|fetherston gallery||home news info artists exhibits|
The Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) in Seattle is currently displaying "Hair Shirt: I Love Dick’s" in their gift shop. This work presents a jacket made by Rissman using reclaimed, found-on-the-street wrappers from Dick’s Deluxe burgers that is lined with cow hide. The piece is presented in a framed glass case and includes small plastic containers with resin-preserved bits of French fries and hamburger on the bottom of the case. MOHAI is displaying the work to acknowledge the status of Dick's Drive-In’s as a treasured Seattle institution.
Other works from Rissman’s most recent Fetherston Gallery show, "Confluence: Man and Nature", are also being shown in Mesa, Arizona, at the Arizona Museum for Youth. These pieces include "Wedding Cakes" composed of recycled lane marking tape from Seattle streets, a large sphere titled "Type One Reflector Ball", covered with "road turtles", recycled small round yellow street markers, and a coat hung on a T-shaped hangar fashioned out of a battered blue tarp, "Portable Shelter".
All of these pieces may be viewed in detail in the Artwork section of Dorothy Rissman’s page on this web site.