Gallery4Culture features artist team Let's in their latest collaboration, SWEEP

Looking down at Sweep (detail) © 2015 Let’s, wood, paint, electronics, light and sound
Looking down at Sweep (detail) © 2015 Let’s, wood, paint, electronics, light and sound

Gallery4Culture welcomes Seattle-based art collaborators Andy Arkley, Courtney Barnebey and Peter Lynch, known as Let’s , in their latest project SWEEP, opening Thursday, July 2 and running through August 6. SWEEP is an immersive interactive installation of sound and light sculpture, comprised of 250 small scale light sculptures that are synchronized with sound. These combined components are assembled into one monumental scale sculpture 12 feet high by 36 feet long and 12 feet deep. Sound and light are controlled by a single control panel (with buttons or sliders) that one (or more) gallery visitor can interact with at a time.

The individual sculptures are all small white wooden boxes, each projecting a single colored light. The bulb in each element has one of four colors. In addition, colored flood lights wash the entire installation. All the lights are animated and synchronized to music and sound; variations depend on how the participant interacts with the controls.

Andy Arkley, Courtney Barnebey and Peter Lynch have been collaborating together for over ten years on various musical projects, animations and art. For the last three years they have been working exclusively as the art group LET’S. Prior to SWEEP at Gallery4Culture, their most recent interactive art installations were shown at Seattle’s 2014 Bumbershoot festival to over 10,000 people. Their temporary art installation at the Seattle Art Museum drew in nearly 2000 viewers.

They are also all members of the collage/performance art band The Bran Flakes and formerly members of the experimental dub disco video band, Library Science. Both bands make extensive use of music, design, art, animation and technology to communicate their ideas.

SWEEP Opening reception: 1st Thursday, July 2, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Closing reception: 1st Thursday, August 6, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Open for Art of The City

SWEEP will be on view during the Art of the City Festival. Gallery4Culture will be open on Saturday, August 1 from 10 am – 6 pm. TK Art of the City is an indoor and outdoor multidisciplinary arts festival taking place on Prefontaine Pl. S. in Pioneer Square. Art of the City will feature live music, staged and impromptu performances in a range of categories, interactive sculpture and installation, live painting and making, experimental projects, as well as special exhibitions organized by independent curators and artist groups.