Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Eclectic Trios From the Henry's Collection Confront the Past in 'The Art of the Triptych'

By Rachael Sage Payne
Abigail Dahl
With over 27,000 pieces in their physical collection, the Henry Art Gallery recently decided to focus on the power of three. “The Art of the Triptych,” the latest in the Henry's Re/frame series, was presented in its temporary online format May 21. The event allowed attendees to view a selection of 12 curated works from the gallery's extensive collection in a slideshow format presented by Ann Poulson, the associate curator of collections at the Henry. Although triptychs are generally thought of as the tri-fold Christian altarpieces of medieval times, the curated collection for this event, which included works by Carrie Mae Weems, Sharon Lockhart, Robert Longo, and Buster Simpson, among others, was anything but traditional. [More]
Carrie Mae Weems, Untitled (from the Sea Islands series), 1992. Courtesy of the Henry Art Gallery