In the exhibition This Fable is Intended for You: A Work-Energy Principle: Final, multi-disciplinary artist MK Guth presents woven rope vessels and forms created as the final chapter of a public project with the World Financial Center started in New York in 2009-10. The original project highlighted the human presence and connectivity of the people in the neighborhood, as well as those who work in the World Financial Center. The components of the objects in this exhibition were first displayed in New York and were part of a performance that intertwined 24 people in an evolving set of sculptural shapes. The resulting works in the Portland exhibition act as vessels to hold these bits of human presence, histories, performances and narratives of the project.
MK Guth lives and works in Portland, Oregon. She received a Betty Bowen Special Recognition Award administered through Seattle Art Museum (Seattle, WA) and an Award of Merit from the Bellevue Art Museum (Bellevue, WA). Guth received a project commission from the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (Portland, OR) and a project commission from the Melbourne International Arts Festival (Melbourne, Australia). MK Guth was featured in the 2008 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY), and has exhibited with numerous other galleries and institutions, including the Boise Art Museum (Boise, ID), A Gentil Carioca (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), The Melbourne International Arts Festival (Melbourne, Australia), Nottdance Festival (Nottingham, UK), Swiss Institute (New York, NY), White Columns (New York, NY), Artists Space (New York, NY), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco, CA), and the Henry Art Museum at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA).