Description Jason King and Nathaniel Flagg’s Heads, or Tales demonstrated the art of guerilla hat making. They extended the bodies of visitors by creating new spatial relationships between people and objects through the spontaneous construction of decorative headpieces. With advertent combinations of colors and forms, the headpieces disclose invisible constellations of formal and material habits that unfold in spaces of interaction. The artists drew upon manners and gestural habits specific to the identity of the wearer, in order to instigate a formal drama that erupts between and around the bodies of event participants.
Exhibition Description The IN(ter)DEPENDENCE exhibition points to the emergence, in and around Portland over the last 5 years, of small, independently operated, and self-funded cultural hubs. These creative centers have sprung from garages, sheds, old store fronts, unusual gallery situations, above creeks, and within vacant retail spaces. The cross section of these centers represented in IN(ter)DEPENDENCE have introduced exciting new levels of refinement, fresh inspiration, and consistency into the familiar DIY sensibility the Northwest is known for.
Each space or curator participating was asked to nominate an artist or collaborative group to represent them in them in the IN(ter)DEPENDENCE exhibition.