On the High Wall: Amir Sheikh and Tatiana Garmendia

August 1 - 4, 2019; Reception August 4, 9pm - midnight

The High Wall at Inscape is proud to present evening projections of videos by Amir Sheikh and Tatiana Garmendia from August 1 – 4, during the 2019 Seattle Art Fair.

The High Wall is located on the south-west exterior of the Inscape building; projections are best viewed after dark from the porches or parking lots of the Inscape building, the PFI Parking lot, and both north- and south- bound light rail trains, as well as all levels of the CenturyLink Field parking lot.

There will be a closing reception on the second floor porch of the Inscape building on Sunday, August 4 from 9pm to midnight featuring additional sculpture and installation works by Inscape Artists-in-Residence Fumi Amano and Maggie Argiro & Sanwal Deen and a cash bar benefitting ACES: Artists of Color Expo and Symposium. Suggested donation for the reception is $10, with proceeds going toward future High Wall programming.

On the High Wall:
Videos by Amir Sheikh and Tatiana Garmendia
Projected on southwest exterior wall of Inscape Arts
Nightly screenings after dark: August 1 – 4

High Wall reception:
On southwest 2nd floor porch of Inscape Arts
Cash bar and addl artists: Fumi Amano, Maggie Argiro & Sanwal Deen
Sunday, August 4, 2019, 9pm – midnight
$10 suggested donation
815 Seattle Blvd South, Seattle WA 98134
Please enter through the front doors on Seattle Blvd
Paid parking is available in the PFI parking lot off 6th Ave, behind the building.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Britta at    highwallinfo@ gmail dot com.

This project was supported, in part, by 4Culture / King County Lodging Tax
The High Wall is powered by Shunpike
Special thanks to the Wing Luke Museum

Amir Sheikh is a transdisciplinary urban environmental researcher, curator, and collaboration builder. He utilizes the tools of anthropology, geography, environmental science, historical inquiry, and arts-based collaboration to examine critical questions about our spatial relationships to landscapes, and their deeply intertwined narratives of place.

He is also a Curatorial Associate at the Burke Museum at the University of Washington where he is a team leader for The Waterlines Project. In addition, he is Affiliate Faculty at the University of Washington-Bothell where he is a program manager for the newly developing People’s Geography of Seattle Project. Previously, at the University of Washington, he contributed to a range of geospatial environmental modeling and urban planning projects from hyper-local scales to global development contexts, historical ecology research, and the development of place-based curricula bridging the environmental sciences, social sciences, and the humanities.

Tatiana Garmendia is a professor of fine arts in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division at Seattle Central College. She has exhibited her work throughout the US, including such venues as The Bronx Museum of Arts, Art In General, and Stux Gallery in New York. Among the European galleries where Garmendia has shown are The Milan Art Center in Italy, Castfield Gallery in England, and the Galeria Riesa Efau in Germany.  Her works are in public collections in Seattle, New York, Washington D.C., Miami, Illinois, California, Ohio, and the Dominican Republic.

Synthesizing formal concerns and a humanist engagement with history and culture, the artist’s figuration occupies fluid boundaries. Born in Cuba at the height of the Cold War and immigrating to the USA as a youth, the artist’s practice deciphers myths, histories, languages, and tropes from different communal fonts. This variability is reflected in her use of interdisciplinarity and hybrid narratives reporting on lived experiences, real and imagined.