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Flood- Exhibition Opening Reception

  • Disjecta Contemporary Arts Center 8371 North Interstate Avenue Portland, OR, 97217 United States (map)

Disjecta is proud to announce the third exhibition by Curator-in-Residence Julia Greenway. Portia Munson’s Flood presents a meditation on archive, materiality, and mass consumption. Describing her process of as “collecting objects and assembling, in essence using as my resource the refuse of consumer culture,” Munson assembles thousands of found objects, all of them made of blue plastic, creating a singular large-scale installation.

At the entrance of the exhibition, the visitor is greeted by multiple vitrines encasing found objects. Among the display cases, wall-mounted monitors display video footage of scanned installation materials. Flood, the installation work in which the exhibition takes its title, fills Disjecta’s main gallery. Carefully sorted, arranged, and compartmentalized, blue objects cover the floor in its entirety. Muson’s installation speaks to humanity’s failure to contain its waste.  Through monumental scope, Flood constructs an archive through which we can decipher the artifacts of consumerism.

This is the third of four exhibitions of the Season 7 Curator–in–Residence Program curated by Julia Greenway. 

On display January 20-March 4, 2018 at Disjecta Contemporary Arts Center in Kenton. 

Image credits: Image courtesy of the artist and P•P•O•W, New York