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Trickster


  • The Envelope 5430 North Mississippi Avenue Portland, OR, 97217 United States (map)

Trickster

Jam Jessie Allison, Jojo Ruby, Jonathan Bagby, Andrew Douglas Campbell, Maddison Colvin, Laura King, Anne Magratten, M Earl Williams

September 20-September 23, 2018

Opening reception: Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 6-9 PM


The role of the trickster is that of a mirror, revealing society’s current threshold of tolerance. Depending on context, the deviant nature of a trickster could be seen as a devilish, comic relief, or even the darling of “high” culture. We inherit ‘deviant’ status by way of identity or circumstance (lgbtq+, femme, disability, kink, polyamory, being poor, and heck even being an environmentalist these days... ) This deviant status is further aggravated by stereotypes and media coverage. Our spaces, traditions, and identities are blanched of their former associations through media, commodified and then sold back to us at inflated prices. How do we define deviance once society became a caricature of itself through media? What is a trickster left to do?

The Envelope is open from 12-4PM & by appointment

Earlier Event: September 14
"Rituals" by Lorren Lowery
Later Event: October 21
Art & About Pop-Up