Lost Long: a landscape An installation by Ruth Marie Tomlinson
March 22 - May 20, 2013
Weekend gallery hours:
Sunday, May 19, 2-5pm
Jack Straw New Media Gallery 4261 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle98105
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9-5
Also open during evening events at Jack Straw
Click the play button above to listen to our interview with Ruth Marie Tomlinson. Click here to download the interview.
Memory is malleable, but that doesn't mean it isn't true. In Lost Long the memories that fuel a long distance love affair with the horizontal landscape of Central Montana come together in a miscellanea of written words, gathered recordings, and reinvented visuals. The account holds dear to what memory believes; recounting days together, imagining reunions and making real what is distant.
Ruth Marie Tomlinson utilizes repetitive processes to exercise her passion for systems, for cataloging and for restructuring. The work often touches simple quandaries we face daily: What changes? What remains? What is remembered? What is forgotten? Tomlinson spends summers in her Montana Studio, Two Dot Spot, and winters in Seattle, teaching at Cornish College of the Arts and longing for the Montana horizon.
Jack Straw Productions gratefully acknowledges The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, City of Seattle’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, 4Culture King County Lodging Tax Fund, Washington State Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, PONCHO, ArtsFund, and individual contributors for their support of Jack Straw Artist Programs.
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 learn more about the gallery, the residency program, and previous artists.