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Gramma Poetry

Established by Western Bridge founder William True, independent press Gramma Poetry published a diverse array of poetry and presented poetry and art-related events between 2016-2019. The project was directed by Drew Swenhaugen, Colleen Louise Barry, and Aiden Fitzgerald, with design by Michael Heck. The Gramma publication backlist is available through Black Ocean Press.

Josh Faught: Sanctuary at Saint Mark’s Cathedral

January 31, 2017 – July 31, 2018 >> Review: Glenn Adamson “Heaven Sent” Art in America, April 2017   Western Bridge is pleased to announce Sanctuary, a newly commissioned work by Josh Faught for St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle. Through woven texts, sheet music, DVDs, and archival documents affixed to the textile’s face, Sanctuary integrates […]

Spring project series

April 6 – June 28, 2012

Henry Gala: Spring Sprung

May 18, 2011

Crispin Spaeth Dance Group: Dark Room Trio

April 8 – 23, 2011

Western Bridge at No Soul for Sale: A Festival of Independents

May 14 – 16, 2010

A Talk with Raymond Boisjoly + Ryan Peter

December 12, 2009

The Twilight of the Goodtimes: A Talk by Charles Mudede

December 9, 2009

Bert Rodriguez: A Meal I Made with My Mother

November 12, 2009

Andreas Zybach Lecture

April 26, 2008

Onepot Dinner with Daniel Tucker

April 1, 2007

Universal Nonlinear Design: Denny Park Restoration Presentation

August 3, 2006

Neil Goldberg Video Screening and Lecture at NW Film Forum

April 26, 2005

Crispin Spaeth Dance Group: Dark Room

February 17 – March 4, 2005

WOW Curator Talk at the Henry Art Gallery

November 14th, 2004

Curator’s Tour of WOW (The Work of the Work)

November 13th, 2004

Sing a Song for locust…

October 17th, 2004

The Stranger Genius Awards

October 15th, 2004

Trisha Donnelly Lecture at Henry Art Gallery

August 19th, 2004

I’m thinking how happy I am

September 8 – October 20, 2012 For our final exhibition, we presented four works by Lutz Bacher, a sculpture by Euan Macdonald, and another by Walead Beshty. The latter two works were commissioned by Western Bridge, and document the building or its activities. In this context, they can serve as memorials or memento mori. Lutz’s […]

Roy McMakin: I Continue to Believe in the Potential to Express Hope and Sorrow through Furniture

April 28  – July 28, 2012 Roy McMakin has been an uncredited presence in every show at Western Bridge, which was designed by McMakin/Domestic Architecture and in places built by his workshop, Big Leaf Manufacturing. After serving as a congenial home for the works of over 300 artists in eight years, Western Bridge welcomed the […]

Devouring Time

February 17 – April 7, 2012 Time, death, shrouds, flowers, traces. As a second “last show,” we presented an exhibition of works whose overlapping themes and subjects invite thoughts about the end: the persistence of art, the mystery of death, and the marks and memories that remain after something has gone. Thematically, the show was […]


September 16 – December 17, 2011 Our last year of exhibitions was hard to map out. Deciding on a “last show” was paralyzing. We ended up making Repossessed as a last show, to get that idea out of the way early, freeing up options for the rest of the year. (We instead continued making last […]


May 27 – July 30, 2011 [fsg_link include=”273,269,270,271″] [/fsg_link] “Fun is not fun!” Stranger critic Jen Graves’s complaint while visiting You Complete Me stuck in our heads like a koan. What is fun, if it is not fun? This show hoped to explore that mystery, building from the acquisition of Julian Hoeber’s Demon Hill, an […]

Light in Darkness: Dark Room Trio

January 21 – April 30, 2011 For winter, we turned off the lights to present works using light as a primary medium. A literalization of the title of our earlier show Light, Seeking Light, this one took its title from the same Shakespearean speech (in Love’s Labours Lost). Our installation took inspiration from the Dark […]

Open/Closed, Big/Small, Full/Empty, On/Off

September 11 – December 18, 2010 In the fall of 2010, Western Bridge presented an exhibition of four works by artist Martin Creed, built around the oppositions contained in the title. The artist’s works are each titled with a number in a sequence, as his works have been since the start of his career. In […]

Box With the Sound of Its Own Making

May 8 – July 31, 2010 Our spring/summer 2010 exhibition appropriated the title of Robert Morris’s sculpture, held in the collection of the Seattle Art Museum. Morris’s work, a hand-built wood box, includes a sound recording of its construction, preserving the process of making in the finished work. This exhibition took inspiration from Morris’s box […]

New Year Project Series

January 15 – July 31, 2010   New Year was a project series running over seven months at the beginning of 2010. A baker’s dozen of artists from the US and Canada were commissioned to create new work for the upstairs gallery at Western Bridge. The invitation: to do whatever the artist would like, given […]

Euan Macdonald: A Little Ramble

January 16 – April 17, 2010 Scotland-born, LA-based artist Euan Macdonald’s A Little Ramble was a rare solo exhibition at Western Bridge. The exhibition featured video, drawings, photographs, and new two newly commissioned works. “The idea of landscape is a thread that runs through all the work,” said Macdonald, not as a scene but as […]


September 26 – December 19, 2009 Parenthesis presented work in video, installation, and photography. Inspired by a trio of videos Neil Goldberg made with his mother and father, we collected a set of pieces by artists working with their children or parents. Family relationships were viewed through political and economic frames in a video by […]