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Strawberry Milk

Apr 4 6:00 PM - Apr 26 6:15 PM


511 Building - Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design

B10 Gallery

Graduate Exhibitions

511 NW Broadway
Portland, Oregon, 97209   [map]

Strawberry Milk Jaynee Watson Solo Exhibition

Layers of intimacy – of self – with others – with place.

Memory of intimacy – of self – for and with others – in place.

Watson’s practice produces drawings and sculpture that are at once playful and austere. Minimalist abstraction and multiples provide glimpses of situations and act as homage towards the bodies, spaces, and actions of a past sex worker’s life.

Materials are repurposed from previous work and are held close to the artist, her body functioning as a jig to imbue touch and intimacy of experience past and present.

Immediacy of drawing allows for a direct distillation and presentation of memory, a processing and memorialization of moments. The use of pale colors, off-white, various shades of pink are a direct reference to the body, her body, and the situations it has encountered over the years. Specific colors represent actions, bodies, and objects – a lexicon of homage created and presented.

-Hannah Bakken