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Portland Area Art Events

WednesdayJun 06

The Book is a Body that Bends

At PDX Contemporary Art

Wed, Jun 06 to Sat, Jun 30

show

Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen

Like much of our past work, the images and objects in this exhibition reflect our affinity for and preoccupation with books. Photographic color fields of the dyed edges of pulp paperbacks; drawings of broken spines, stains, and warped paper; and sculptural tomes like weapons or weights; these works explore the book as a physical object and as metaphor for the body.

Many of these pieces were made in parallel to a process of studying trauma and trying to understand the mysterious ways the body holds a history (visible or invisible) of past injury. Many of the books in this exhibition have suffered damage either from the market or from use, from time, water, or air. Some got their wounds during a house fire we had 10 years ago; others were left out in the rain. Some were cheap purchases that were returned or re-sold again and again.

EventThe Book is a Body that Bends
DateWednesday, June 6, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, June 30, 2018 (All day)
LocationPDX Contemporary Art Map
Address925 NW Flanders, Portland
More Infohttp://www.pdxcontemporaryart.com/