Jack Straw New Media Gallery

Rachel Lodge
Transfigurations: Carbon Flow

January 22-April 30, 2021

Streaming events (via Facebook Live)

Virtual Opening: Friday, January 22 (archived video)

Artist Talk: Friday, March 12 (archived video)

Click the play button above to listen to our interview with
Rachel Lodge. Click here to download the interview.

Rachel Lodge - Transfigurations

Carbon, the sixth element in the periodic table and the fourth most abundant substance in the universe, is not only at the heart of climate change. As the basic building block of life on earth, carbon manifests in all the wonders of our world. It is constantly cycling through the air, land, and oceans; through all of the plants and animals around us; even through our own bodies. This visual and sonic installation explores the transmutation of carbon through natural, human, and industrial forms. Hand-drawn animation and sounds bring the largely invisible carbon flowing through us and around us into imagination, from the molecular to the landscape level, evoking both the beauty and the grief of our changing planet.

Rachel Lodge is a multimedia artist whose work has appeared at venues in California and Washington including the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, the Museum of Northwest Art, and the University of Washington Botanic Garden. She has recently been an artist in residence at PLAYA and at the Pacific Science Center. She lives and works in Seattle. 

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


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IRISIRIS (Online exhibit lauched July 24, 2020) by Julia Freeman

Natural Individuals (February 14-March 27, 2020) by Yunmi Her

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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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