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Abbie Miller and Carin Rodenborn "The Inside is the Outside"

  • 1122 gallery 1122 Southeast 88th Avenue Portland, OR, 97216 United States (map)

Abbie Miller and Carin Rodenborn | The Inside is the Outside

May 4, 2018, through May 31, 2018

Opening reception: Friday, May 4, 2018, from 6-10 PM

Artists Talk: Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 12-1 PM

Inaugural Show

1122 gallery hours: open during opening & by appointment only

Please join us for the opening of 1122 gallery! The inaugural show will feature the work of Abbie Miller and Carin Rodenborn, with a performance by The Whirlies.

Abbie Miller and Carin Rodenborn have been engaged in a rolling conversation about the relevance of abstraction and the seduction of materiality for over a decade. Their shared interest in spatial relationships and process, and how empirical experience is informed by the ongoing correspondence between the two, has opened up a reimagining of abstraction for each artist in the studio. This is the first time they will be sharing their work in exhibition, side by side -- a visual and material layer of their conversation. 

Abbie Miller (b. 1981, Billings, Montana) received her BFA from the University of Wyoming in 2004 with a minor in apparel construction and holds a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from Maryland Institute College of Art, 2005 and a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, 2007. She has had solo exhibitions at the Missoula Art Museum, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, Wyoming; Art Lab, Jackson, Wyoming.  Miller has been included in group shows throughout North America, including the Craft and Folk Art Museum, L.A.; Reading Public Museum, Pennsylvania; Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Portland Art Museum, Oregon; and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New York. Her sculptures are included in the permanent collections at the Portland Art Museum and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.  She is a recipient of a Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship (2013), a Contemporary Northwest Artist Award (2013), and a Metcalf Award (2014).

Carin Rodenborn is a visual artist and writer living and working in Denver, Colorado.  She received her MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in 2007, a Post-Baccalaureate certificate from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2005, and her BFA from Iowa State University in 1995.  She is an Assistant Professor at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design.  Before teaching at RMCAD, she taught at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX, and St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX.  She is Co-Founder and Co-Editor of Dime and Honey, an online art publication that looks at and celebrates the intersection of art and life.  Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States, including in the Texas Biennial and the publication, New American Paintings.  She works with both traditional and non-traditional materials in a contemplative painting and drawing practice that explores the surface, objecthood, color, language, spatial relationships, and the spirit of materiality.  Both her visual work and writing play with hybrid forms.

1122 gallery is located at 1122 SE 88th Ave. in the Montavilla neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. This is accessible by bike route, as well as bus lines 15 and 72. Please keep in mind this is a residential neighborhood when parking. The gallery is ADA accessible.