Jack Straw New Media Gallery

Lean-out, Lean-to
An installation by Zack Bent

November 14, 2014 - February 6, 2015

Jack Straw New Media Gallery
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle 98105

Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Also open during evening events at Jack Straw

Click the play button above to listen to our Zack Bent interview podcast. Click here to download the interview.

Lean-out, Lean-to was triggered by an encounter with an inventive truck canopy turned shed in a quiet neighborhood in Spokane. The multi-media installation revolves around a sculptural interpretation of that make-shift shed as a monolithic chamber of secrets. Through stop-motion animations of enigmatic and obscured landscapes and recordings of animal mimicry, distress, and song, the Jack Straw New Media Gallery will be altered into a stage set for a forgotten story.

Jack Straw Cultural Center will present youth art workshops in connection with this installation in January 2015. Details will be announced on our web site and in future e-mail announcements.

Zack Bent is an artist based in Seattle, Washington. His sculptures, photographs, and videos are often mythic translations of his home, his family, and the stuff he collects. Bent received degrees in architecture and environmental design from Ball State University and an MFA in photography from the University of Washington. 

In January 2015 we presented a pair of accessible workshops at Jack Straw in conjunction with Lean-out, Lean-to. Read all about the workshops on the project page.

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

Thanks to the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media at the University of Washington (DXARTS) for providing additional support for this installation.


New Media Gallery Events:

Zack Bent: Lean-out, Lean-to
November 14, 2014 - February 6, 2015

Artist Events:

Friday, November 14, 7pm: Opening Reception

Friday, December 12, 7pm: Artist Talk


Recent exhibitions

(The) Nature (of) Sound (August 22 - October 24, 2014) by S. Eric Scribner

Thermal Dynamics (June 13 - August 8, 2014) by Brandon Aleson and Adam Primack

Hypnagogic Jerk (March 31 - May 30, 2014) by Rachel Green and Seth Sexton

Echo at Satsop (February 7 - March 14, 2014) by Etsuko Ichikawa

Art to Art (December 5, 2013 - January 17, 2014) by Srivani Jade and Annette Solyst

Lições dos Antepassados (Lessons from the Ancestors) (September 20 - November 22, 2013) by Steve Peters

Elements (July 26 - August 28, 2013) by Robert Blatt

I Love You, But You're Too Loud! (May 31 - July 12, 2013) by meadow starts with p

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 listen to our New Media Gallery artist podcasts and learn more about the gallery, the residency program, and previous artists.


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