Katinka Bock, (on floor) Eva, 2014, earth and rain water, installation view; and Nasoni, 2014, bronze and stone 65.4 x 29.5 x 29.5 in.

Katinka Bock


Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington

In an important North American debut, German artist Katinka Bock created seven new works for the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington, while deputy director Luis Croquer selected six additional pieces dating from 2008 to the present. The 1927 Carl Gould-designed Art Moderne building, the first art museum in the state of Washington, was a fitting site for Bock because her eccentric, post-Minimalist interventions are best seen in such traditional, not to say historic, architectural settings. This particular building has also hosted numerous other international and American sculptors, notably James Turrell whose Light Reign became a permanent installation adjacent to the building in 2003. Outwardly, this was good company for Bock because each of her works seemed to pay homage to a different artist, including Joseph Beuys, Carl Andre, Richard Serra, and others, most of whom are mentioned in catalogue essays by Croquer and French curator Marie-Celeste Burnichon..…see the entire review in the print version of November’s Sculpture magazine.