The North View Gallery on the Sylvania Campus of Portland Community College is pleased to reopen after two years, with Charged Voids, a new site-specific installation by the artist Avantika Bawa. (August 22 – October 27)
Throughout August, Bawa was in residence at the North View Gallery, installing a new iteration of her Scaffold Series. The gallery occupies one of the original 1968 Brutalist buildings at Sylvania, furthering the exploration Bawa began with A Brutal Affair, a series of drawings and prints inspired by the monumental rawness of Brutalist structures around the world, including in her hometown New Delhi. This new project merges Bawa's interest in Brutalism with the Scaffold Series, in which Bawa uses the staging and support structure, integral to the process of construction, as a framing device to expose what has already been built.