CURATED JACKSON MILLS SMITH
GALLERY ANNEX | SEPTEMBER 7 - OCTOBER 5, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th 5-8pm
On September 7th, Stephanie Chefas Projects is honored to welcome Portland based artist and designer James Fink for his first solo with the gallery entitled LOVE THEME and curated by Jackson Mills Smith. With no “primary” medium, James works with textiles, printed matter, sculptural intervention, video, performative gesture, drawing, and writing; often. He is influenced by tropes of skateboarding documentation, ambient music, and the worlds—fictive and real—he inhabits.
LOVE THEME is a book originally published in an edition of 4, in October of 2018. This is an exhibition of newly expanded collateral.
this is an ecology of materials
sourced serendipitous scores
in present, failure as material
for activated gravity, with
reality as an
The opening reception for LOVE THEME will be held at Stephanie Chefas Projects on Saturday, September 7th from 5-8pm. Stephanie Chefas Projects is located in Portland, Oregon at 305 SE 3rd Avenue on the second floor of the Urban Row building. The exhibition will be on view through October 5th, 2019 and is free and open to the public.
For inquiries about any of the works, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Flexible payment plans are available upon request.
ABOUT JAMES FINK
Outside of his studio practice James Fink manages FISK gallery, working with artists and designers installing exhibitions. Additionally, he designs and fabricates garments under the name daag. He previously ran the curatorial project Oyster Gallery. James holds a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art, with a minor in Ecology.
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Jackson Mills Smith studies the language and imagery of various niche cultures in relation to the act of fishing, along with associated activities within the United States. Work often takes the form of creative writing, sculpture, photography, and performance. Although Jackson currently resides in Portland, Oregon, as a Louisiana born, Southern Indiana raised artist, he strives to navigate the cultural sphere that shaped his own identity. Through oral storytelling, found family photographs, and first-hand experience, Jackson brings forth and introduces a cultural narrative of rural America and the activities that occur in these places in a different lens.