Exhibition

Katie Torn: Low Tide

26 Jul 2017 – 30 Aug 2017

Event times

Tue-Sat, 11am-6pm and by appointment

Cost of entry

free

Upfor

Portland
Oregon, United States

Address

Travel Information

  • one block from the NW 10th and NW Glisan streetcar stop

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Wondrous oceanic imagery reveals complex anxieties in Katie Torn's new videos and collage works.

About

For her second solo exhibition at Upfor, New York based artist Katie Torn presents new collages and video works composed from original 3D renderings, photographs of Torn's sculptures, paint, and found images. Set on an imagined ocean floor at low tide, these works contemplate the effects of commodification, plastics, and virtual realities on identity, presenting “overwhelmed female bodies, desperately trying to adapt to a decaying, physical world that is consumed by image and simulations.” The attractive colors, textures, and compositions in Torn's work are tinged by wondrous and disturbing details, which can provoke feelings of discomfort.

Low Tide is the last in a series of three solo exhibitions by gallery artists working primarily in media art. The prior exhibitions are She Who Sees the Unknown: Huma by Morehshin Allahyari (June 1 through 24) and Axis Spread by Brenna Murphy (June 28 through July 22).

Exhibiting artists

Katie Torn

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