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Elmeater Morton, Chris Johanson and Sharada Tolton: opening

September 12, 2021 - October 12, 2021

An individual wearing yellow underwear is seated in a wheelchair, holding their long, black hair behind their head, beside a young deer and under a flowered awning.

We pleased to announce the fourth exhibit at Helen’s Costume, the first at our new location, 7706 SE Yamhill Street Portland OR. The exhibition is titled “opening” and features new work by Elmeater Morton, Chris Johanson and Sharada Tolton. Our hours are Sundays 1-5pm and other days by appointment (prefeably Mondays and Tuesdays). Please RSVP on our website (or at helenscostume at gmail dot com) as we are still in a modified domestic setting. This gallery was built with heath and safety in mind.


If the abyss stares back I expect it’s probably just a mirror, pretty simple explanation there.
An opening loses some of its meaning if you don’t go through with it.

There’s gaps on both ends, else how would you have gotten here,
here’s to old beginnings veils and sails cloaked in missed
there’s just enough smoke to make a real nice sunset

~ Chase Allgood

Elmeater Morton (she/her) lives Portland, OR. She has exhibited at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), San Francisco, The Portland Art Museum and Project Grow, Portland, Oregon.

Sharada Tolton (they/she) lives in El Cerrito, CA. They are the editor/designer of Neuro Fuzzy Press.

Chris Johanson (he/him) lives Portland, OR and various parts of California. He has exhibited at galleries and museums around the world including Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NY, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland, Altman Siegel and scene/escena, San Francisco, CA.


Helen’s Costume


Wheelchair accessible, Service Animals allowed
BIPOC artist(s), Women artist(s)
Event Type
Gallery, Visual Art
Pandemic Info
By Appointment


Helen’s Costume
7706 SE Yamhill Street
Portland, OR 97213 United States
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