Jack Straw New Media Gallery

Yann Novak

February 10 - March 30, 2012

Gallery Opening: Friday, February 10, 7pm
Artist Talk: Friday, March 9, 7pm

Jack Straw New Media Gallery
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle 98105

Click the play button above to listen to our interview with Yann Novak. Click here to download the interview.

Blue.Hour explores the high contrast colors created in the landscape during "l'heure bleue," the period of twilight each evening when there is neither full daylight nor complete darkness. Directly following the "Golden Hour," known for its diffused yet powerful light, the Blue Hour retains the diffusion but lacks the strong light source giving this period of the day an especially melancholic and meditative atmosphere. Blue.Hour is presented here in a darkened room with 4 channels of sound paired with a large scale video projection. The piece is formed from photographs and sounds collected in Joshua Tree National Park in June 2010.

Yann Novak is a sound, video, and installation artist living and working in Los Angeles. His work utilizes different forms of digital documentation as a point of departure. Through the digital manipulation of these sound and image files, his works serve as a translation from documents of personal experiences into an open ended autobiographical narrative. Novak has presented his installation work through solo exhibitions at 323 Projects (CA), Armory Center for the Arts (CA), Las Cienegas Projects (CA), Lawrimore Project (WA), Soundfjord (London, UK) and in two person exhibitions at the Henry Art Gallery (WA), Pøst (CA) and Soil Art Gallery (WA).

Yann Novak | Blue.Hour from Yann Novak on Vimeo.

Jack Straw Productions gratefully acknowledges The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, City of Seattle’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, 4Culture King County Lodging Tax Fund, Washington State Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, PONCHO, ArtsFund, and individual contributors for their support of Jack Straw Artist Programs.


Jack Straw New Media Gallery Events

Friday, February 10, 7pm
Blue.Hour: Opening Reception

Friday, March 9, 7pm
Blue.Hour: Artist Talk


Recent exhibitions

The Network Is a Blind Space (December 9, 2011 - February 3, 2012) by Stelios Manousakis

Mother May I: Work in Progress Phase I (November 4 - 11, 2011) by Beth Fleenor

Voices & Images from Bulgaria (September 23 - October 28, 2011) by Martin Koenig

Talking to Ghosts: Waiting in the River between Worlds (July 22 - September 16, 2011) by Nari Baker

Sympatico (May 13 - July 8, 2011) by Carlisle Roveto

Fragments of the Story (February 18 - April 22, 2011) by Robert Millis

A CLEAR DAY AND NO MEMORIES (December 3, 2010 - January 14, 2011) by Jim Hobbs and Kinski

Chamber Music 8: Particles/Waves (September 10 - November 19, 2010) by Steve Peters

About the Jack Straw New Media Gallery

The Jack Straw New Media Gallery, located in Seattle's University District at Jack Straw Productions, opened in 1999 to support artists working with visual and installation art, with an emphasis on sound. Click here to learn more about the gallery, the residency program, and previous artists.


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