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Jessie Weitzel Le Grand: Limbo Lounge

August 7, 2021 - August 28, 2021

Cartoonish and vibrant layers of flowers, seaweed, fingers, and figures make up this closeup arched arm of a statue.

Stephanie Chefas Projects is delighted to present sculptor Jessie Weitzel Le Grand with ‘Limbo Lounge’, the next batch of peculiar creations by the citizens of Ny By. Imagined as a potential afterlife or alternate dimension, Ny By is a place governed by rules unlike our own. Le Grand’s sculptures capture the objects and arrangements its citizens celebrate. Each artifact reveals more about this constructed reality you may never see yourself.

Ny By is a town. Not a town of this world, but another. In Ny By, citizens worship blossoms and sandwiches. They pull threads from the soil and collect geodes on the shore. Life here is a mystery. There is no language, no laws, and no existential crises. Each life form is unique, funny, and content.

Jessie Weitzel Le Grand is an artist born and raised in Portland, OR. She has a BFA in sculpture from Pacific Northwest College of Art and a Masters in Teaching from Marylhurst University. In addition to her artwork, Le Grand is the co-founder of Carnation Contemporary and Well Well Projects in Portland, OR.

Opening Day for Limbo Lounge will be held at Stephanie Chefas Projects on Saturday, August 7th from 1-6pm. Masks are required and social distancing practices are encouraged. Stephanie Chefas Projects is located in Portland, Oregon at 305 SE 3rd Avenue on the second floor of the Urban Row building. The exhibition will be on view through August 28, 2021 and is free and open to the public.


Wheelchair accessible, Service Animals allowed
Women-owned, Women curated, Women artist(s)
Event Type
Gallery, Visual Art
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Stephanie Chefas Projects
305 SE 3RD AVE STE. 202
Portland, OR 97220 United States
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