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Comedic Pause: Low-Res Visual Studies Group Exhibition

January 19 @ 9:00 am - February 9 @ 4:00 pm PST

Two images of the same person are arranged side by side—in one, their face is painted white and they wear a white wig; in the other, their face is bare, except for their greying beard.

Comedic Pause
Group Exhibition by MFA Low-Res Visual Studies Candidates, Alumni and Faculty
Curated by Ahuva S. Zaslavsky with special thanks to Stashia Cabral, Laura Foster and Debra Perry-Guetti
511 and 157 Galleries, PNCA

January 18th – February 9th, 2022
Gallery Hours: M-F 9am -4pm
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 3rd, 5-7pm (subject to change)

Please RSVP for reception through Eventbrite invite to attend — only 25 external guests will be allowed in at one time. All attendees must show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test and wear a mask when not actively eating or drinking. No limit on PNCA/WU Community members.

A cheerful heart is a good medicine;
But a broken spirit drieth up the bones.
—old proverb

Humor serves a social function in many ways.
We may laugh at ourselves, at others, at situations, at objects, at memories. Humor can get us out of (or into) embarrassing situations, help solve social and political conflicts, release stress and heal hearts and bodies.

Humorous works have the capacity to challenge the conventional and give a different-than-usual point of view, dispel myths, and shatter accepted perceptions. Subversive messages can find a sympathetic ear, protected in a tone of laughter, by presenting reality in a humorous way.

Whether we enjoy slapstick or irony, parody or satire, absurd or dark, we want to laugh!

Knock knock, who’s there?…
Participating Artists:
Nicole Baker Peterson – ‘19
Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas – LRVS Chair & Associate Professors
Adelaide Blair – ‘23
Kaye Blankenship – ‘23
Stashia Cabral – ‘22
Kelsey Davis – ‘21
Erin Dengerink – Program Coordinator
Laura Foster – ‘22
Amy Gibson – ‘22
Élan Gombart – ‘22
Vin Hill – ‘23
Travis Johnson – ‘23
Ryan Kitson – ‘21
Matthiue MacDonald – ‘23
Kelly Marshall – ‘22
Debra Perry-Guetti – ‘23
Ketzia Schoneberg – ‘22
Wade Schuster – ‘21
Jenny Wilde – ‘22
Ahuva Zaslavsky – ‘22


Center for Contemporary Art & Culture
ccac@pnca.edu (guest curator: lvmclaughlin7@gmail.com)
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Wheelchair accessible, Service Animals allowed
BIPOC artist(s), Women curated, Women artist(s), LGBTQIA+ curated, LGBTQIA+ artist(s)
Event Type
Exhibition, Gallery, Visual Art, Performance Art, Sound Art, Film & Video
Pandemic Info


Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
511 NW Broadway
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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