The Frye Art Museum is pleased to present the solo exhibition Jim Woodring: The Pig Went Down to the Harbor at Sunrise and Wept by the distinguished Seattle artist Jim
The Frye Art Museum is pleased to present the solo exhibition Jim Woodring: The Pig Went Down to the Harbor at Sunrise and Wept by the distinguished Seattle artist Jim Woodring (American, b. 1952). Best known for his dream-based comics and graphic novels, Woodring is the creator of the anthropomorphic cartoon character Frank. He states:
“One common thread that runs through all my work is an interest in and a search for hidden forces—the invisible world. There is very much a questing, searching, seeking quality to everything I do; each picture I draw is an attempt to answer one question and ask another one at the same time.”
Woodring keeps an “autojournal” of his dreams which forms the basis of a universe that he calls the Unifactor, usually featuring Frank. These stories incorporate a highly personal symbolism inspired by his studies of Hindu philosophy.
In his exhibition at the Frye, Woodring will premiere a series of drawings commissioned by the Museum. Created using an oversized fountain pen crafted by Woodring, these ink drawings illustrate the ways that new tools can expand an artist’s practice, cultivating new technical challenges in tandem with unexpected creative rewards.
February 1 (Wednesday) - 28 (Tuesday) PST
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