Our Storefront Media Gallery is a video art exhibition space, displaying dynamic work from across the U.S. to an audience on the go. Comprised of four screens, the Storefront Media Gallery is located in 4Culture’s large windows, facing Prefontaine Place South in the Pioneer Square neighborhood of Seattle. Two directional speakers are mounted on the exterior of the building, broadcasting sound to passers-by. Artworks are scheduled to play through a playback system, which loops daily from 7:00 am until 10:00 pm. The entire program usually rotates about once every hour.
Earlier this year, jurors Gazelle Samizay and Ezra Wube reviewed applications submitted through a national open call process and selected eleven new artists, beginning in 2020. The next time you find yourself on our street, take a break in front of the Storefront screens to experience their work!
Jake Couri, Alpine, NJ
Couri will utilize the multiple screens format to expand upon their work, Find Your Ritual, with the build out of animation in a way that utilizes each of the screens as if it has its own camera angle within the animation. Couri will also explore the use of subtitles.
Lauren Dake, Seattle, WA
Dake will expand a series of video vignettes entitled, Monoliths. This project is based on personal feelings of isolation, detachment and a sense of impending doom. It is influenced by 90’s science-fiction and fantasy films, and is a response to the post-internet static hum of our current culture.
Leslie Foster, Los Angeles, CA
Foster’s work is rooted in queer and Black futurity. They will adapt and present recently created work entitled, Etude #1, 59.9 and 59.10 sequentially playing across all four screens.
Adam Jabari Jefferson, Seattle, WA
Jabari will simultaneously display the interwoven themes of recent work, which includes: I Was, I Am, and I Will, which explores grounding and memory as a means of moving forward.
Rachel Lodge, Seattle, WA
For most people carbon is an abstraction. Lodge will create an animation sequence that lets people see the actual flow of carbon dioxide all around us, both in nature and through our own actions, which is normally invisible to us.
Chris Lowery, Brooklyn, NY
Lowery will create videos of their collection of Rolodexes. Set to music, which will be playing through a computer, these videos will show Lowery’s hands flipping through their Rolodex.
Berette Macaulay, Everett, WA
Macaulay will create new two and three channel abstract narrative work, which will explore their interest in transcultural identities. She is interested in examining collective interpretations of belonging, (re)connection, (in)visibility, and media (re)presentation in any work that strives to resolve objectified ideas of “difference’—specifically when coded as either “dangerous” or commodifiable.
Sri Prabha, Hollywood, FL
4Culture welcomes Sri Prabha back to the Storefront Media Gallery. Prabha is a multidisciplinary artist originally from Hyderabad, India who integrates into his aesthetic process tenants of geography, nature, time, human origins, and the cosmos. Prabha asks how our intellectual understandings compare with our emotional responses to scientific discoveries. They will be exhibiting Brahama 3, a three channel 1080P video.
Rebecca Shapass, Staten Island, NY
Shapass will create a silent, three-channel work that meditates on forms of symmetry found in living organisms. Using a green screen technology, they will construct these images using vibrantly colored, digitally abstracted videos of truncated parts of their own body. Through the combination of abstract images, whole forms will emerge.
Emily Tanner-McLean, Seattle, WA
Tanner-McLean will share their work, Flower/Thorn, a video resembling Victorian-style wallpaper, a work-in-progress, this work will arrange footage of a hand caressing the petals of red roses then gripping their thorny stems in a repetitious pattern.
Gordon Winiemko, Long Beach, CA
Filmed in Seattle, this work by Winiemko addresses gentrification and development that is displacing residents and businesses, exacerbating homelessness, and transforming the character of the city.