CoCA Legacy

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Thursday, October 05 - Saturday, November 18
11:00 am - 6:00 pm


CoCA Legacy celebrates a star-studded past and inspiring future

SEATTLE, WA September 11, 2017 – On Thursday, October 5, 2017, Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) presents “CoCA Legacy” featuring ​​a​ ​small​ ​selection​ ​of​ ​influential​ ​artists​ ​from​ ​the​ ​hundreds​ ​of​ ​significant contemporary​ ​artists​ it has​ ​had​ ​the​ ​pleasure​ ​of​ ​working​ ​with​ ​in its​ ​rich 36-year history in Seattle.

Since its ​inception​ ​in​ ​1981, a ​robust​ ​creativity​ ​has​ ​shaped​ CoCA’s ​legacy,​ ​community,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​ongoing​ ​notion​ ​of​ ​what contemporary​ ​art​ ​is​ ​to​ ​the​ ​region​ ​and​ ​world.​ ​The​ ​exhibition​ seeks to ​celebrate​ ​the​ ​diverse​ ​range​ ​of​ ​artists​ ​that represent​ CoCA’s legacy ​best:​ those who are ​fiercely​ ​independent​ ​and​ ​experimental,​ ​with​ ​an​ ​unapologetically​ ​rough hewn​ ​nature,​ ​and often​ with an​ ​equally​ ​bold​ ​political​ ​statement.​

While CoCA has served hundreds of artists in 36 years, visitors are invited to​ ​relive​ ​a​ ​small​ ​slice​ ​of​ CoCA’s ​best​ ​and brightest in this retrospective exhibition. The exhibition will ​include work from notable artists such as Laurie Anderson, James Turrell, Paul Rucker, Mary Ann Peters, Gary Hill, Juan Alonso-Rodriguez, Alice Wheeler, Doug Jeck, Judith Kindler, Michael Spafford and Elizabeth Sandvig among others.

In sharing this experience, co-curators, CoCA Executive Director, Nichole DeMent, and CoCA Board of Directors Member, Joseph Roberts, hope not only to celebrate its robust archives and ​the​ pedigree ​of​ ​Contemporary​ ​Art​ ​in​ ​Seattle, but also to catalyze CoCA’s future legacy of—as the name suggests and as this exhibition will showcase—Seattle’s epicenter on contemporary art.
Located at CoCA 114 3rd Ave. S Seattle, WA 98104, the show opens on October 5 and runs through November 18, 2017. For more information please visit cocaseattle.org.
CoCA Legacy is made possible with support from 4Culture, Greg Kucera Gallery, Traver Gallery and Elysian Brewing.

Calendar Listing:

CoCA Legacy
Opening reception on Thursday, October 5, 6pm – 9pm, as part of Pioneer Square ArtWalk.
Private VIP Event on Tuesday, October 17 6pm – 8pm
Second reception on Thursday, November 2, 6pm – 8pm, as a part of Pioneer Square ArtWalk.
Exhibition opens October 5 and runs through Saturday, November 18.
Gallery hours are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11am – 6pm.

Visit http://cocaseattle.org/ for more information on upcoming and future events.


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