Pacific Northwest College of Art
Center for Contemporary Art and Culture

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Same Same But Different: Aaron De Lanty + Eliot Park

Mar 20, 2017 – Apr 1, 2017


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Through made objects and objective observation, Same Same, but Different invites the viewer to a space where humanity has alternately omitted technology or has been subsumed by it.

Aaron De Lanty constructs physical situations that appropriate hyper real digital imagery, thereby destabilizing the comfort zone of the everyday. Through the proliferation of constructed images, he disrupts the systems that commodify identity through data collection.

Eliot Park fills space with meaningless objects using decolonized methodologies to change how one orients themselves to the world. With functional craft objects, he renegotiates the hierarchy of the gallery space.

The physiological phenomenon of both of their works allude to a dystopia/utopia where a hyper real everydayness disembodied the experience and identity of the viewer in the hegemony of a consumer culture. Their making is a disruptive process that finds comfort in introducing chaos to order.

Opening Reception: Monday, March 20th // 6-9pm

Curatorial Fellow and MFA in Visual Studies candidate, Elena Thomas, is the present facilitator of exhibitions at the Lodge Gallery inside Allied Works Architecture and PNCA’s Holt Gallery / Student Project Space at 511 NW Broadway.


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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