You are here

Katie Torn: Low Tide

Country:

City:

Categories:

Date: 
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 to Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Opening: 
Thursday, 3 August 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Before a tsunami hits there is a period of calmness. The ocean recedes below the expected low tide, revealing a world that is usually inaccessible. Its newness is seductive and there is a moment of wonderment. The ocean floor calls to us like a predator luring in its prey.

This, Torn's second solo exhibition with Upfor, includes works on paper and two video installations which use an imagined ocean at low tide as their setting. The works on paper are collages composed from original 3D renderings, photographs of Torn’s sculptures, paint, and found images. The abstract figures they depict stand in yoga poses, covered by plastic waste. They are, in Torn’s words, “overwhelmed female bodies, desperately trying to adapt to a decaying, physical world that is consumed by image and simulations." The video installations feature female sea creatures, similarly overwrought by their environments: one a mermaid expelling oil-like substances from a tangle of detritus; another entering into the world of selfies as she poses for the camera, her face and body layered with Snapchat-like filters and special effects.

Low Tide is the last in a series of three solo exhibitions by gallery artists working primarily in media art. The prior exhibitions are She Who Sees the Unknown: Huma by Morehshin Allahyari (June 1 through 24) and Axis Spread by Brenna Murphy (June 28 through July 22).

Artist ( Description ): 

Katie Torn (b. 1982, New York, New York) holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Notable presentations and screenings of her work include Wayne State University, Detroit (2017); XPO Gallery, Paris (2017); Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv (2015); MoMA PS1, New York (2014); Tate Britain, London (2014); MOCA Los Angeles (2013), and bitforms gallery, New York (2013). Torn was a 2013 Fellow at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, as well as artist-in-residence at LMCC Process Space on Governor’s Island (2016) and The Institute of Electronic Arts in Alfred, New York (2014). More about this artist.

Telephone: 
1-503-227-5111
Venue ( Address ): 

Upfor Gallery

Upfor Gallery , Portland

Other events from Upfor Gallery

view
Alix Pearlstein: Harem ROOM-1 and Two Women
01/31/2018 to 02/24/2018
view
Gingham | Ensō
12/06/2017 to 01/27/2018
view
Ben Buswell: The Story is Not the Story
10/19/2017 to 12/02/2017
view
Rodrigo Valenzuela: General Song
09/06/2017 to 10/14/2017

Pages

 

Related Shows This Week

view
Thinkspace Projects December Shows and Toy Drive
12/03/2022 to 12/31/2022
view
Exhibition during Art Basel, Art Week, Wynwood Gallery, Miami, FL
11/28/2022 to 12/10/2022
view
Dóra Maurer: Stages
11/29/2022 to 02/03/2023
view
AfriKin Art 2022 - The Beautyful Ones Are (Not Yet) Born
12/01/2022 to 12/04/2022
view
MÁTÉ DOBOKAY • REVELATION(S)
10/27/2022 to 12/23/2022
view
Wheel Throwing Beginner-Intermediate with Katie Francis
11/05/2022 to 12/17/2022
view
Inger Johanne Grytting: Life Lines
11/19/2022 to 01/14/2023
view
Loiter Galleries presents ‘MOMENT to MOMENT’ Laura Letchinger and special guest, Piece by Piece
12/03/2022 to 01/07/2023

Pages