& Review's contributing artist Morgan Ritter presents her installation Composite Column. Made of composite parts, the installation will undergo reconfiguration on a daily basis, give or take. Morgan will come in, draw the orientation of the composited column on her pink scroll, and take notes reacting to the psychic debris left in the space while she was away. Maybe somebody touched the ceramic object on Tuesday, or maybe a passerby was wearing too much perfume on Thursday? She will experiment with reconfiguring the column based on experiential, spontaneous feeling (and being defiant in the mall). As a structure, Morgan’s column illustrates her ongoing exploration of charged objects, being embedded with movement, tension and poetic logic.
& Reviewis an artist-run free publication that nurtures the work of local and international writers and artists. For each issue, we showcase historical and contemporary trends in thought and art-making. As readers, researchers, artists, and designers, we are interested in collections—connected ideas that can be compiled and offered as food for thought.
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.