Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) proudly presents ENCHIRIDION: aisle, spline, resort, sidony o’neal’s first major solo exhibition in North America. Curated by Kristan Kennedy, Artistic Director and Curator of Visual Art, PICA. Supported by Oregon Community Foundation’s Creative Heights Initiative, The Ford Family Foundation, Stephanie and Jonathan Snyder, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Sooner or Later brings together works that were emblematic of Misha Davydov’s practice thus far, while also challenging how the images respond to new materialities and methods of display. Questions central to the gestures found throughout Sooner or Later are: what does it mean to exhibit outside the typical white box gallery, can a photograph be an object or has it always been one, and how does work evolve and change?
The artists selected for the exhibition test materials and technology, both
traditional and modern, incorporating handcrafted and industrial production.
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