Current exhibition: The Next Dig
Featuring artists Laura Wade, Brian Madden, Kristina Gerig Hunter, Elizabeth Moran, and Aleksandra Pollner
The Next Dig brings together five designers based in Portland, Oregon, whose work is connected through a foundation of traditional craft processes. The show invites viewers to pause and reflect on today’s concept of modern folk art. Each artist has created new works showing their relationship to craft and how they have distorted, rebelled, re-materialized and respected the traditions that came before them. Rendered in a medium unique to the artist, the pieces share a heavy emphasis on materials and the hand-made. The body of work aims to capture the artists’ personal relationship to craft, while creating a capsule to be found in a future worm hole of forgotten searches and digital excavations of #craft.