Associate Art History Professor Marek Wieczorek has curated an exhibition titled Videowatercolors: Carel Balth Among His Contemporaries that opens at the Henry Art Gallery on 15 October 2011 and closes on 22 January 2012. Wieczorek first met Balth, an artist who has shown widely in Europe, in the mid-1980s and has since written several essays about his work, including the lead essay in a book titled Heart Beat. Wieczorek introduced Balth’s work to Henry Art Gallery Chief Curator Elizabeth Brown, leading to an invitation to curate this exhibition. He used works by Balth’s contemporaries from the Henry’s collection as part of the show, and he is teaching an Autumn Quarter course for the School of Art focused on the same subject as the exhibition. Wieczorek will give a lecture at the Henry on 09 December 2011, and there will be a student colloquium on 13 January 2012.
Update: Professor Wieczorek’s involvement with this project was featured in a UW Today article on 30 November 2011.