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(Extra)ordinary: Reimagining the Everyday

January 6 - February 26

Inside an open book, a drawing of a pair of scissors is nestled beneath a much larger, identical drawing. The title page, reading "LOUISE BOURGEOIS," sits beside, torn out.

Elizabeth Leach Gallery is pleased to present (Extra)ordinary: Reimagining the Everyday, a group exhibition of artworks inspired by observations and reinterpretations of the familiar. The show features artists who challenge preconceptions of the commonplace through unexpected visual interventions in sculpture, video, photography and works on paper.

The exhibition includes an early Nari Ward sculpture, Woman, made of repurposed hoses that exemplifies his re-contextualization of found objects to confront social and political issues. Louise Bourgeois’ Autobiographical Series prints read like intimate notebook musings of daily life and motherhood through symbolic imagery and figuration. New photographs by Isaac Layman and recent drawings by Mario Gallucci reflect on the domestic realm through interior scenes that reveal something transcendent inside the quotidian. Malia Jensen’s short video Python, is an uncanny, meditative elegy to a housefly, while Claire Cowie and Leo Berk’s delightful sculptural collaboration, Endless Hug, made from repurposed materials, was inspired by ancient Byzantine niches.


Wheelchair accessible, Sensory-friendly, Service Animals allowed
Women-owned, Women curated, Women artist(s)
Event Type
Exhibition, Gallery, Visual Art
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Elizabeth Leach Gallery
417 NW 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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