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Wild Peninsula: Color & Sound in North Portland

October 7, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Woven tapestries, hand-appliqued textiles, and soundscapes created in response to the edge-of-wild spaces in St. Johns, Portland.

Wild Peninsula: Color and Sound in North Portland explores the strange interplay of nature, industry, preservation, disuse, and restoration in the edge-of-wild spaces in and around St. Johns, Portland. Over years of near-daily walks in the neighborhood where they are all long-term residents, textile artist Carolyn Hazel Drake, photographer Michael Brooks, and musician Eric Jordan have each found deep resonance in the specificity of the geography of the peninsula: Pier Park, the Baltimore Woods, Smith & Bybee Wetlands, and the St. Johns Prairie. This exhibition presents the impressions sampled from that natural and industrial palette in the form of textiles, photographs, and soundscapes.
A catalog, including 7” vinyl sound recording, will be produced for this exhibition, and a live performance of the soundscapes will occur at Speck’s Records in Kenton on October 7th.
This project is funded in part through generous support from the Regional Arts & Culture Council.


Carnation Contemporary
8371 N Interstate Avenue
Portland, OR 97217 United States
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