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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589


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

Ritual 660'

August 7, 2014

Starting next Monday, take a break from your busy workday, and see the Portland Building’s latest art installation!

Lewis and Clark graduate Abigail McNamara takes viewers on a journey of a single minute in our busy lives, in her latest art venture – Ritual, 660’. 

On June 29, from nearly dawn till dusk, McNamara sat in the Portland Building, and watched the comings and goings of people. Recreating the flow of moments she observed, McNamara devised a floor to ceiling string-graph, covered in wax.  

A blend of chaos and fluidity, the installation expresses our lives and state of mind in a moment of our hurried and routine work day.

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

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.