To Feel What I Am – Hap Gallery, Portland, OR

I’m happy to announce that I am part of a group show at Hap Gallery  in Portland, OR, To Feel What I Am, curated by Iris Williamson and Eileen Isagon Skyers. The show runs from March 5-28 and featuring artists Zoë Burnett, Calos Jiménez Cahua, Jennifer Chan, Valerie Green, Ivan Lozano, Ian Swanson, Tobian Zehntner and myself.

In To Feel What I Am, curators Eileen Isagon Skyers and Iris Williamson take a nuanced approach, cultivating works by artists working with various media to survey the power and failure of communication in a digital age.

The exhibition considers the ways in which digital media meant for connecting people instead disconnects and alters human interaction. Many of the urgencies and demands placed on humans by technology begin to produce a sensation of guilt and failure–what becomes prevalent is the sheer quantity of circulation itself, rather than the content of any message being circulated.

To Feel What I Am explores how the constant dialogue between person and screen both reveals and conceals emotional vulnerabilities below the surface.

Hap has also released an accompanying publication, titled To Feel What I Am, as this month’s Hap Edition. The book includes essays written by Jesse Darling, Jessica Sage, Eileen Isagon Skyers, and Brooke Wendt and art by Zoë Burnett, Johnny Ray Alt, Darren Goins, Christina Humphreys, and Layet Johnson.

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