Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Portland, OR - to Oct 1

by Allyn Cantor

Part of Portland’s Time-Based Art Festival, (SELF) engages artists and collectives to address “one’s own person” in an evolving exhibition context supporting the poetics of self-reflection. Two bodies of work by Nona Faustine & Paige Powell are central. Faustine’s series Mitochondria focuses on her familial bonds with her mother and daughter as three generations of African American women living together. Powell’s installation of photos and ephemera from her vast archives captures artists and social scenes in New York in the 1980s. Works by the Nat Turner Project, home school, R.I.S.E and more amplify this exhibition.

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