in the Brink of Legalization
A vibrant group of artists have taken the technical and aesthetic boundaries of the pipe as an art form to new heights, collectively forming one of the few bonafide avant-garde art movements in the country. Featuring 25 artists from across the U.S., this exhibition blends street and urban art, high brow/low brow, and grass roots spiritualism in a fascinating and dynamic survey of borosilicate flameworking in its emerging golden age. In addition to showcasing the diversity of functional forms such as Sherlock pipes, bongs, bubblers, recyclers, Ceci N'est Pas Une Pipe also includes large scale glass installations, conceptual sculptures, and other work inspired by the movement. And, yes, aliens.
Participating artists include:
Alex Ubatuba, Bandhu Dunham, Bob (Cheese) Gutierrez, Bryan Dosher, Chris Carlson, Daniel Coyle, Darby Holm, il, Jay (Bird Dogg) Harrower, Jeremy Grant-Levine, Kevin (Quave) McCulley, Lacey St. George, M. Slinger, Matt Eskuche, Nathan Aweida, Nathan (JAG) Purcell, Ninja Hamm, Patrick Stratis, Rob Morrison, Robert Mickelsen, Ryan (Buck) Harris, Ryan (Ryno) O'Keefe, Tara Roberts, Tim (Ease) Carruthers, Zach Puchowitz
Juried by David Francis, Hillary Ryan, Traci Kelly and Reo Hornibrook.
This exhibit runs through January 10.
Seattle Design Center, Suite 258
5701 6th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98108
Generally open M-F, 9-5. Please call 206.728.1980 to confirm.
Open late Thursday, December 19, 5-9pm, part of ART@SDC Third Thursday Open Galleries. Always free admission and parking
CoCA Georgetown at Seattle Design Center (View)
5701 6th Ave South, Suite 258
Seattle, WA 98108
|Minimum Age: 16|
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