This group exhibition explores, among other values, "ideas of identity, representation, inclusion, citizenship, labor, landscape, cityscape, ecology, trade, regionalism and globalism." If that sounds like a ton of ground to cover, you're right—but since Assembly is staged across three downtown Portland venues and features 13 artists, including consistently slick creatives like Vo Vo, Lisa Jarrett, and Sara Siestreem, I think it'll accomplish its goals. I recommend checking out the three-pronged show's installments at PNCA, where you'll find Jeremy Okai Davis’s heavy-hitting portraits and Adriene Cruz’s vibrant textiles, and Stelo Arts, where you'll find Judith Wyss's curious miniature dioramas and Jessica Jackson Hutchins's bulbous forms.
by Lindsay Costello
Assembly is installed at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Parallax Art Center, and Stelo Arts.
See website for open hours at each location.