May 7 – May 21, 2010
First Friday May 7th 6-9pm
galleryHomeland 2505 SE 11th Ave, Portland Oregon
Beautiful Possibility is a two-year, coast-to-coast touring project by Alison Pebworth investigating American history and contemporary culture. It takes the prototype of the 19th century American traveling show as inspiration for engaging people across the country in dialogue about what it means to be American.
galleryHOMELAND welcomes Beautiful Possibility and Alison Pebworth as part of it May exhibition and as part of the Aubrey Baer Residency Program. Fresh from Southern Exposure in San Francisco to our doors in Portland Oregon, Alison Pebworth brings a stunning show on Americana. Beautiful Possibility is a touring gallery-based exhibition that breaks the boundaries of the gallery walls and into the community. Through the exhibition, series of events, and gatherings surrounding the show, Beautiful Possibility reexamines American history through the imagery of America’s own. Pebworth also conducts research on “Americanitis” a late 19th century ailment first identified by traveling medicine peddlers through a series of events and field research. Using a customized mobile research unit, Pebworth investigates obscured local histories and conduct surveys of the local residents.
Please Join us at galleryHOMELAND and the Historic Ford Building
Beautiful Possibility May 7th 6-9pm for our Opening Reception
For more information please call Paul Middendorf at 503-819-9656 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 503-819-9656 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org