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"Please read before"

Aug 9 12:00 AM - Sep 30 12:00 AM


511 Building - Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design

157 Gallery


511 NW Broadway
Portland, Oregon, 97209   [map]

To whom it may concern,

Words and text surround us like never before. Libraries exist in the palm of our hand. Pop-ups need to be blocked. There’s just too many emails to read. In a world and at a time when the news is nonstop and politics are a tweet away, what does it mean to read? What role do physical books play? Who has the time to read the whole thing? There’s always more data to consume, more websites to bookmark, more images to look at, and our attention spans are shortening. Amidst all that, this show offers a broad look at the forms and experiences of books and reading.

TL;DR this show is about books, text, and the time it takes to read.

Featuring work by by alumni Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen and students Alejandra Arias Sevilla, Julian Adoff, and Russell Wood.

The show is organized by PNCA Graduate Curatorial Fellows Qamuuqin Maxwell a dual-degree student in the MFA in Visual Studies and MA in Critical Studies programs and Kelly Brand a student in the MFA in Visual Studies program to coincide with Converge45.