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Jennifer Brommer at Pushdot Studio
June 7 @ 8:30 am - July 30 @ 5:00 pm
Jennifer Brommer, Memories Of My Mother + Recent Works
June 4th- July 30th, 2021
2505 SE 11th Avenue, Suite 104
(in the Ford Building, enter on Division Street)
Portland, OR 97202
Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri. 8:30am to 5:00pm, free admission
My Mother was Paranoid Schizophrenic. I barely knew who she was. But I have glimpses filtered through youth and time, as a teen visiting her through the halls of Bellevue Hospital, or living with her during the early 90s in NYC hotels such as the Chelsea. This project is to recreate scenes that took place to understand who she was. It’s also about me, this kid in the world contending with my mother’s mental illness and the way a child develops a sense of identity in such a setting. This project was photographed in Nashville and Portland using staged sets to reimagine these experiences: a home, hotels, hospitals and environs that suggest institutions.
Recent works will also be displayed.
Thank you to Regional Arts and Cultural Council for the project grant to pursue this project.