The Great Northern
Under construction: October, 2015 – January, 2016
Exhibition: January 17 – February 27, 2016
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 6pm (and by appointment)
From October, 2015 through January, 2016, local artist and current Guggenheim fellow Rick Araluce hand built a large replica of Seattle’s Great Northern train tunnel inside MadArt Studio. When the real tunnel opened in 1905, it was the highest and widest in the US. Rick’s version was half scale, filling MadArt’s studio. Viewers found themselves immersed in a sensory experience that incorporated light and sound, creating a mysterious illusion.
This exhibition was supported, in part, by awards from 4Culture and the Office of Arts & Culture.