Founded in 2015, Interstitial functions as space between the studio and the commercial gallery for artists to explore ideas related to the creation and consumption of new media.
After nearly 4 years and 25 site-specific installations in our Georgetown galley space, it has come time for me to announce the closure of Interstitial. The gallery will permanently close on July 1st, 2018.
As of fall 2018, I will be relocating to London to pursue an MFA in Curating with Goldsmiths at the University of London. I felt that Interstitial could not continue at its current capacity without my presence in Seattle. However, I will continue to advocate for artists working in digital mediums, helping them become more visible within institutions, collections, and with the public at large.
Interstitial was founded out of necessity. The city lacked dedicated venues for showing time-based artwork and this necessity is still very much felt. It’s not easy for me to close the doors of Interstitial, knowing that one less space will be available for the work of the artists that I deeply believe in.
As its director for the last three and half years, Interstitial became an extension of myself and body. I built every new wall, applied a fresh coat of paint to the floor between each exhibition, and provided my artists with all the possible resources I could to support them in executing their work. Interstitial’s gallery space was the first consistent opportunity for me to establish my curatorial voice. Its closure is a loss for me too.
There are so many people that made Interstitial what it is today. My extensive gratitude goes out to those who supported Interstitial financially through donations and granting platforms. In addition to Interstitial’s patrons both near and far, thank you for your trust, encouragement, and unwavering appreciation for my programming.
From Director Julia Greenway
I’m grateful for the opportunity to facilitate and grow Interstitial into what it is today. The gallery was built collectively, with the unwavering support of the Seattle arts community and a highly committed staff. Together, we were able to present a strong diversity of programming that will stand as a benchmark for contemporary art here in the city and beyond.
I want to thank Kira Burge and Julia Bruk for founding Interstitial Theatre back in 2010. Your vision for a new media gallery in Seattle continues to inspire. Thank you to Matthew Spencer for unconditionally supporting the full scope of my programming vision, for continuing to push me to be better, and providing invaluable editorial support.
A special thank you is required for Joe Freeman, for the flawless documentation of every obscure ephemeral exhibition hosted at Interstitial—I am truly privileged to have had the opportunity to work with you and am thankful for what is now a lifelong friendship. Thank you to Scott Travis, as Interstitial would have never sustained itself with your unconditional support of me and my vision for this gallery. You are literally everything, I could have never done any of this without you.
To my sisters, thank you to The Alice and Bridge Productions for your dedication, and camaraderie, it has been a my greatest privilege working alongside you. Particularly to Julia Freeman and Sharon Arnold for your curatorial mentorship and for being the baddest bitches of my life.
Thank you to Brandon Aleson, Reilly Donovan, and Casey Scalf for loaning equipment and your technical skills to many of Interstitial’s exhibitions. Thank you Guy Merrill and Natalie Krick for being amazing tenants and supporting every crazy exhibition build-out.
I also want to thank my friends and community who committed their time, labor, and resources to the artists and exhibitions throughout our years in Georgetown, including: Jessica Dolence, Molly Mac, Kemi Adeyemi, Natalie Martínez, Francesca Lohmann, Andy Arkley and Julie Alpert, Jeffrey Kuiper, Michael Van Horn, Christian Petersen, Elizabeth Spavento, Jared Haug, Max Krashaar, Gary and Anastasia Hill, Khadija Tarver, Travis Rommereim, Campbell Thibo, Jessica Hoffman, Sarah Crouse, Amelia Apfel, John Teske, Tom Albers, Claire Johnson, Anisa Jackson, Elisheba Johnson, McKenna Haley, Mel Carter, Nick Tobin, Steven Miller, and Ellie DiCola.
Interstitial would not have been possible without the institutional support of many regional organizations: Shunpike, 4Culture, Office of Arts and Culture, Artist Trust, Jack Straw Cultural Center, The Frye Museum, Henry Art Gallery, The New Foundation, The Black Embodiment Studio, Upfor Gallery, Goodman Gallery, Edouard Malingue Gallery, Beijing Commune, and Disjecta Contemporary Arts Center.And thank you to everyone who financially contributed to Interstitial. We could have never sustained ourselves without your generosity and support. Please view our full list of generous donors.
Finally, thank you to the artists who made Interstitial truly remarkable. It has been my greatest privilege to champion and celebrate your work. Please view all of our past exhibitions and artists.
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