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Storm Tharp at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center

Wed, 02/19/2020
Storm Tharp, Cadre, 2017, ink, fabric dye, spray paint, acrylic paint and charcoal on paper, 126" x 214"

Storm Tharp’s pieces Cadre and Wolves at the Door are a part of the the exhibition What Needs to Be Said: Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts, on display at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland, Oregon. The exhibition features works in a variety of mediums from thirteen of Oregon’s contemporary visual artists who have received the Hallie Ford Fellowship Award between 2014-2016, administered by the The Ford Family Foundation. The exhibition is curated by Independent Curator Diana Nawi.

Of Storm Tharp’s work, Diana Nawi writes, "... Storm Tharp's ‘Cadre' (2017) contains a quality of pathos, communicated through dynamic gesture and bodies and visages that make visible sentiment and sensation. For Tharp, seriality yields both juxtaposition and cohesion. While a breadth of gestures is contained in this suite of thirty-six works on paper, ranging from total abstraction to clear figuration, from grinding black lines to washy inks, together they form an expressive, almost linguistic set of images that holds contradiction and grace side-by-side." ('What Needs to Be Said,' Diana Nawi, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, 2019, Page 17)

The exhibition will be on display from February 15 through April 5, 2020.

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center
8371 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR

First Saturday Reception:
March 7, 2020

Gallery Hours:
Friday through Sunday