Some of the newest works of Seattle-based sculptor and installation artist Henry Jackson-Spieker are now on display at Everett Community College. The show, “Material Tension,” is a combination of Jackson-Spieker’s installation work and smaller independent sculptures, four of which were created specifically for the EvCC gallery show. The exhibit is showing through Oct. 31 in the Russell Day Gallery at Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St., Everett.
“Sight Lines,” an installation piece, dominates the room with its size and presence, taking the entire back section of the gallery. The materials used in it include wood, blown mirrored glass and convex mirrors that reflect back at the viewer and the space around them. It includes thousands of feet of neon-colored paracord, also called parachute cord.
The show also includes other smaller sculptures. The cage-like structures with bronze and glass also explore the theme of tension. Bronze and glass expand and contract at far different rates. It’s always fun to experiment with, even if that sometimes means the glass breaks, he said. “You have to get over it and go for it again.”
The gallery, in the Parks Student Union Building, Room 242, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.