[GBW] NEW BOOK ART EXHIBITION AT 23 SANDY GALLERY IN PORTLAND, OR

Laura Russell simplybooksltd at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 17:16:54 EST 2015


23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, Oregon  is very exited to open our latest exhibition: BLOOD QUANTUM!

On view in the gallery now through December 19, 2015
Artist reception today, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

BLOOD QUANTUM is a concept that refers to the degree of ancestry for an individual of a specific racial or ethnic group such as Native Americans. This concept leads to thinking about ancestry, identity, heritage, family history and personal cultural narrative. Artist books, as multi-surfaced and textural objects, are a perfect medium to explore such complex and powerful topics. Artists responded to our call with deeply felt, thoughtful works—at once celebration, remembrance and reflection. 

During a brainstorming session a couple of years ago, the Blood Quantum concept was suggested by Erin Mickelson, 23 Sandy’s long-time, beloved, and recently relocated gallery assistant. Erin’s ancestry is Native American, yet she feels “whole, halved, and halved again” as the last generation with a high enough blood quantum for tribal membership. Her multi-media book work in the show attempts to preserve her tribe’s language while also creating a history for her son. We are grateful for her voice and for the voice of every single artist who created heartfelt, personal work for this show. 

This exhibition features works by: Camila Araya, Marisol Ardon, Alicia Bailey, Anita Bigelow, Abigail Boroughs, Jess Buckley, Ginger Burrell, Rebecca Chamlee, MalPina Chan, Lucy Childs, Kyle Anthony Clark, Guylaine Couture, Amanda D'Amico, Mari Eckstein Gower, Colette Fu, Patricia Grass, Roni Gross, Malini Gupta, Katie Nelson Harper, Jihae Kwon, Leslie Marsh, Erin Mickelson, Allison Leialoha Milham, Birgit Nielsen, Jeff Nilan, Barry O'Keefe, Renée Owen, Bettina Pauly, Dr. Bob Pliny, Daniela Ragan, Anita Rankin, John Retallack, Mado Reznik, Matt Runkle, Dina Scheel, Kristin Serafini, Kristin Serafini, Krista Sharp, Lynn Skordal, Priscilla Spitler, Cindy Steiler, Sha Towers, Hidde Van Duym, Elsi Vassdal Ellis, Ines von Ketelhodt, Zoe Waller, Laurie Weiss, Ellen Ziegler, Karen Zimmermann

An online catalogue of all 48 works in the show can be found at: http://23sandy.com/works/bloodq <http://23sandy.com/works/bloodq>

Enjoy!

Laura

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Laura Russell
23 Sandy Gallery
623 NE 23rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503-927-4409
Email: 23sandygallery at gmail.com <mailto:23sandygallery at gmail.com>

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**********************
Laura Russell
23 Sandy Gallery
623 NE 23rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503-927-4409
Email: 23sandygallery at gmail.com <mailto:23sandygallery at gmail.com>

Keep Up With 23 Sandy Gallery News
Web site: 	www.23Sandy.com <http://www.23sandy.com/>
Blog: 	www.23sandy.com/works/blog <http://www.23sandy.com/works/blog>
Facebook: www.facebook.com/23sandygallery

Laura's Personal Web Site: www.laurarussell.com

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