Summer Projects, a contemporary art exhibition at the Olympic Sculpture Park, is an infusion of new work by five artists working on the West Coast, from Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, and Los Angeles. Invited this spring by SAM’s curators of Modern and Contemporary Art to create an ephemeral art work for the Park, Andrew Dadson, Jenny Heishman, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Whiting Tennis, and Mungo Thomson proposed objects that embrace a range of materials from sound to ceramics, paint and fabric, to wood and marble tiles. Their temporary interventions—from Heishman’s turtle topiary to Tennis’ household appliances made of salvaged wood—provide new encounters with sculptures already installed at the park, in turn encouraging fresh perspectives on the relationship between the landscape and the work of art sited in that context.
–Marisa C. Sánchez, Assistant Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art
Summer in the Park (detail), 2010, Jenny Heishman, American, b. 1971, canvas, aluminum and paint, 10 x 4 x 4.5 feet, Courtesy of the artist and supported in part by a City Artist Grant from the Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Seattle, WA. © Jenny Heishman, Photo: Robert Wade.