Pacific Northwest College of Art
Center for Contemporary Art and Culture

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Cognitive Dissonance: Molly Alloy

Feb 2, 2017 – Feb 28, 2017


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OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, February 2nd 6-8pm

Holt Gallery presents an exhibition of new paintings and installations by Molly Alloy, each suspended within the cognitive dissonance of culturally constructed whiteness. This show bluntly — though often humorously — confronts Alloys’ own internalized white supremacy, and how it shapes the frameworks and codes of her thoughts and lived experience. The work pointedly resists the urge to explain, defend, or soothe the abrasive fact of its theme, preferring to dwell in the tension.

ABOUT ALLOY Molly Alloy was born and raised in St. Louis, and made her home in Portland, OR in 2008. She has a Bachelor of Science in Studio Art from Skidmore College in NY, and is currently an MFA candidate at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. More at


511 Building - Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design
Holt Gallery
511 NW Broadway
Portland, Oregon, 97209   [map]

Free and open to the public


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