Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Atlas of Gifted Ideas

The Atlas of Gifted Ideas, presented by Shaw Osha and Heide Hinrichs, opens up tonight at 7pm. This is the third incarnation of Matthew Offenbacher's The Gift Shop.

"An atlas is usually a collection of maps, charts and tables, most commonly of the earth's geography, but there are also atlases of the solar system, moons and planets and things further out. In the end, an atlas is a collection of visual material and text on any subject of interest. Atlas is the brother of Prometheus. Prometheus plays with fire and Atlas has to hold up the skies; he creates space and separates the divine from everyday experience; his duty is not to mix up things and to keep the overview. Our atlas consists of a selection of ideas, sent to us by people we know and others we don't, from Seattle, Missoula and Berlin a.o.: poems, drawings, photographs, xeroxes and essays. We kindly invite you to visit this black and white constellation."

Heide and Shaw have gathered a great set of selections from wonderful artists like Damali Abrams, Gretchen Bennett, Buddy Bunting, Jennifer Combe, Kate Costello, Claire Cowie, Simona Denicolai & Ivo Provoost, Carola Deye, Dahlia Elsayed, Richard Gleaves, Michelle Hagewood, Elizabeth Haines, Alfred Harris, Jenny Heishman, Benno Hinkes, Naotaka Hiro, Allison Hrabluik, Barbora Klímová, Leora Lutz, Sid M. Duenas, Rebar Niemi, Melanie Noel, William Owen, Matthew Offenbacher, Vesna Pavlovic, Barak Reiser, Susan Robb, Rob Schlegel, Mary Simpson, Simpson/Meade, Steven Sewell, Max Suedhaus, Maki Tamura, Jo-ey Tang, Regina Weiß, and Julia Zay.

The Atlas of Gifted Ideas will be open through Sunday, January 17th.

Check the Henry's website for hours.

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