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to drown
A sound and light sculptural installation by L Koo

June 1–July 13, 2018


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L Koo. Click here to download the interview.

to drown is a new media installation that explores the in between states of being. Using the idea of sinking underwater as a metaphor, the aching slowness of light and sound that quietly unfolds and shifts produces a place that is at once both comfortable and unsettling. Inviting the viewer as a disturbance to the space, to drown acknowledges the disquiet that comes with having remained in a place for too long.

L Koo is a graduate student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work is drawn from the experience of light growing up in Northern California, and explores its solidity despite its intangibility. Having moved away, the recreation of this light becomes an exploration of the displacement of space, and memory. She has shown previously in Seattle at GLASS BOX and as part of the second Out of Sight exhibition.

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, media sponsor KUOW, and individual contributors for their support of Jack Straw Artist Programs. This exhibition funded in part by a Tech Specific grant from 4Culture.

 

 

Recent exhibitions

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

Obiectum Resonare (April 8 - June 17, 2016) by James Borchers

luminous soundscape (January 14 - March 11, 2016) by Andy Behrle

Extraordinary Ordinary People: American Masters of Traditional Arts (September 11 - November 30, 2015)

 

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About the Jack Straw New Media Gallery

The Jack Straw New Media Gallery, located in Seattle's University District at Jack Straw Productions, 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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