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Jack Straw Productions' New Media Gallery

Jack Straw Productions' New Media Gallery was opened in 1999 to support artists working with visual and installation art, with an emphasis on sound. Gallery residencies of up to 3 months are a combination of applicants from our annual call for applicants, and exhibits by invited artists. As part of their residency, gallery artists receive up to 20 hours of studio assistance with one of our engineers.

Current/Upcoming exhibit:

“Archival Investigations”
Installation by Trimpin

January 6 – February 24, 2006
Opening Reception: Friday, January 6, 7pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, January 12, 7pm

Archival Investigations, presented at the Jack Straw New Media Gallery as part of a year-long, multi-venue celebration of composer/sound artist/engineer Trimpin’s 25 years in Seattle, offers a fascinating glimpse into the work of this renowned artist during the first few years after his arrival in Seattle at the dawning of the digital revolution.
Surveying these early contraptions and assemblages – playful jumbles of cannibalized analog circuitry, toys, household objects, and motors – Archival Investigations reveals that Trimpin was already thinking digitally, making brilliant (mis)use of the “primitive” materials available to him before personal computers and MIDI technology were commonplace. We also see the humor, ingenuity, and craftsmanship that have become signatures of his more recent large-scale installations, such as those recently exhibited at the Henry Art Gallery (Phffft) and Consolidated Works (Sheng High), as well as permanent works at SeaTac Airport and Experience Music Project.
Trimpin: Archival Investigations is part of a year-long, multi-venue tribute organized by curator Beth Sellars. Presenting partners include The Henry Art Gallery, Consolidated Works, Museum of Glass, Jack Straw Productions, WSU Museum of Art, Suyama Space, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, The Frye Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Missoula Museum of Art, and Tacoma Art Museum.
Jack Straw Productions thanks the Paul G. Allen Charitable Foundation, ArtsFund, the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, the 4Culture King County Lodging Tax, the Washington State Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, and our individual contributors for their vital sup ort of our programs and services.
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