Lattice II exhibition showing at the SJIMA through Sept. 12

Posted July 28, 2022 at 4:34 pm by

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The San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art shares a look at one of their cur­rent installations.

Artists have a his­to­ry of mak­ing us think about the world around us. Lat­tice II chal­lenges our per­cep­tions and beliefs about the nature of sculp­ture. Hen­ry Jack­son-Spiek­er encour­ages vis­i­tors to use their hands to explore his instal­la­tion at the San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art.

Jack­son-Spiek­er incor­po­rates glass, wood, wire, and dis­parate mate­ri­als to form a blend of trans­par­ent light and shad­ow. He asks the view­er to “reflect on pre­con­ceived notions” of space and the “con­no­ta­tions these spaces can have” in our lives.

Lat­tice II is a soar­ing instal­la­tion in the museum’s light-filled atri­um. It merges dis­tinct­ly con­trast­ing mate­ri­als into a work that explores ten­sion, bal­ance, and reflec­tion. With repeat­ing forms and pat­terns and the use of pos­i­tive and neg­a­tive space, Jackson-Spieker’s ephemer­al instal­la­tions seek to height­en the view­er’s aware­ness of the sur­round­ing environment.

Jack­son-Spiek­er recent­ly com­plet­ed his MFA at New York’s Alfred Uni­ver­si­ty and received his BFA from West­ern Wash­ing­ton Uni­ver­si­ty in 2013. In addi­tion to the cur­rent sculp­ture at SJIMA, his work is on dis­play at Mid­town Com­mons in Seat­tle and the Belle­vue Art Muse­um. He has had exhi­bi­tions at The Seat­tle Cen­ter, Method Gallery, and Wa Na Wari Gallery. He teach­es glass blow­ing and bronze cast­ing at Pratt Fine Arts Cen­ter in Seat­tle, where he first start­ed work­ing with glass.

In 2021, Jack­son-Spiek­er served as a selec­tion pan­elist for pub­lic art at the Inter­na­tion­al Arrivals Facil­i­ty at SeaT­ac and a juror for the 2022 City Artist program.

Hen­ry Jackson-Spieker’s Lat­tice II, on dis­play until Sept. 12, is spon­sored by the Hon­ey­well Char­i­ta­ble Fund, the Town of Fri­day Har­bor, the Wash­ing­ton State Arts Com­mis­sion, the Nation­al Endow­ment for the Arts, San Juan Coun­ty, KCTS Chan­nel 9, anony­mous, Har­bor Rental, Print­onyx, and Browne’s Home Center.

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