The Alberta Abbey is pleased to present Along These Lines, a group exhibit, featuring a diverse collection of multidisciplinary creatives whose work investigates the common theme of line. Curated by the Pacific Northwest College of Arts (PNCA) Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies (HFSGS) Curatorial Fellow, Ilsa Payne, and Creative Writing Fellow, Justin Duyao, this exhibit will run from April 8 to May 27, 2021.
Artists participating in the show include Alexa Grambush, Ashley Couch, Clara Collins, Diana Oropeza, Elizabeth Arzani, Erin Bodfish, Jen Bacon, Kara Cassidy Hall, Krista Gregory, Lara Higgins, ocean, Perry Chandler, Sandra Rubin, Sarah Abbott, Sarah Rakin, Sarah Rushford, Sky Wilson, Tanner Lind and Tyler Goodwin.
The lines that traditionally delineate the creative genres of the art world are challenged as both visual artists and creative writers come together to explore the notion of the “line” as both expression and concept, within individual and collaborative works of art.
Among the works featured in the show, some trouble the lines that divide ecological realms, while others capture the essence of fragmented lines of communication, historical and personal timelines that converge, and guidelines that unlock enlightened states of being. Through a broad range of media including poetry, painting, drawing, photography, sculptural and video installation, each artist and writer brings forward their unique interpretations of the concept of line — how they can divide, connect, separate and harmonize.
About the Venue
The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates the Abbey was created in 2015 to sustainably address the need for affordable arts space in the city of Portland. We utilize the building’s 23,000 sqft by offering below-market workspace to artists and arts organizations, affordable event rental spaces, and signature programming that is responsive to the desires of our neighbors and the city’s arts community.
To nurture the arts in NE Portland by providing affordable education, gallery, studio, and performance space to community members of all ages.
We envision a local arts ecosystem where community members of all demographics can thrive.