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As one may suspect, Elles: Pompidou speaks from a potently French perspective on modernism, at least through the first several decades of work on display. The exhibition boasts a breadth of perspectives in later decades that is refreshingly international in scope. As a whole, the exhibition serves to flesh out a traditionally male dominated art-historical canon.
On the eve of August 24th, the Push Arts New Media Festival reigned over the South Lake Union neighborhood in a night filled with free art installations, free food and drink, panel discussions, music and live performances–and glow sticks.
To enter Outside In/Inside Out: The Inner Life of Jack is to submit to an immersive experience. To commemorate Jack Straw’s 50th, local artists Ellen Sollod and Johanna Melamed have transformed the entirety of Jack Straw Productions New Media Gallery into a camera obscura, inviting in the outside world and turning it on its head. Coupled with a quirky and ever-shifting soundtrack, the entire experience proves initially disorienting but ultimately provides a visceral and many layered glimpse into the workings and history of Jack Straw Productions.