An Invitation To Sleep At Golden Rule Gallery

A bit of short notice on this one, as this show goes on in T-minus a couple hours, for the SE neighborhood First Friday Art Walk in Portland. However it’s totally worth writing about, the most interesting part actually taking place not today, but throughout the course of the month…

Opening tonight at Golden Rule (811 E Burnside, Portland, OR 97214), from 7:00pm to 10:00pm, is Invitation To Sleep! It is a dream-themed group show! I’m really into dreams, personally (I even have my own dream blog, where I write about all my dreams and invite others to submit theirs) — so this show is exquisitely exciting for me.

A floor-to-ceiling wall-hanging from Sally England, which looks more like a 2D object than a 3D one! Cotton rope and electroluminescent wire. Yum!

Tripped out ceramics of everyday objects, by Emily Counts.

Works on paper by Amanda Luna! This particular piece is not just a print or a drawing; it’s the result of repetitive stamping, with liquid gold leaf and acrylics, and the resulting characters might be Death or Mona Lisa. Who knows?

What tickles my fancy most, though, is an interactive portion of it. Golden Rule Gallery will be transforming their showroom into a bedroom, “complete with a walk-in closet full of lingerie, lounge wear, and other cozy clothing for cold February days.” It will also have a bed, of course, and if my greatest fantasies come true, a onesie, with footies, in my size. They will be inviting strangers, such as possibly yourselves, to spend an evening in the gallery. Those who do so will be invited to record their dreams, and filmmaker Alexis Powell will make stop-motion animated dream sequences to people’s dreams.

Visit the gallery tonight to sign up, or email the gallery. You can bet I will be participating. This is kiiiiiiiind of my dream come true. (Pun honestly not intended — that was the first phrase that came to mind.)

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Vivian Hua 華婷婷

Vivian Hua 華婷婷 is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of her work unifies her metaphysical interests with her belief that art can positively transform the self and society. She regularly shares human-centered stories through her storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2020, she will [hopefully] begin production on a comedic Asian-American series entitled Reckless Spirits.

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