June 4 - 30, 2016
Gallery Hours | Sat–Sun 12–4pm, or by appointment
Opening Reception | Saturday June 4th | 58pm
Rainmaker Artist Residency
2337 NW York St #201, Portland, OR 97210
Rainmaker Artist Residency is pleased to announce Third Space -- a two-person exhibition featuring the work of Portland-based artists and Rainmaker residents Bukola Koiki and Kathryn Yancey.
In Third Space, Koiki and Yancey seek out and investigate hybrid spaces as locations of shifting physical and cultural realities. Through video, sculpture, and performance, the artists examine the often blurred and intangible locations, selves, and identities that constitute their lived, daily experiences.
Mining personal, physical and material based cultural memories, Koiki seeks to explore the immigrant experience of cultural displacement and dislocation by attempting to imbibe through repetition, the Yoruba female rite of passage of tying a gele (a head tie worn for special occasions) and documenting her own repeated attempts to claim a piece of her culture that she was unable to to learn at the feet of her mother, so to speak. Furthering this exploration of dislocation is the use of surrogate versions of the original textiles, made in Tyvek and canvas using experimental techniques in dyeing and image transfer.
Intuitively reacting to urban and domestic spaces, Yancey uses video to explore the formal elements of painting and sculpture. In an attempt to connect inner and outer, virtual and physical, organic and synthetic, Yancey presents digital, timebased media as sculptural form.