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WednesdayFeb 28

Smith Eliot "Ghost Ships"

At Wolff Gallery

Wed, Feb 28 to Sun, Apr 29

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Opening Reception: Friday, March 2, 6-8 pm

Legend has it that the Octavius, a three-masted schooner, was found adrift by a whaling boat in October of 1775. A search party of five from the whaler climbed aboard the Octavius and discovered the entire crew of twenty-eight fully dressed and frozen at the helm. The captain was seated at his desk, pen in hand...also frozen. According to his log, last dated October of 1762, the Octavius had been lost at sea for over thirteen years.

Inspired by tales of ships floating aimlessly in open waters, suddenly abandoned or with passengers and crews left in various stages of decomposition, Smith Eliot's Ghost Shipsconsists of photographs and objects that position people as these vessels adrift, and as similarly impermanent, transient, and mysterious entities. Eliot's images are the result of digital and analogue photographic processes, encased in vintage frames with convex glass to visually reference ships' portholes. Many of these frames also function as time capsules and contain small objects alongside the artist's photographs.

As part of her solo exhibition, Eliot wi

EventSmith Eliot "Ghost Ships"
DateWednesday, February 28, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, April 29, 2018 (All day)
LocationWolff Gallery Map
Address2804 SE Ankeny St, Portland
More Infohttps://www.wolffgallery.com/