35th & Harrison considers the ways in which temporary housing is transformed from an impersonal to personal space. Personal possessions, acts of care and traditions make these spaces our own. The objects one selects to display and live alongside provide a tangible reflection of the resident’s character, or, by extension, a reflection of the relationship between people.
This body of work contrasts the objects my partner and I brought to our apartment with the fixed architectural features and surrounding environment. The works explore how we have created a home that reflects us within the framework of an architecture that remains unchanged with each new tenant.
Abi Joyce-Shaw is a painter, drawer and pyrography artist based in Portland, OR. She earned her BA in Studio Art at Lewis & Clark College located in Portland, OR. Her work has been shown at the Hoffman Gallery and most recently in Blackfish Gallery’s Recent Graduates Exhibition in July of 2018.
GALLERY SEASON SPONSOR: ART ELEMENTS GALLERY