January 18 - February 28, 2019
Opening reception January 18 from 6-9 PM
Here/There Gallery announces its inaugural exhibition “Sublime Banality” Portland, OR - Here/There presents its inaugural exhibition, Sublime Banality; with an opening reception on January 18th, 2019 from 6PM-9PM. Here/There is a new art gallery showcasing thought provoking and aesthetically engaging contemporary art, located at 1920 N. Kilpatrick St., Portland, OR, 97217.
“Sublime Banality” is an exhibition which imagines a reactivation of everyday objects to allow for a new understanding of our ontological plane. Banal objects are reimagined through sculptural and painterly interventions as magical, eschatological, and post-teleological talismans that are able to point towards a new way of interacting with already existing systems.
In the gloomy political/social climate of the current moment, it tends to feel as if the best way forward is to throw away the systems and structures that don’t serve us well. However, combined with a perspective on the global climate issue, it seems like a valuable investigation to gain a new understanding of the objects that we already live with. As a form of ontological-recycling, the work in this exhibition points towards ways in which everyday objects can be re-imbued with new meanings, allowing for the objects and products that we already interact with on a daily basis to serve new purposes and functions; ultimately showing that the world has been filled with magic and meaning all along, if only we can be given a new contextual light within which to see our surroundings. Featuring artists Madison Donnelly (Salt Lake City, UT), Colin Kippen (Portland, OR), Todd Schroeder (Savannah, GA), and Rachael Tarravechia (New York,