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Christine Miller: Multiply

November 5, 2021 - November 28, 2021

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Artist Christine Miller standing in her exhibition Multiply. There are two red, black, and green Pan-African flags framing her in the foreground and background.

On Friday, November 5, 2021, One Grand Gallery is honored to present “MULTIPLY”, a solo exhibit by Portland based artist Christine Miller.

Opening night will take place on Friday November 5, 2021, at 7pm PST at 1000 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214. The gallery will offer a press hour beginning at 6pm PST with snacks and an opportunity for a meet and-greet with Christine Miller. Straight from New York, DJ Passport will play a NY Summer Backyard BBQ Vibe and beverages will be served.

Christine Miller introduces “MULTIPLY” a material design story using the Pan African Flag and its representation of black nationalism and the advocacy of union of all the people across the diaspora. Presented as a collection of three flags representing themes: Durable, Sturdy and Functional, these flags are fueled by personal stories, design intentionality and Black Love. Black Love is Black Power and Black Power is an armor against White Supremacy.

Christine pulls inspiration from the book “All About Love” by bell hooks as well as the phrase “We don’t die, we multiply”. Christine reflects on the choice and action to love; the willingness to nurture oneself or someone else’s spiritual well-being. “In a country and world that has shown such hatred toward black people with the prominent presence of white supremacy reinforcing that hatred – I believe black people loving and nurturing themselves along with making a deliberate choice to love each other is the ultimate power.” – Christine Miller

Christine’s exhibit uses imagery and language of overt racism with a subtlety that comments on covert racism. Varying visuals show the layered definitions of the word MULTIPLY and dichotomy between the two notions of power: Ownership vs Domination.

Christine Miller (b. 1990, New York, NY, she/her) is a conceptual artist and curator currently based in Portland, OR. Her work centers around racial imagery, products and histories while simultaneously reframing her own cultural identity. Miller holds a B.A from Hunter College (2013), and AA in Textile Surface Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology (2016). Christine Miller brings her first solo show to the Portland community after participating and curating shows with other galleries such as Blackfish, Fuller Rossen and Tips on Failing.

One Grand Gallery, founded in 2012, is a contemporary art and design gallery, publisher, and agent of creative instigation. Featuring both world-renowned established artists as well as emerging talent, One Grand Gallery hopes to act as a source for artwork that falls at the intersection of fine art, design, and street art. One Grand Gallery is located at 1000 E Burnside St. and is open Saturday – Sunday from 12-5pm or by appointment. Follow @onegrandgallery for more content and updates about the show or email info@onegrandgallery.com

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One Grand Gallery

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Accessibility
None
Diversity
BIPOC-owned, BIPOC-curated, BIPOC artist(s), Women-owned, Women curated, Women artist(s)
Event Type
Gallery, Visual Art
Pandemic Info
Open

Venue

One Grand Gallery
1000 E. Burnside
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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