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Embracing Connections

October 6-October 26

An immersive cerebral wilderness installation exploring the resilience of the mind

Visitors will find themselves beneath an imagined landscape of the mind. Dendritic arms made of fabric-wrapped wire reach out to create an illuminated experience of neuroplasticity. Corseted around each neuron is netted fabric that shimmers in its embrace of memories held within each synaptic connection. Ink portraits of untangled, overlapping individual neurons painted on hand dyed kozo paper line the gallery walls for closer examination. The human mind with its 86 billion neurons is a resilient force for adaptation and regeneration through its ever-changing landscape of connections.

In magnifying and re-imagining these hidden molecular structures, multimedia artist Kindra Crick aims to evoke wonder and offer an imagined vision of the spectacular biological machinery which comprise the very core of our memories, sensations, thoughts and our essential sense of self. This immersive installation was originally initiated in 2015 during an art-science collaboration between Crick and neuroscientist Dr. John Harkness.

There will be an opening reception for this exhibit Thursday, October 6, 5-8 pm


Galeria Hours

10-6pm, M-F

Saturdays are by appointment only. Please send your request to place@place.la


October 6, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
October 26, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
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Kindra Crick


735 NW 18th Ave,
Portland, OR 97209
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