Join us this Thursday for A Body Full, a performative gesture in response to Elizabeth Malaska's latest exhibition, by Tahni Holt and Luke Wyland. The performance will be followed by a conversation moderated by Meagan Atiyeh of the Oregon Arts Commission.
Elizabeth Malaska on working with Tahni Holt:
In Tahni I find an artist whose conceptual sphere and way of working are uncannily similar to my own. I have always thought of painting as performative. Albeit private, the act of making a painting deeply engages my body, and its attendant subconscious. I also experience my paintings as in motion. I am constantly endeavoring to make the body more in motion, harder to pin down. With the overlap in our formal languages and conceptual spheres, I wanted to engage Tahni's body and choreography in relation to my not-still / still works. What could I learn? What could I see anew? What could I discover?
This performance is supported by the Regional Arts & Culture Council and the Oregon Arts Commission.