Gather: Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger at Stelo Arts.
How are we connected? What are the ties that bind us? These are some of the questions that Cannupa Hanska Luger and Marie Watt have been talking through via their joint residency with Stelo. As we celebrate the culmination of their multi-year residency, you are invited to the exhibition Gather, on view at Stelo August 13 - November 27, 2022. Visitors to the Stelo flex space will engage with pieces from Luger and Watt’s individual art practices, as well as their first collaborative art work, Each/Other. Watt and Luger merged their practices to create this sculpture with hundreds of people from around the world.
The artists asked participants to embroider messages while considering “if acts of collaboration help heal broken bonds with the environment and with each other.” The artworks on view will be large in scale, sculptural, and will involve video and sound. Visitors will be encouraged to spend time in the space being with the work, and connecting with the potential for art to engage our hearts and minds.
“Vivid Dream (Awakening) is in many ways a prototype and a test. It is a project I’ve been wanting, dreaming, to realize for some time. Gather is the perfect venue for its debut. The piece itself is the result of gathered stories, gathered jingles, and or gathered relationships.” - Marie
Opening Event: Saturday, August 13, 2-5pm.
From 2:30-3:30pm Stelo co-leader Tia Katcharian will lead a walk-through conversation with the artists and local fabrication supporter Neal Fegan from Camp Colton, and Shir Grisanti, founder of c3:initiative.
August 13 - November 27, 2022
Gallery hours: Friday - Sunday, 12-5pm
412 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
All programs are free and open to the public and are ADA accessible. Face masks are recommended.