[Local events] Fri 8/5: Opening for James Jack, Stories from Khayalan Island
david at passagesbookshop.com
Sat Jul 23 18:33:42 PDT 2016
*Stories from Khayalan Island*
Drawings by James Jack/
*August 5 - September 17*
Opening reception with the artist:
*First Friday, August 5, 6:00-9:00 pm*
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 12:00 to 6:00 pm
*Passages Bookshop* <http://www.passagesbookshop.com>
1223 NE ML King Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232
info at passagesbookshop.com
* Pulau Khayalan* (/pəˈlou ˈhäyālan/) is an island rumored to have
disappeared from the Singapore Harbor at the beginning of the 19th
century. */Stories of Khayalan/* is a collective attempt to rediscover
the island, based on the stories of islanders in the Riau archipelago.
During the search, fragments have come to light: a wood scrap
from a fishing vessel, a light bulb covered with barnacles, a flat boat
nail. Some appear to be artifacts, others tools, but most remain
unidentified. To revive their places in the stories, imaginative methods
must be utilized.
For the current exhibition, the artist has made a special
selection of original works on paper, executed in handmade walnut ink.
These drawings are part of an active attempt to amplify multiple voices
found within fragments from the past.
*James Jack* <http://www.jamesjack.org> (b. 1979) has developed socially
engaged art works for Setouchi International Art Festival, Busan
Biennale Sea Art Festival, Echigo-Tsumari Triennal, Art Base Momshima,
and the Water and Land Art Festival in Niigata. He's had solo
exhibitions at the Honolulu Museum of Art, TAMA Gallery (New York),
Beppu-Wiarda Gallery (Portland), Satoshi Koyama Gallery (Tokyo),
Portland Art Center, and the Centre for Contemporary Art Studios in
His writings have been published in /Art Asia Pacific, Japan
Times, Modern Art Asia/, as well as in exhibition catalogues published
by Blum & Poe Gallery, Lasalle College of the Arts Singapore, Satoshi
Koyama Gallery, and the Contemporary Museum of Hawai’i.
Jack moved to Japan as a Crown Prince Akihito Fellow in 2008,
and has been based there since. After completing a PhD at Tokyo
University of the Arts, he helped establish the Global Art Practice
graduate program there. He is currently Artist and Postdoctoral Fellow
at the Social Art Lab at Kyushu University in Fukuoka. For more
information, please visit jamesjack.org.
1223 NE MLK
Portland, OR 97232
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