Positive review for Katie Torn's "The End of Flutter Valley"

Theo Downes-Le Guin
Jul 30, 2014 9:47PM

Katie Torn's work on view at Upfor through August 2 has fascinated viewers with its uncanny blending of real and digital images. We are gratified with the positive critical reception as well.

John Motley writing in The Oregonian observes that "[while] Torn's work is rooted in generational nostalgia...it's far from stuck in the past. Instead, it smartly examines how technology is evolving the way we perceive the world."

In Artinfo, Scott Indrisek writes that "It’s this state of uncomfortable in-betweenness that makes Torn’s images fascinating, examining a world that seems to be simultaneously alive and dead — a lonely junk universe, an array of monuments to a civilization that killed itself."

Theo Downes-Le Guin