Portland observer. (Portland, Or.) 1970-current, March 02, 2016, Page Page 9, Image 9

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    March 2, 2016
Page 9
North Portland
East County
Human Artist
in Portland
Wangechi Mutu, one of the most acclaimed
contemporary African artists of recent years, will
present a talk in Portland as an exhibit of her work
“The Hybrid Human,” sponsored by the North-
west College of Art, comes to a conclusion.
Mutu is ‘a trained sculptor who studied anthro-
pology and who first came to prominence through
her collage works which fuse a diversity of sourc-
es culled from the image gluttony of modern life.
She draws from the aesthetics of traditional ritual
arts, science fiction, and what’s called Afrofutur-
istic funkadelia.
Mutu will present her artist’s talk on Thursday,
March 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pacific Northwest
College of Art’s Arlene and Harold Schnitzer
Center for Art and Design, 511 N.W. Broadway.
The exhibit, at the same location, runs through
March 12.
Works by New York-based artist
and Kenyan native Wangechi Mutu
have achieved global acclaim for
creating some of the most important
contemporary African art of recent
years. The artist will appear in Portland
Thursday, March 10 as part of an
exhibit on her art sponsored by the
Pacific Northwest College of Art.
Wangechi Mutu