Jennifer Steinkamp - Judy Crook 1

Jennifer Steinkamp (American, born 1958), “Judy Crook 1”, 2012, video installation, dimensions variable, Edition of 1; Courtesy the artist, ACME, Los Angeles, greengrassi, London and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong

Jennifer Steinkamp at the Portland Art Museum

The Portland Art Museum presents an exhibition featuring the internationally renowned media artist Jennifer Steinkamp (American, born 1958). July 8 to September 17, 2017. Steinkamp creates highly detailed, digital animations of motifs from the natural world.

Source: Portland Art Museum

Projected at very large scale, Steinkamp’s works activate the architectural spaces in which they are shown and play with the limits of perception by opening up an almost otherworldly sense of space.

The exhibition provides a dynamic counterpoint to “Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon”. Yeon was a true Northwest original, deeply captivated and influenced by the beauty of the region. Steinkamp’s sensitivity to nature and time echoes his concerns, while she employs thoroughly contemporary tools for her expressions.

This exhibition of Steinkamp’s work is also the Museum’s primary contribution as a partner institution of Converge 45, a city-wide contemporary art program in August 2017 that encourages collaboration across venues under the theme of “You in Mind” established by guest artistic director Kristy Edmunds. Intersection @ Converge 45, a four-day program of exhibitions and special events, will take place August 9–12, 2017, and offer special viewings of this exhibition.

Jennifer Steinkamp’s work has been featured in exhibitions across the United States, Europe, and Asia, and is in numerous public and private collections. A professor in the department of Design Media Arts at UCLA, Steinkamp visited Portland in May 2014 for a discussion of her work in the Museum’s Critical Conversations series.

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