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    Field of View 2018 Artist Residency Exhibition Jan 02 to Feb 24 @Wolff Gallery
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    Winter Group Exhibition Jan 03 to Jan 26 @Butters Gallery
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    PATRICIA PONCIANO Jan 03 to Feb 04 @Pearl Gallery and Framing
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    Contemporary Prints – Recent Acquisitions Jan 03 to Feb 02 @Augen Gallery
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    Deborah Horrell Jan 03 to Feb 02 @Elizabeth Leach Gallery
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    Winter in America - Juried Show Jan 03 to Feb 02 @Gallery 114
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    Rebecca Reeve - Sun Breathing Jan 03 to Mar 02 @Upfor Gallery
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    January Print Show & Devin Bernard Jan 03 to Jan 29 @Guardino Gallery

Portland Area Art Events

WednesdayMay 02

Waiting Room

At PDX Contemporary Art

Wed, May 02 to Sat, Jun 02

show

Featuring Heather Watkins

"These works were made in waiting rooms of one kind or another. Densely hand-stitched abstract forms centered on raw linen, they are shaped by a desire to develop a new visual language and to forge a new working methodology—peripatetic, roving, claiming its own time and space.

By drawing colored sewing thread through cloth, a form emerges, a plan begins to materialize. Each work builds incrementally through the repetition of stitches made with thin thread. The stitches are tiny—they test the limits of my eyesight.

Shape, color, density, pattern, rhythm—these decisions are determined by an urge to distill and integrate a variety of influences, information, ideas: how textiles carry meaning; the work of artists such as Anni Albers, Sheila Hicks, Agnes Martin; the practice of Tantric painting; the growth patterns of organic forms, both in the body and in nature; the visual structure of a text; images generated for diagnostic testing; how our senses, emotions, and intellect intersect; the sensation of reading.

The act of making small stitches repeatedly, following the regular yet imperfect structure of woven cloth, is at once meditative and obsessive—it requires and reveals different kinds of attention. This work activates waiting. This work records the labor of being (a) patient. This work is made of time and representative of it."

Heather Watkins

EventWaiting Room
DateWednesday, May 2, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, June 2, 2018 (All day)
LocationPDX Contemporary Art Map
Address925 NW Flanders, Portland
More Infohttp://www.pdxcontemporaryart.com/