Jack Straw New Media Gallery

The Final Image
a virtual reality installation by Martin Jarmick

August 9 - September 20, 2019

Opening reception/Artist talk: Friday, August 9, 7pm

Jack Straw New Media Gallery
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle 98105

Click the play button above to listen to our interview with
Martin Jarmick. Click here to download the interview.

Martin Jarmick - The Final Image

The Final Image is a VR art work combining spherical image and interactive spaces. Viewers move debris and open passages leading to narrative vignettes that recount a character's memory loss and recollection. In the spirit of experimental cinema, the work parallels a visual-sonic poem and oscillates between abstraction and realism. The exhibition presents the completed VR work in its intended form and in addition, externalizes the discrete text, image, and sound materials that it’s made of.

Martin Jarmick grew up in the Columbia City neighborhood of Seattle experimenting with art, music and film from a young age. After a patchwork of project work, production roles, and countless jobs, he returned to college as an older student and has now received his Ph.D. from the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) at the University of Washington. His professional experience in art and digital media production spans twenty years with moving-image and sound works for screen, stage performance, gallery installation, and virtual reality.

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.

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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. Russian

AUTONOMIC (July 8 - August 26, 2016) by Paul Kikuchi


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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