All Exhibitions

Art 'Round Town

5 - 8pm

On Friday, November 1, the Gallery at 3S Artspace is open until 8pm as part of the monthly Art 'Round Town art walk. Held year round, Art 'Round Town occurs the first Friday of every month. Galleries of downtown Portsmouth open their doors to the public for a gallery walk that celebrates our inspired, intimate urban community. We hope you'll stop by to take in devolve on exhibit in the Gallery..

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Read more about Art 'Round Town here.
Click here for a list of participating galleries.

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devolve is my ode to the non-human species that we can’t seem to stop ourselves from destroying; and a sideways look at how we humans keep ourselves at the center of this equation. To devolve is to pass on rights, responsibilities, and/or powers, from one person or entity to another. As a verb, it also suggests degeneration, possibly an entropic unmaking. devolve consists of objects and small installations, most created in the last 3 years. I work primarily with hair because it is deeply personal, and at the same time a shared mammalian attribute. Its central role here feels a bit obsessive, and fetishistic, and right. Many of the works, most obviously the “orifice” pieces, are similar to mandalas in composition and in the ritual sense: they represent the effort to reunify the self. The self, in this instance, has to be a self that is not separate from its natural, biological world. Read more...