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  • Ori Gallery 4038 North Mississippi Avenue Portland, OR, 97227 United States (map)


Raychelle Duazo, Lilian Dirrebes, Emma Kates-Shaw & Adam Pont

September 1, 2018 - September 27, 2018

Opening reception: Saturday, September 1, 2018, from 6-10 PM  

Bringing together the work of Raychelle Duazo, Lilian Dirrebes, Emma Kates-Shaw & Adam Ponto: Stratum explores the practice of tattooing through the lens of race and gender in an industry dominated by misogyny, racism, and colonization. By focusing on the work of those with multiple marginalized identities and those with direct cultural ties to the practice of body modification, we begin to deconstruct how the industry and practice have manifested. We carve out a place for artists who make a transformative place for healing, reclamation of self and ancestry. Stratum seeks to reveal the multitudes that tattooers are capable of as artists, storytellers, and activists.

Curated by Leila Haile


Earlier Event: August 30
Later Event: September 6
"Utopia Without You" by Tabitha Nikolai