With @937, we presented six months of art programming at 937 NW Glisan in Portland with generous support from 937 Condominiums and New & Neville Real Estate Services. Our goal with this limited engagement endeavor was to connect a larger Portland audience to the vibrancy of visual and performing arts happening outside of the Pearl District.
Transfixed by grey, Blair Saxon Hill’s Tonal Sequence (pictured) examined photographic space by way of physical articulation and documentation of sculpture. Photographic truth is commonly reliant on grey as neutral space and often dependent on the negation of photographic space as form. Throughout Saxon-Hill’s large-scale archival digital c-prints and a selection of cast forms, the existence of grey existed as both backdrop and sculptural space. Each collaged composition evoked spatial and subject ambiguities; a staged collapse along tonal swaths of background, real and implied.