PAUSE/PLAY: Gallery 4Culture Online
While our physical space is closed and our exhibition season is on pause, we are trying something new! To support and spotlight Gallery 4Culture artists, we’ve commissioned virtual experiences that offer a creative break from life in quarantine.
Visit studios, learn how this nebulous time is being recorded, discover strategies for staying connected, and even download original digital backgrounds for your Zoom meetings! Explore the profiles below and check back often—two artists/artist teams will be featured every month.
Jenny Riffle graduated from Bard College in 2001 with a BA in Photography and completed her MFA at School of Visual Arts in 2011. Her work has been exhibited internationally and featured in numerous publications including The Guardian, The New York Times, Telegraph Magazine, Glamour, NPR and VICE. Riffle's monograph, Scavenger: Adventures in Treasure Hunting, was published by Zatara Press in 2015. Recent awards include Artist Trust’s Grants for Artist Projects, FotoFilmic’s BMNF Award, The Pilkington Prize, PDN’s 30, and the Aaron Siskind Grant. It’s Raining… I Love You, her forthcoming book with with Molly Landreth and Minor Matters, celebrates love, enduring friendship, and queer female identity. Riffle lives in Seattle and teaches at Photographic Center Northwest.
Jenny Riffle. Studio Visit - May 2020
Jenny Riffle. Mountains to Sound Trail, 2017. Archival Inkjet print. 24 x 30 inches
Born in Olympia, WA, Nate Clark received his BFA from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2010. The open spaces and public lands of Northern Nevada became a strong influence on his work. After ten years in the Great Basin, Clark moved to Seattle to pursue an MFA in painting and drawing at the University of Washington, graduating in 2018. During this time, his practice shifted from painting to sculpture; he began tying nets as a means of embodying the mark-making process.
Clark currently lives on Vashon Island. He works as a studio assistant for his mentor, UW professor emeritus Denzil Hurley, and teaches Art 101 as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Puget Sound, where he is also the Art Department studio technician.
Nate Clark. Studio Visit - April 2020. Video: Michelle Lassaline
Nate Clark. Yellow and White (Isle Royale National Park), 2019. Mohair and silk yarn. 84 x 84 x 20 inches
Zoom background images are provided for the sole use and benefit of the public, expressly related to this limited term effort. By downloading the files, you agree they will only be used for educational and non-commercial purposes. No other use is permitted without prior consent of the Artist.