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Statement

For 2018-2019, we have resumed our exhibition program in The Office, in which we are presenting works by invited, unrepresented artists in the region. This series of shows will each run for two months and is curated by Disjecta Director Blake Shell.

Press Release

Maya Vivas is a ceramic sculptor and performance artist residing in Portland, OR. She uses the pliable nature of clay to mold gestural sculptures that are an extension of her body and, in turn, become their own autonomous beings. According to the artist, “I sculpt with shadow and light as an exploration of the senses; creating folds, complexity and narrative…retranslating these motifs into newly …

Maya Vivas is a ceramic sculptor and performance artist residing in Portland, OR. She uses the pliable nature of clay to mold gestural sculptures that are an extension of her body and, in turn, become their own autonomous beings. According to the artist, “I sculpt with shadow and light as an exploration of the senses; creating folds, complexity and narrative…retranslating these motifs into newly invented forms that are alive, sensual, and dynamic.” Topics of race, identity, and gender also inform the artist’s work and are evident in this current exhibition.

Gallery

Location

805 NW 21st Avenue
Portland, OR, US