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"In My Palm" by B. Anele


  • Conduit 11182 Southeast Tyler Court Happy Valley, OR, 97086 United States (map)

In My Palm

B. Anele 

September 29—October 28, 2018

Opening reception: Saturday September 29, 2018 from 6-8 PM



Join us on Saturday September 29, 6—8 PM for the opening night of B. Anele’s exhibition and residency showcase entitled In My Palm. The evening will be accompanied by music by Glass Avery, from their latest release Peace Punks for A Trans Planet.  Provisions provided.

B. Anele (b. 1993) is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Los Angeles, California by way of Houston, Texas. They work in a vast range of media such as painting, self-portraiture, set-design, photography, sculpture, and performance; as well as run their own wearable art-objects line 8 Palms. An overview of their oeuvre would show that there seems to be no form of expression that Anele hasn’t tried and made completely their own. Anele’s work engages in a type of world-building that expresses social ideals through sculptural forms; use of vivid, dialed-in color schemes; bold, thick and confident lines; jazz; motion; fruits; vegetables; elongated forms that bridge surface, space, and time; and parallel roads that lead to the self. In a room full of Anele’s work, one is completely immersed in this world and are perhaps unable to decide if they should resign their old one in order to stay here, amongst the flames, the fruits, the groove. 

At present, Anele has a solo show I DON’T PLAY THAT GAME at the Houston Museum of Contemporary Craft (July 27—Oct 7, 2018). Their work has been shown at spaces such as In Lieu Gallery (LA), Andrew Edlin Gallery (NYC), ATM Gallery (Austin, TX), Jonathan Hopson Gallery (Houston, TX), Capitol Street Gallery (Houston, TX), and Private Eye Gallery (Houston, TX). Some of their work can be found online at https://www.8palms.co.

 The Road to What, 2018. Photo courtesy the artist, taken by Disha Kha Keria.

The Road to What, 2018. Photo courtesy the artist, taken by Disha Kha Keria.


Conduit is an artist-run art space in a residential neighborhood at the summit of Mount Scott in SE Portland. Conduit functions as an exhibition space; a stage; a garden; a residency; an experiment; a support system; and a collaborative practice. 

Conduit is open by appointment only.

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"The Villian Within" by LilKool
Later Event: October 1
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