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I <3 Real Life

October 1-October 31

An exhibition featuring textile and fiber works by emerging artists.

The exhibition “I <3 Real Life” is the congregation of a collective of young artists who are working with the materiality of fabric and textile as a basis for their communication. These small whispers are hints and peaks concerning the funny and cute, the seeking and exploring. unassuming, conversational words that speak most directly to everyday practices of production, circulation, and consumption. It is becoming harder for young artists to show work in person. Expectations concerning digitalization in colleges and universities have made our conversations concerning craft poorer and less personal. In this exhibition we wish to shift our focus from digital presentation to a more tactile interaction as a way to regain dialogue and friendships in our communities.

Kiana Lamberton @Lamborghiniana

Kiana Lamberton, is a multifaceted artist from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her work is an assemblage of soft moments, shown through the representation of objects and places from her childhood. Sometimes it feels like 2000’s nostalgia, or sitting on the banco of her grandmother’s adobe house. Often it looks like an arch formed in the desert, or a precious moments figurine. Lamberton is currently based in Portland, Oregon where she obtained her BFA in General Fine Arts from PNCA in 2021.

Tuesday Lewman @Tuesdayforever

Tuesday Lewman (b. 1999, Carlsbad, CA) is a fiber artist and designer. Her object and image-making practice honors the historically peripheral forms of knitting, weaving, and sewing while untangling notions of utility, autonomy, labor, and adornment associated with craft. Lewman holds a BFA in fibers from the University of Oregon. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at Foyer Gallery, Eugene, OR, LaVerne Krause Gallery, Eugene, OR, and the United States Capitol Building, Washington D.C.

Morgan Exene @horsegirl9to5

Morgan Exene Klauber (b. 1999) is a multidisciplinary artist whose work combines both traditional and digital mediums, as well as text and image. Born and raised in Texas, her work often includes cowboy or horse-related imagery and is heavily inspired by the deep south, nostalgia, and human connection. Her work exists in a place without physical parameters, allowing the image to flow between a physical and more ethereal, dreamlike plane. Currently attending the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Klauber is pursuing her BFA in Intermediate Studies.

Marnie Pagter @M_a_rtini

Marnie Pagter (b. 1999) was born in Eugene, Oregon, and resides in Portland, Oregon. They are enrolled at the Pacific Northwest College of Art where they are majoring in Intermedia. They have previously shown work at the SpringfieldMuseum, Emerald Art Center, and Maude Kerns Art Center. Their body of work moves smoothly between sound, painting, illustration, and installation. Through the artist’s multidisciplinary approach they have interrogated topics such as anthropology, film, climate chaos, and sexuality.

Jake Deering @Jake.deering

Jake Deering is a multidisciplinary artist and designer located in Portland, Oregon. Their works investigate early internet culture and rudimentary visual rendering —transcending from screen to flesh through digital printmaking. Ranging from clothing to image to sculpture, they create a world almost unfamiliar: super-natural, unreal, dripping with slime, and sweetly abject. They are currently attending thePacific Northwest College of Art and are a candidate to receive their BFA in 2022.

Noah Beckham @smartphonecandy

Noah Beckham is a non-binary, interdisciplinary, African American artist, who resides currently in Portland, Oregon. Beckham creates by painting, performance work, curating objects, digital collages, and writing. This emerging artist practices“Recycling, Reusing, and Renewing” material and documentation, as a way to create a hybrid experience that is accessible both digitally and physically. This practice is evolving into a process that allows the artist to “Deconstruct, Reconstruct, and Reintroduce” an idea.

The opening for tis exhibition will take place on October 1, 5pm – 7pm.

Monday – Thursday 11am-7pm
Friday – Saturday 11am – 8pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

This exhibit has been sponsored by TextileX.

All in-person events must follow the COVID-19 Guidelines below:

  • Vaccination is required for in-person events. Organizers may request proof of vaccination at their discretion.
  • Please wear a mask at all times, indoors and outdoors.
  • Social distancing is required at both indoor and outdoor venues.
  • If you are feeling sick, please stay home.
  • For more information and on Oregon’s COVID-19 recommendations please refer to CDC guidelines.


October 1, 2021 @ 11:00 am
October 31, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
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Organized By

Jens Pettersen


Portland TextileX Month Space at Gallery Go Go
700 Sw 5th Ave #3015
Portland, OR 97204 United States
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