One Grand Gallery
THING ONE THING TWO (also known as Strange But True: Earth is Not Round) examines the intersecting lines of art and design. Running concurrent with Design Week Portland, April 1–23, 2016, a reception on Wednesday, April 20th invites many of the participating artists to the gallery.
Inherent in function-driven design, there is a calculated interaction between product and consumer. Art, however, is primarily made as an expression of the artist, with audience interpretation being secondary.
These two modes of communication come together to produce unfamiliar forms and shapes, other times resulting in the significance of familiar artifacts being reinterpreted.
Touching upon themes from Bill Brown's "Thing Theory," THING ONE THING TWO brings together seven artists investigating object-interaction. Once removed of their original intent, objects become things and their namelessness gives them a new power.
Participating artists include:
Joshua West Smith