First Thursday Reception: February 7, 6 - 8 pm
Julia Mangold is a Munich-born minimalist sculptor whose work explores form and materiality. Mangold’s sculptures possess an immense physical presence and the new works on paper convey the voluminous depth and sensuous geometry of her three-dimensional artworks. The bold new series demonstrates Mangold’s multifaceted practice where geometry, volume and proportion find accord.
Mangold densely layers velvety blue-black pigments onto thick papers which absorb the texture and weight of her process. Two wall sculptures will be shown alongside her recent series on paper, which will be presented outside of frames to highlight the exquisite detail, depth and physicality of the drawings.
Julia Mangold has exhibited nationally and internationally, and her work is included in the collections of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), Yale University Art Museum (New Haven, CT), Museum of Fine Arts Houston (Houston, TX), the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY) and the Deutscher Bundestag (Berlin, Germany). In 2015, Mangold was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Mies van der Rohe Haus in Berlin, Germany.
Also on view in our exterior video window are installations by video artist Fernanda D’Agostino, which will shown in conjunction with Portland Light Festival and the Portland Art Museum exhibition, the map is not the territory. D’Augostino’s Borderline series features five installations and performances that investigate the intersection of mass migration, generational trauma and climate crisis and how these intertwine both for individuals and across social systems.