Lisa Jarrett | Imagining Home | Russo Lee Gallery | Installation View 02

Installation view, September 2018

Lisa Jarrett | Imagining Home | Russo Lee Gallery | installation view 07

Installation view, September 2018

Lisa Jarrett | Imagining Home | Russo Lee Gallery | Installation View 01

Installation view, September 2018

Lisa Jarrett | Imagining Home | Russo Lee Gallery | Installation View 03

Imagining Home—100 exercises in empathy (part 3), panels 1-5

2018

laserjet print on vinyl, acrylic substrate

10.5 inches diameter, each

Lisa Jarrett | Imagining Home | Russo Lee Gallery | Installation View 04

Imagining Home—100 exercises in empathy (part 3), panels 1-5 (detail)

2018

laserjet print on vinyl, acrylic substrate

10.5 inches diameter, each

Lisa Jarrett | Imagining Home | Russo Lee Gallery | Installation View 05

Imagining Home—100 exercises in empathy (part 3), panels 6-10

2018

laserjet print on vinyl, acrylic substrate

10.5 inches diameter, each

Lisa Jarrett | Imagining Home | Russo Lee Gallery | Installation View 06

Imagining Home—100 exercises in empathy (part 3), panels 11-15

2018

laserjet print on vinyl, acrylic substrate

10.5 inches diameter, each

Lisa Jarrett | The Treachery of Assimilation

The Treachery of Assimilation

2018

GOBO projection on acrylic substrate

dimensions variable

Jarrett - Imagining Home

Imagining Home (detail)

2018

non-archival laserjet print on 20 lb bond paper, edition of 100

48 x 36 inches

Press Release

Imagining Home -100 exercises in empathy (Part 3) by Lisa Jarrett is a participatory drawing project. Jarrett invited select participants to take turns creating an imaginary homeland from the same wad of her hair. The resulting three-dimensional drawings were then photocopied to create the two-dimensional maps presented in the exhibition. These maps are both symbols and questions. 

Lisa Jarrett is an artist and educator. She is Assistant Professor of Community and Context Arts at Portland State University’s School of Art + Design. She is co-founder and co-director of KSMoCA (King School Museum of Contemporary Art) in NE Portland. Her intersectional practice considers the politics of difference within a variety of settings including: schools, landscapes, fictions, racial imaginaries, studios, communities, museums, galleries, walls, mountains, mirrors, floors, rivers, and lenses. She exists and makes socially engaged work within the African Diaspora. She recently discovered that her primary medium is questions.