Portland 2019 Biennial features LC faculty
August 22, 2019
This year’s Portland 2019 Biennial features work from Jess Perlitz, Assistant Professor of Art and Dru Donovan, Assistant Professor of Art with Term. The shows curator, Yaelle Amir, will be teaching Introduction to Curatorial Affairs in the Visual Arts in the fall.
“The Portland2019 Biennial will present a survey of work by Oregon-based artists whose practices are rooted in a rigorous approach to socio-political commentary, presenting diverse perspectives on historical and contemporary narratives unique to the Pacific Northwest. The exhibition will focus on the nuanced thematics of site, diaspora, and the multifaceted histories of the region as told in eighteen projects. These gestures will address the continuous migration and erasure of communities from the Oregon landscape and, in some cases, serve as an act of preservation and remembrance for their stories. The exhibition will also reflect a layered view of Oregon’s current landscape – observing and commenting on some of the structures and landmarks that populate the state to formative ends. Such objects influence perceptions of the state of Oregon (and the city of Portland) within the country’s pop-cultural imagination and lingering fascination with Manifest Destiny. The selected artists were chosen as those whose current studio practices have been influenced by their relationships to community, landscape, and local politics.”
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