SAM Next, the Seattle Art Museumâ€™s contemporary art exhibition program, continues with works by German-born, Seattle-based artist Heide Hinrichs. She has transformed the SAM Next gallery into an imaginary topography that includes sculptures and drawings.
Interested in the way language shapes experiences and perceptions, Hinrichs subtly transforms a variety of handmade and everyday found materials, reimagining them as fragments existing within a larger system of relationships and perspectives. Hinrichs, who was born in Oldenburg, Germany, in 1976, studied at the University of Kassel and at the Academy of Fine Arts Dresden. She has had solo exhibitions in Ghent, Belgium, and in Frankfurt, Struppen, and Dresden, Germany. Her work was recently included in Manifesta 7, a biennial of contemporary art in Italy. Hinrichs currently resides in Seattle, Washington.
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–Marisa C. Sánchez, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
This exhibition is organized by the Seattle Art Museum. SAM Next series sponsor is the Seattle Art Museum Supporters (SAMS). Exhibition sponsor is PONCHO. Additional support is provided by the Helen and Max Gurvich Exhibition Endowment.
Untitled, 2009, Heide Hinrichs, German, b. 1976, graphite on paper, Courtesy of the artist and Tatjana Pieters / OneTwenty, Belgium