Panel Discussion with
Bean Gilsdorf, Grace Kook-Anderson & Ashley Stull Meyers

Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Upfor, 929 NW Flanders Street, Portland

Please RSVP by August 15 to receive an email reminder.

Dear Lucy, Upfor's current group exhibition, explores depictions of women and “domestic arts” through work by artists April Bey, Bean Gilsdorf, Michelle Grabner, Wendy Red Star, Faith Wilding and subRosa. (More about the exhibition here.)

Panelists Bean Gilsdorf, Grace Kook-Anderson and Ashely Stull Meyers delve into questions related to the works in Dear Lucy and beyond: Are images of women made by women qualitatively different? How do evolving feminist practices connect to visual culture? What place is there for ambiguity or ambivalence in political art? Audience participation will be encouraged.

If you have questions, accommodation requests, or would like to change your RSVP, please contact welcome@upforgallery.com.

Left to right: Bean Gilsdorf, Grace Kook-Anderson, Ashley Stull Meyers

Bean Gilsdorf is a writer, editor and artist, whose work is included in Dear Lucy. Accolades include Fulbright Fellowships to Poland (2015-2017), the Bess Winspear Memorial Scholarship at Banff Centre, a Graduate Fellowship at Headlands Center for the Arts, and a Graduate Full Merit Scholarship at California College of the Arts. Gilsdorf has contributed to publications such as Artforum, BOMB and Frieze.

Grace Kook-Anderson was appointed The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum in January 2017. Prior to joining the museum, she was an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art in the school of Art + Design at Portland State University and worked as an independent curator and arts writer. From 2008 – 2015, Kook-Anderson was the Curator of Contemporary Art at Laguna Art Museum.

Ashely Stull Meyers is a writer, editor and curator based in Portland. She is co-curator of the Portland2019 Biennial presented by Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, opening August 24, and Northwest Editor for Art Practical. She has contributed writing to BOMB, Rhizome, Arts.Black and SFAQ/NYAQ. In 2017 Stull Meyers was named Director and Curator of The Art Gym and Belluschi Pavilion at Marylhurst University.