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Riddles, Bunnyheads and Asides 2018-02-15T19:15:20+00:00

Riddles, Bunnyheads and Asides

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Riddles, Bunnyheads and Asides

Christine Bourdette: Riddles, Bunnyheads and Asides picks up shortly after Rites of Passage left off and follows the artist’s course as she developed a fully three-dimensional vocabulary and a mastery of materials. The show includes more than 50 sculptures and six drawings from 1987 to the present and is the most comprehensive exhibition of Bourdette’s work to date. Bourdette makes art that comments on social, political and simply human predicaments. Her commentary is often indirect and laced with humor that appears to grow out of both affection and frustration with the foibles of our kind.

Over the past three decades, Christine Bourdette has become one of the Northwest’s most accomplished sculptors. Bourdette’s artworks are included in many private and public collections, including those of the Portland Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Boise Art Museum and Reed College. Her public commissions can be experienced in numerous cities, including Portland, Seattle, and Phoenix. She is also known for her collaborations with other artists such as choreographers Mary Oslund, Minh Tran and Kristy Edmunds, and filmmakers Jim Blashfield and Joanna Priestley. In 1992, Christine Bourdette became the first recipient of the Bonnie Bronson Fellowship Award, and, in 2000, the Regional Arts & Culture Council honored her with a Visual Artist Fellowship. These have been decades filled with formal, intellectual and collaborative explorations beyond the scope possible in an exhibition or book, and we hope our efforts will encourage viewers and readers to explore her work further.

Curated by: Terri Hopkins

On View: September 8 – October 22, 2008