The Work Continues | North View Gallery: Featuring (6) Portland Artists Including OCAC Dean Jiseon Lee Isbara

September 12, 2018

The Work Continues
Oct. 6—Nov. 3, 2018

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North View Gallery
Portland Community College | Sylvania Campus
12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219

Jeremy Okai Davis
Sean Healy
Jiseon Lee Isbara
Lisa Jarrett
Hiro Toyo/Ricardo Nagaoka
Samantha Wall

Curated by Sam Hopple

Gallery Talk + Reception: Monday, OCT. 29 | 4—5 PM
with Sam Hopple + Jiseon Lee Isbara

Six Portland–based artists respond to the complexities of our existing social and political climate through the exploration of their own identities. Navigating a challenging climate potentially perpetuates a hyperawareness regarding how we see ourselves in relation to others. Now more than ever, there is an urgency for work that addresses identity awareness, shares points of view, and promotes dialogue.

In these times of uncertainty and unrest, the artists have turned inward to a place of quiet introspection, creating works relating to their personal histories, vulnerabilities, and own sense of belonging in this world. When brought together, a larger comprehensive visual narrative culminates, resulting in self–portraiture of the emotional landscape that artists are navigating in 2018.