Told and Untold: Heather Lee Birdsong and Rachael Zur

Can we be content with the fragmented stories that will be told about our lives? Between what is said and unsaid, people create narratives about those they have loved and lost. Domestic objects and uninhabited rooms also give accounts of a life, allowing for those no longer with us to be felt as being simultaneously present and absent. Heather Lee Birdsong’s paintings of Pacific Northwest forests and architectural elements reflect on grief: how we hold it and, variably or simultaneously, fail to hold it. Rachael Zur’s expanded paintings of objects from living rooms give form to the residue of lives lived held in domestic spaces. Together the artists use place as a narrator to recall the absent.

Exhibition Dates: April 2-24, 2022
Gallery Hours: 12-5 pm, Saturday & Sunday
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 2 from 2-5 pm
Location: Carnation Contemporary, 8371 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217