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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

fax: 503-823-3596

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

STRATAscape

The Portland Building’s art installation space has turned into an archaeological excavation site - for modern art.

Talented artist and Portland resident Yoonhee Choi peels back the layers of art installations long since passed.

Like an archaeologist equipped with carving tools, Choi’s art installation, STRATAscape, involved excavating the walls of the art installation space. 

Intrigued by the hundreds of layers of paint and art under the surface of the walls, she cut into them to reveal the colorful, historical art strata concealed within.

Choi’s wordless, science-inspired homage to former installations may be inspired from her diverse academic background.  She received her Bachelor of Engineering in City Planning in Seoul, Korea, a Master of Architecture from Yale, and most recently studied at Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts. 

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) sponsors the Installation Art Series. Selected through a juried process, each installation questions common perspectives through art.

STRATAscape begins today!  Check out RACC’s website for more information about the Installation Art Series. 

Portland Building Installation Space

1120 SW 5th Avenue

8 am – 5 pm

Photo courtesy of RACC.