Doris Totten Chase: Changing Forms

October 1
All Ages

Seattleites might have unknowingly climbed Doris Chase’s sculptures in Kerry Park and Seattle Center. Chase wouldn’t have minded. Whether it was through sculpture or video, activating the viewer was one of the Seattle-born artist’s lifelong goals. A first retrospective aims to pronounce Chase the pioneer in video art and dance/sculpture films that she became upon moving from Seattle to New York. Until her death in 2008, Chase forged a career in a male-dominated avant-garde, with feminist films about aging women or videos elevating dance to sculptural material.