Pacific Northwest College of Art
511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR, 97209
Nelson Cauduro Collections Study Lab, RM 137
09/01/22 – 10/17/22
Opening: 09/01/22 (1st Thursday) 5pm-8pm
Artist Talk: 10/07/22 6pm-8pm PNCA Mediatheque
“A love and death story about America through the lens of race and time…”
“This Time…” A WaterShed Graphic Novel Series Exhibition by Melanie Stevens, features WaterShed Vol. I: PostModern, and WaterShed Vol. II: In the Black, the 1st two volumes in a ten volume series. Stevens’ prophetic voice eerily foretells of moments that reverberate through realities in a gripping time traveling thriller. This exhibition presents WaterShed in a variety of methods to be experienced; a reading area for the viewer to spend time and enjoy the work, video installations, as well as large format prints of pages from the graphic novel displayed through the gallery. Stevens also uses quotes from WaterShed to activate the space, bringing the viewer into the graphic novel. WaterShed is an engaging and beautifully illustrated narrative only two volumes in. “This Time…”
Melanie Stevens is an artist, illustrator, and writer. She is the creator of the graphic novel series,
WaterShed, and the co-founder and co-curator of Nat Turner Project, a fugitive gallery space that provides funding and spaces for artists of color to create or express their own language within and without the parameters of racial commodification or designation. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree for Political Science from Yale University and her Masters of Fine Arts degree for Visual Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art, where she currently teaches.
Fifth curation by maximiliano.
Exhibition supported by Center for Contemporary Art and Culture, PNCA Digital Print Studio, Sharita Towne & Black Art Ecology of Portland, and Regional Arts & Culture Council.