Sin

March 17th - September 30th, 2007
at Frye Art Museum

Sin pairs an important historical work from the Frye’s founding collection, Franz von Stuck’s Sin (after 1906), with a contemporary artwork. Although Sin is typically installed as a modern work, hung at eye level, the artist intended the painting as the key feature of an altar, placed far above spectators’ heads. This placement significantly alters the relationship between Sin and its viewers. For this exhibition, the Frye commissioned Seattle-based artist Victoria Haven to create a new altar for Sin. Haven’s delicate but dramatic sculpture, constructed of gold Mylar and pins, complements and enhances Sin's compelling and dangerous sexual persona.

Related press:
We Can Work It Out by Paul Constant
The Stranger March 17, 2009

Victoria Haven at the Frye Art Museum and Howard House by Suzanne Beal
Art in America March 2008