Gathering Lightness | Jen Vaughn
May 2–26, 2016 | White Gallery
Reception: Thursday, May 5, 2016 | 6–8pm
Curated by Cass Ray
Gathering Lightness is a two-part audiovisual meditation prospecting questions on humanness and the boundaries between the body and the natural world. Soft flesh and saturated colors mark the surface of Unmoor, providing a sense of a dream or somehow familiar experience. There is a sense of collapsing and expanding, anchoring and release, embryonic safety and frail vulnerability, and a longing for coexistence.
Any Object, At a Distance revels in the psychological effects of the future, the imposing force of nature upon our ability to comprehend the edges of the self. It is a reminder of all that remains out of control and offers space for contemplation in an effort to cultivate a momentary release of our grandiose senses of selves.
Jen Vaughn is a Portland based artist and designer currently exploring ideas of humanness, intimacy, and blurred body boundaries through film, sculpture, and installation art. Her work has been exhibited throughout California, Nevada, and the Pacific Northwest. Major publications include American Photography Magazine and the Mamiya Award of Excellence. She received a bachelor’s degree in Art Practices from Portland State University and will begin a master of fine arts at the University of Oregon in 2016.