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Kristin Cole at Uncorked Studios
November 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kristin Cole, 45 Reasons Why
Opening Reception | Nov. 2, 2018 (by RSVP) 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Public Viewing | Nov. 3 – 4, 2018 12:00 – 4:00 pm
811 SE Stark St. #300, Portland OR 97214
“Seeking: Anyone willing to be photographed with an object of their choice that represents an idea, belief, value, or right threatened under the current administration.” That was my call to the community recently asking for participants in this artivist (art + activism) project. The idea for this project was sparked on the day Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court. The anger I felt was not born from the shock of what happened, but that I had already concluded it would happen. In that moment it seemed like there was no limit to the lows the Trump administration would go to carry out their agenda and drove home the fact that the mid-term election is really the only hope those of us who care for the human rights of all have at preventing another two-years of this kind of nonsense. We, unfortunately, spend each day cherry-picking the issues we are disgusted with, whether it be separating families at the border, climate change denial, assault weapons, access to health care, reproductive rights, or sexual assault, to name a few. What I wanted to explore in this project was what happens when we put all the various concerns that people carry with them in one place at one time. My fear is that people have lost hope that anything can be done to stop this—that perhaps we are losing faith that our voices matter. When we spend too much time examining one issue at a time, we lose sight of the bigger picture and the magnitude of what we all collectively stand to lose if we stop protesting. If we stop running for office. If we stop voting. I hope this exhibit shines a light that does not cast shadows and inspires people to use their one voice on 11.06.18 and beyond to help protect all of ours.