Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies Candidate, Marie Connor Exhibits in 157 Gallery!
June 01, 2018
Please join us for the opening reception of Critallo, featuring work by Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies Candidate, Marie Connor! The reception will be held June 22, 2018 at 6pm in PNCA's 157 Gallery.
Cristallo is an installation with video projections shot with a GoPro attached to the artist’s cane while traveling in Italy with her daughter, who also uses a cane for a disability. The camera is pointed to the ground to display the unique perspective that comes with having to watch and pay attention to every step one takes. The cane is the constant while feet and the texture of the ground varies.
Artist Statement: My work lives in the world that lingers in the peripheral, fragments of memory and experiences told through vignettes of imagery and form. It is intensely personal, often drawing from experiences in my childhood and with my disability, yet strives to address sociological and cultural commonalities such as otherness, belonging, and the search for home. My recent work has been focused on the body and how it can function to draw attention to myriad issues. Materiality and material exploration in relation to context are paramount in my practice. Through video shot with a GoPro connected to my cane combined with mixed media paintings and assistive devices as activated sculptural objects, I examine my own relationship with how nerve damage from a late onset birth defect, Spina Bifida, has affected my physicality and my desire to come to terms with my place in the world through observation and theoretical analysis.
Be sure to see MA Critical Studies Student, Jason Le, moderate Andrew Tay and Stephen Thompson's discussion of their performance, Make Banana Cry!
The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies is happy to present a panel discussion with scholars Christopher Ian Foster + Carmen P. Thompson!
Launch your future in art and design! Visit with counselors, admissions team members, and faculty from art and design schools for a portfolio review before applying to colleges or universities.
Join PNCA's MFA Applied Craft + Design Chair Sara Huston, faculty member and mentor Abbie Miller and artist and craftswoman Annica Cuppetelli in conversation as they delve into their individual use of both hand work and machine techniques, and share their research on the various layers of production and information that are intertwined with objects, processes, and materials, as well as their need to evolve, adapt, and establish craft in relationship to making and industry. The event will be at GMA Architects, where Miller’s ongoing exhibition serves as a backdrop for the talk.
October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
GMA Architects Office building, 240 N Broadway, Unit 203 Portland, OR 97227
This event is part of Portland Textile Month https://www.textilex.org/event/the-evolving-hand/