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Lewis & Clark at Exquisite Gorge

September 29-December 15

Collaborative imaginings of the Columbia River in fiber sculpture and woodblock print

This exhibit focuses on the contributions of Lewis & Clark students over the past five years to Exquisite Gorge, a community-driven art project sponsored by the Maryhill Museum of Art in Goldendale, WA. Based on the Surrealist conceit of “exquisite corpse,” each iteration of Exquisite Gorge involves ten teams of artists and communities working on six-foot-long art pieces representing different sections of the Columbia River. Such communities have included veterans’ organizations, tribal groups, area high school students and library patrons, and other residents of specific portions of the Columbia River Gorge. When completed, these sections are then assembled to create a massive, sixty-foot artwork that reflects the diversity of interests and concerns of the Gorge as a whole
The Hoffman Gallery is excited to show Exquisite Gorge I and II together for the first time, as well as to highlight work on both of them by past and present Lewis & Clark students. Exquisite Gorge I was a woodblock print created in 2019, while Exquisite Gorge II is a fiber arts sculpture that was finished this past summer. The exhibit also includes related work by Exquisite Gorge artists such as Amanda Triplett, Francisco and Laura Bautista, and Jane Pagliarulo.
The opening reception for this event will be Thursday, September 29, from 5 to 7 pm.


September 29, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
December 15, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art
615 S. Palatine Hill Road,
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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