Art alum Henry Jackson-Spieker at Seattle's MadArt
In his exhibition Interstitial Volume, Seattle-based artist Henry Jackson-Spieker (Art Studio BFA, '13) presents a series of installations that uniquely integrate themselves into the studio’s architecture. This sequence of works explores visitors’ physical and philosophical perceptions of space, inquiring how individualizing factors such as race, cultural upbringing, history, and education can impact the way we understand and move through the world. By connecting these themes of power and perception, Jackon-Spieker creates works that induce a somatic response, a physical uneasiness or unbalancing. These concepts are materialized through three site-specific sculptural installations that trisect MadArt Studio, modifying how viewers navigate and engage with their physical environment.
Among Jackson-Spieker's other accomplishments since his time at Western was a notable residency at the storied Chateau d'Orquevaux.