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Artist explores personal history in BlackOut


BlackOut explores topics of recollection, documentation, family relationships and race. Oct. 27–31, Harry Wood Gallery, School of Art building.


Photo by Takara Portis

October 23, 2008

Who
Takara Portis is a Master of Fine Arts candidate in photography in the ASU Herberger College School of Art.

What
Takara Portis presents BlackOut, a collection of appropriated vintage images from her childhood in the 1980s and early 1990s. As the viewer sees this series, there will be a realization that a young child is removed from each photograph and replaced by a dark silhouette – the artist as a child. Portis’ process of deleting herself from the photographs explores topics of recollection, documentation, family relationships and race.

Where
Harry Wood Gallery, School of Art building, 900 S. Forest Mall, ASU Tempe campus

When
Exhibition: Oct. 27 – 31, 2008

Reception: Monday, Oct. 27, 7–9 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Monday –Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Cost
Free

Public Contact
Takara Portis
ASU Herberger College School of Art
Master of Fine Arts candidate
takaraportis@asu.edu

The School of Art is a division of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. Its printmaking, photography and art education programs are nationally ranked in the top 10, and its Master of Fine Arts program is ranked eighth among public institutions by U.S.News & World Report. The school includes four student galleries for solo and group shows by graduate and undergraduate art and photography students: Gallery 100, Harry Wood, Northlight and Step. To learn more about the School of Art, visit art.asu.edu.

Media Contact:
Nick DeFord
Interim Gallery coordinator
480.965.3468
Nicholas.DeFord@asu.edu