Stacy is curated by Stephanie Snyder and Wynne Greenwood. Opening reception: September 12, 4–8 p.m. at the Cooley.
CULTURE-HEALING. In this commissioned project, celebrated queer feminist artist Wynne Greenwood transforms the Cooley Gallery into a studio and performance space in order to re-engage her groundbreaking art band—Tracy + the Plastics—in relationship to her most recent experimental video, installation, and object-based works. Tracy + the Plastics presents an expansive vision of public and private identity in which Greenwood performs live with two projected personae: Nikki (on keyboards) and Cola (on drums). The three women sing, banter, and chat—unfolding their relationship across seductively electric gaps of meaning and communication. In Greenwood’s words: “When an individual in a marginalized group talks to a recorded image of themselves it empowers the individual to open the door to the understanding and celebration that she/he/it can be deliberate.” Similarly, Greenwood’s most recent installations incorporate video and object-based works to create spaces of subjective encounter and healing. Stacy continues these currents in unexpected, new forms.
Dates: September 2 – October 19, 2014
Opening reception: September 12, 4–8 p.m. at the Cooley
Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery
3203 SE Woodstock, Portland, OR, 97202
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday (closed Monday) 12–5 p.m.
In the Reed College library, FREE