special guest performance
"I let myself feed into desires and impulses. The product embodies my human experience. The dynamic of cause and effect is seen visually by the accumulation of a material partaking in a repetitious action. The power and acceptance of fragility is highlighted in the physicality of the materials that are activating a sense of time and action. It is an example of a cause triggering a series of changes within a complicated and reactive system. The materiality of the body is not separate from emotionality."
KAYLEY BEREZNEY (born 1991 Rochester, NY) is an interdisciplinary artist. She holds a BFA (2013) in Painting & Sculpture from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY and an MFA (2017) in Contemporary Art Practice from Portland State University. Since 2013 Berezney has been a member of Big Irv’s an artist collective and gallery in Brooklyn, NY. As event coordinator she produced monthly art and music programming. Berezney has exhibited throughout the United States including Massery Gallery (2013), Piccotte Gallery (2013), Essex Gallery (2013), Mad Lark (2013), Center for Art and Design (2013) , Silent Barn (2014), Pioneer Works (2016), and Littman Gallery (2017), Disclaimer Gallery (forthcoming, 2017). Her exhibitions have been featured in Portland Mercury, Oregonian, KOIN 6, among others.
June 22nd, 7pm
9 NW 2nd Ave, Portland OR