Future Ruins | Rodrigo Valenzuela
Edited By Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker
This catalogue is published by the Frye Art Museum in conjunction with its exhibition Future Ruins: Rodrigo Valenzuela, the first solo museum exhibition of multi-award-winning Seattle artist Rodrigo Valenzuela. The catalogue features an extended interview with the artist, and includes full-page reproductions of all seventeen photographs in the series Hedonic Reversal, as well as installation views of the large-scale Hedonic Reversalinstallation and El Sisifo, a three-channel video projection. These newly commissioned works encompass broad discussions on class, race, and labor. “My story,” Valenzuela explains, “is essentially one of coming from a blue collar family, a family of workers. As a worker myself, I want to make a larger statement about everyday life.”
48 pages, 9 x 8 in.
Color illustrations throughout