Saturday, October 22, 2011
Rhoda London & Harrison Higgs at PLACE PDX
Rhoda London & Harrison Higgs
Rhoda London and Harrison Higgs are working collaboratively on and … , an installation combining artifacts, video, and drawings used in a way that asks the audience to reflect on what’s next . London’s previous two works presented at Place examined mortality, memory, and death. The direction for this next installation carries on those themes, but ask whether the questions themselves are an act in futility. Their work will be delving into the space between what can be said and what shows itself. London and Higgs were a part of the inaugural exhibition in Place in June of 2010.
Rhoda London has curated many exhibitions in Portland, including the exhibition and conference for “The Other Portland: Art & Ecology in the 5th Quadrant,” and at Portland Art Center. She has also been involved in Art on the Peninsula, a group that held art exhibits in St. Johns at local stores and restaurants. London’s private work has been awarded a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and a grant from the California Arts Council. Her work about immigration is in the private collection of the Ellis Island Museum and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. She now teaches at Washington State University. www.rhodeworksart.com
Harrison Higgs uses photography, sculpture, printmaking, and digital imaging to reconsider the industrial impulse and its relationship to the individual. Most recently he participated in the group photo show, Range, at Archer Gallery (2011). Harrison participated in the inaugural exhibition for Place in 2010. In 2008, he received an Artist Trust GAP grant in visual art. His photography, installation, and video has been shown in Portland, Seattle, Toronto, Melbourne, Nashville, and Sofia, Bulgaria. Higgs teaches photography, digital imaging, and printmaking at Washington State University Vancouver. www.harrisonhiggs.com