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"ink like hair" by Nick Norman

  • LOWELL 819 North Russell Street Portland, OR, 97227 United States (map)

ink like hair

Nick Norman

June 21, 2018, through July 22, 2018

Opening reception: Thursday, June 21, 2018, from 5-8 PM

LOWELL is open Wednesday—Saturday from 12-7 PM & Sunday 12-5 PM

LOWELL is pleased to announce ink like hair, an installation of paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Nick Norman


ink like hair

in the soup of the day

may i exchange it

for the salad of the evening?

thousand island dressing

nestled between green beans

in a ramekin from the vatican

looks like the blood cell

from a harlequin

with ink like hair

how about sliders for the table?

the table is hungry and immobile

like a riddle without an answer or

an empty room

in a tower of sable

brushes the clouds

with ink like hair

initial the bill

no space for dessert

how much to tip?

fifteen to twenty percent i assert

move the decimal over and times it by two

make sure the waitstaff see you

sign your embarrassed curly Q

so they know you’re a waiter too

with ink like hair


Later Event: June 22
"Vala Rae"