Pacific Northwest College of Art
Museum of Contemporary Craft

Found in: Exhibitions


Jun 15, 2013 – Aug 4, 2013



The Feldman Gallery at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) presents Topoanalysis, an immersive installation by Sarah McNeil. The installation consists of a forest of miniature tree sculptures, and a projected stop motion animation of an unconventional futuristic house.

Topoanalysis is named for Gaston Bachelard’s term for, “the systematic psychological study of the sites of our intimate lives.” And it was inspired by the artist’s curiosity about whether nonconforming architecture alters or influences the inhabitants.

McNeil will also deliver a lecture as part of PNCA’s Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series on June 20, 2013 at 6:30pm at PNCA.

Sarah McNeil is a story-teller whose work combines sculptural installation and contemporary animation. Growing up in a family of antique auctioneers in a small town on the coast of Maine, she inherited a collector’s love of handcrafted objects, historic artifacts, and the richly layered narratives behind them. She received her BFA in printmaking from the Maine College of Art and a MFA from The Mount Royal School of Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art. McNeil comes to PNCA fresh from residencies at the Vermont Studio Center as well as three months in Prague where she studied traditional Czech puppetry and puppet animation.



PNCA Main Campus
Philip Feldman Gallery
1241 NW Johnson St.
Portland, OR, 97209   [map]

Free and open to the public. Image courtesy of the artist.


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