Liminal Space

November 16 through December 12, 2020

Liminal Space presents artwork from Seiko Purdue’s ART494 course, Advanced Studio Seminar. Students completed a cohesive sequence of independent projects driven by personal research and critique. Self-directed studio practice was at the core of this course, where each student was required to develop their own deadlines for varying quantities and qualities of work.

Faculty, students, and staff of Western Washington University may be able to make arrangements to see the work in the B Gallery of the Fine Arts Building. If you are a member of one of those groups and would like more information about an in-person viewing, please email Seiko Purdue or email Sasha Petrenko.


The VU Gallery proudly presents our last exhibition of the year, Un/Felt: 3D Forms in Fiber featuring Seiko Purdue's ART363 students! The pieces included in this exhibition are all either textile installations or fiber sculptures; felt-making was a requirement.

outdoor sculpture of a 3 sided, 3D square structure resting on its corners on legs. Each square side has a large round hole punched out of it

Western Gallery

Looking Up

Exhibition dates to be determined

Upcoming Exhibitions

Looking Up: The Skyviewing Sculptures of Isamu Noguchi

Postponed. Rescheduling in progress.

Isamu Noguchi’s Skyviewing Sculpture was created specifically for Western’s central plaza, Red Square, in 1969. It is Noguchi’s most ambitious treatment of the skyviewing theme, which was important in his art making throughout his career. 

Curated exclusively for Western Gallery by Dakin Hart, Senior Curator at The Noguchi Museum in New York, the exhibition will bring Noguchi’s sky-viewing sculptures together for the first time.