Found In Translation
group exhibition, 2014
Curated by Stephanie Brachmann & Mario Gallucci
Lodge Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Found in Translation is a group exhibition making use of a process similar to a game of "Telephone" or "Exquisite Corpse." It begins with a found object provided by an artist, which is given to another artist. This person is cued by the formal qualities of the object to make a work of art. The new piece is handed on to the next artist, whose task is to make a piece inspired by it, then hand it on to the next artist, and so the process continues.
The artists are instructed to make a work in the medium of their choice, being sure to maintain a clear formal or conceptual connection to the previous piece. Each artist only sees the piece immediately preceding her or his own, thus creating through-lines that become visible after all pieces have been placed side by side.