Join us this First Friday at sword+fern for a special opening party and viewing of Sarah Faith Gottesdiener's new work installation.
I happened upon some of Sarah's work this winter and contacted her right away about creating an installation at the studio. This request marks the beginning of a new movement toward reworking sword+fern as a loose and organic active work/show space. The tiny space will come alive with site specific pieces by opening large portions of the walls and floors to spontaneous inspiration and growing works.
The new sword+fern is meant to be an evolving ecosystem where artists come together to interpret their vision, teach each other, and share their work through synchronicity, stories, friendships, and magic.
Please do contact me anytime regarding showing your work or suggesting a spontaneous event or gathering. I am seeking new artists for the upcoming year.
I'm especially interested in events involving multi -media performance, lectures, and conversations on subjects such as technology, science, lost cultures, landscape design, community, film, feminism, botany, music, and functional art.
A message from Sarah Faith Gottesdiener:
I have created new work that is going up this week at the wonderful shop/gallery Sword and Fern, run by the very talented and awesome Emily Baker. I hope you can join us in your first Friday travels for a short reception this Friday, June 5th, from 6-8:30 to come check out the work and say hello. Refreshments will be served. The address is 811 E Burnside # 114 (in the same building as Grass Hut and Stand Up Comedy).
About the Show:
This installation created especially for the space takes on the subject of love lost and found. A forest of creatures, healing plants and patterns has been created as a meditation space for the viewer
to ruminate on support, solace, and the numerous gains that stem from loss.
Artist Bio: Sarah Faith Gottesdiener is an artist, designer, and musician living in Portland, OR. Her artwork has been shown at Miami Art Basel,
New York, Vancouver BC, San Francisco, and in numerous venues in Portland including Mark Wooley Gallery, Disjecta, Holocene, and many more.
Her illustrations have been published in Plan B Magazine, Make/shift magazine, Plazm magazine, and most recently in Queer Portland: Tales of the Rose City, edited by Ariel Gore.
She has created commercial work for Uniqlo, the Ace Hotel, Plazm, among others. Her band Gay Deceivers' first record, "Let it Come True", was released on Cherchez La Femme Projects in February.