For End Things, Ritter presents two bodies of work across two different venues. For PICA’s downtown headquarters, the artist has created a fountain which pumps water through its various ceramic appendages. This water is an vibrant force by which the artist reveals the tension between static and moving space. At Washington High School, Ritter expands on this notion of animating the inanimate through a series of precarious sculptures resting on soft surfaces. All of the works have been made from clay that the artist and a group of co-conspirators pulled up from the earth at various sites around Oregon. This reclaimed and raw “stuff” has been rehydrated and formed by the artist’s hands into a working material, which is then crafted and fired into what Ritter calls “charged objects.” Her ecstatic collages of video, sculptures, poetry, and performance come together to form an aggressive and hopeful statement about the importance of our relationship to the physical world.

Washington High School
September 7-16: Open Daily, 12-6:30pm
September 20-29: Thu–Fri, 12-6:30pm; Sat 12-4pm

PICA
September 7-16: Open Daily, 12-6:30pm
September 20-29: Thu–Fri, 12-6:30pm; Sat 12-4pm