I’m excited to announce that my piece, Just Add Color, has been selected to be in the On the Edge exhibition at Oregon’s Historical Society Museum.
The On the Edge exhibition opens on May 3, 2019 at the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) located in Portland, Oregon and runs through August 15, 2019.
SAQA and OHS will host a reception for On the Edge in conjunction with the OHS community event speaker series on May 23rd from 6- 8 pm with Ann Johnston as the featured speaker.
Oregon Historical Society
Hayes Gallery and North Wing
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205
93” x 33 ½”
Acrylic paint, Cotton Commercial Fabric, Canvas, Metallic thread, Cotton thread, Silk thread
Urban landscapes repeatedly transition through a cycle of viability, decay, and regeneration. They reflect the city’s quality of life and its community values. The beautification of collective spaces blooms during times of vitality through murals, protected green spaces, public art, and other creative placemaking. Just Add Color represents the perspective of a city in transition-- a city on the edge of change. The addition of color represents the effect of creative revitalization efforts on a city. Turned on its axis, however, Just Add Color also mimics rain washing the color away, revealing the grittiness, darkness, and desperation of a space on the edge of urban decay.