May 6th – June 9th, 2015
Faults, fissures, and rifts expand. The earth is shifting beneath us. Time passes and the in-between spaces grow. In Faultlines (reason 2), Abigail McNamara’s stitches, like the steadily growth of the fault, mark the passing of time. Her approach is slow and repetitive as she works to suspend the rift in its parting and to examine the in-between.
“I meditate on the simplicity of working with my hands, as I seek to access the spaces that lie between the things I know. I try to find comfort in uncertainty, the space where true possibility lies.“
Abigail McNamara (b. Missoula, Montana) is a sculptor, drawer, and installation artist. McNamara received a B.A. in Studio Art from Lewis & Clark College (Portland, Oregon) in 2012. She recently received a Career Opportunity Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission. In 2013, she was selected as an artist-in residence by Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts as well as Grin City Collective. McNamara is currently based in Portland, Oregon.