Jack Straw New Media Gallery

Golden Lady: A Retrospective into the Life & Loves of Catherine Harris-White to Date

January 31 - February 7, 2020

Opening Reception: Friday, January 31, 7pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, February 2, 12pm
Synth Petting Zoo/Create Jam: Sunday, February 2, 1:30-3:30pm


Catherine Harris-White has been presented in many ways over the years: actor, teacher, speaker, leader and, most notably, musician. Now she lets the audience in a step closer to her being and reveals another layer. In alignment with her latest musical release, Ancient Mahogany Gold (produced with support from the Jack Straw Artist Support Program), we present this retrospective, multimedia exhibition.

Catherine Harris-White (SassyBlack) is a Seattle-based actor, vocalist & producer. This Goddess of “electronic psychedelic soul” & “hologram funk” explores sound through deep electronic compositions. She studied under Julian Priester, Jovino Santos Neto, and others at Cornish College of the Arts, graduating in 2008. Since then, she has traveled the world, performing in Berlin, Barcelona, Milan, London & beyond. When not on stage, she can be found teaching music production, using the production software Ableton, or dipping her toes back into acting. Harris-White has been featured on HBO in Martin Scorsese’s series VINYL, and more recently in the last season in the last season of Comedy Central’s Broad City. At the end of 2019 she released her third album, Ancient Mahogany Gold, and is releasing her first short film DEPRESSION: ANTIDOTE in February 2020

Jack Straw Cultural Center gratefully acknowledges City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, 4Culture King County Lodging Tax Fund, Washington State Arts Commission, The National Endowment for the Arts, ArtsFund, and individual contributors for their support of Jack Straw Artist Programs.


Recent exhibitions

Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway? (October 4 - December 11, 2019) by Naima Lowe

The Final Image (August 9 - September 20, 2019) by Martin Jarmick

To Take the Shape of the Container (April 5 - June 8, 2019) by Erin Elyse Burns

Piano Drop (February 11 - March 17, 2019)

Silicone Love - Her Garden (September 7-November 9, 2018) by Chun Shao

to drown (June 1-July 13, 2018) by L Koo

Brain Goreng (April 13-May 18, 2018) by Matthew Thomas Shoemaker

blind film (February 9-March 30, 2018) by Sangjun Yoo

Mikawa (September 29-December 8, 2017) by Garrett Fisher and Tori Ellison

The New Landscape: Reconstructed Ecologies(June 16- August 4, 2017) by Roger Feldman and Jeff Roberts

Meditations on Water (April 14 - June 2, 2017) by City Meditation Crew with Vaughn Bell

Forgetting of Being (January 13 - March 24, 2017) by Rachel Green and Daniel Salo

CASTING SHADOWS (September 9 - October 28, 2016) by E.T. Russiani


Previous exhibitions

About the Jack Straw New Media Gallery

The Jack Straw New Media Gallery, located in Seattle's University District at Jack Straw Cultural Center, opened in 1999 to support artists working with visual and installation art, with an emphasis on sound. Click here to listen to our New Media Gallery artist podcasts and learn more about the gallery, the residency program, and previous artists.



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