SEPTEMBER 2023 EXHIBITION: POSIE KALIN, “I Am Who I Am Becoming”
EXHIBITION DATES: September 8th, 2023 – September 30th
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, September 8th, 2023; 4:00 – 8:00 PM
GALLERY HOURS: Fridays 12:00 – 8:00 PM, except day of exhibit opening: Saturdays 12:00 – 8:00 PM
Posie Kalin (she/her) is an artist, musician and arts educator. She received her MFA from Portland State University 2008. Her artwork explores a broad spectrum of mediums including film, music, photography, choreography, installation, painting and sculpture. Kalin’s methodologies, within her art practice, takes liberty with the aleatoric process bringing her closer to a kind of alchemical journey which is embedded in the artworks themselves.
In her new body of work titled, I Am Who I Am Becoming, Kalin explores memory and identity. Materials used in this body of work were collected over 20 years by Kalin’s late father whose hobby was to scavenge through second hand stores searching for wool shirts among other things. By reconstructing the wool shirts into new forms Kalin touches on the meaning of memories and how they shape who we are in the present. These new forms weave different elements together searching for threads of meaning that may reveal hints or clues supporting Kalin’s inquiry as they visually obscure or hide unrealized truths. Kalin’s hope is that embedded in the work is a place where viewers can investigate and create their own narratives through photographs, sculpture and installation art that provoke thoughts of who you are and who you are becoming.