Opening: Friday, November 15th 6-10pm
My body is…
Oozing, soft, supple, fibrous, and organic, this textile installation explores the struggle of having a body, being a body, and wearing a body in a world. The work asks how we reconcile our fleshy masses with the culturally-designated and expected bodily narratives. By turning the body inside out from fiber to flesh, the work facilitates a conversation between our socially contracted second skins (clothing) and the emotionality of our insides.
Making art in the space where fine art and craftwork intersect, Amanda Triplett manipulates, layers and embroiders salvaged fibers into abstractions of human biology. Stemming from an interest in humanity’s collective bodily narratives, she creates sculptural and installation works that explore embodiment of emotion, beliefs and culture. Guided by the textures, history and movement of discarded fabric, she manipulates, layers and embroiders the fiber into new biological formations. The work reflects the expectations and assumptions that come with inhabiting our own bodies and identities.
For this exhibition, Amanda will be performing Exuviation. In this performance, the artist enters the space and inhabits the installation, altering the piece through a molting process of cutting and slow-stitch sewing.
Amanda makes sculptural fiber, installation and intermedia works from salvaged textiles. After studying art and art history at Sarah Lawrence College, she graduated in 2004. She has shown in the Bay Area and Pacific Northwest including Kaleid Gallery in San Jose, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, COCA in Seattle, Art House Gallery in Berkeley, Ford Gallery, Multnomah Art Gallery and Milepost 5. Amanda has been a Portland Open Studios artist from 2017-2019. In fall of 2019, she created a tactile, sculptural nest for an inclusive, multi-sensory group exhibit at Paragon Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Amanda was a 2016 Glean artist-in-resident, where she was given access to the Portland dump to glean waste materials to make sculpture and installation. She lives with her two kids and husband in Portland, Oregon.
The Sponges 2019
Rahab's Sisters' The Portrait Circle Project
About Rahab’s Sisters
Return Eternal Return
by Marcelo Fontana
Opening: Thursday, June 20th 6-10pm
Marcelo Fontana, a Brazilian artist based in Portland, creates a discussion around the rise of far-right governments and their xenophobic policies on immigration, relating them to Nietzsche’s concept of Eternal Return. The show is composed of two installations and a performance. It is an invitation to reflect on our own actions, as well as a request for clarity for our inner-self. This is Marcelo's first solo show in Portland.
an invitational group exhibition and community arts happening curated by Jason Triefenbach for 1122 gallery and Standard Practice Co:Creative in partnership with Portland Art and Learning Studios
Friday, May 17th 6-10pm
TIME > SPACE > PLACE is the first manifestation of Standard Practice Co:Creative, a soon- to- be- incorporated community arts nonprofit dedicated to catalyzing creative potentials through engaged discourse and collaborative action.
Equal parts social sculpture*, group exhibition, and subjective research platform, TIME > SPACE > PLACE emerges from Triefenbach’s ongoing series of interviews with Portland area artists and arts organizations. Through these conversations, the theme of Place- geographical and historical; social and emotional- became a unifying thread.
As the inaugural Artist- in- Residence at Portland Art & Learning Studios; a 10,000 sqft studio for artists experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities, Triefenbach created two outdoor sculptures inspired by his conversations with Portland locals on race, economic disenfranchisement, and historical erasure: “RUINS 1, 2, and 3” stands as an embittered monument to the legacy of white supremacist land grabs and continuing destabilization of so- called minority communities (in both of which Triefenbach acknowledges his complicity as a beneficiary of white male privilege). “Flowerbeds of the Future” casts a wary eye toward Utopian idealism, referencing science fiction and vernacular landscape design to imagine either an abundant future- or the low hum of human twilight.
In the interior of the 1122 gallery space and extending into the driveway, Triefenbach curated a colorful, energetic group exhibition of artists he has met through Standard Practice interviews as well as several artists working at the P.A.L.S. studio. Expressions of place, identity, fear, and desire come together in a variety of styles and media, from line drawings and watercolors to sculpture, self- published editions, video art, and a virtual reality interface.
And a third component to TIME > SPACE > PLACE will exist beyond public view: an upcoming discussion and brainstorming session among the artists will dissect the strengths and limitations of Portland’s creative landscape, with an eye toward Community, Collaboration, and Coalition- building.
At this intersection of voices, we hope to weave a new story.
Dough by Stacy Elaine Dacheux +
Pivot-> A Badass HERstory Portland Show