Et al. etc. presents
Opening a Can
March 16 - April 28, 2018
Reception: Friday, March 16, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Opening performances by Cat Mahatta and Julius Smack at 8:30 p.m.
Et al. etc. is excited to present a three-person exhibition with work by Dana Dart-McLean, Johanna Jackson, and Morgan Ritter.
Dana Dart-McLean makes work about language, humor, memory, and narrative. She combines painting, drawing, sculpture, and installation to explore how sequence and relations between elements create different moods or affective resonances, surfacing themes of power dynamics, romanticism, legibility, and misunderstanding. Her art practice is influence by her work and training as a psychotherapist. She has shown her work in Copenhagen at Nicolai Wallner Gallery, in Chicago at Western Exhibitions, in Portland at PMOMA, and in Los Angeles at Human Resources, among other exhibitions.
Johanna Jackson was born in 1972 in Springfield, Massachusetts and currently lives and works in Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon. Solo and two-person exhibitions include: “dust” at Adams and Ollman, Portland; ”bow bow" with Sahar Khoury at CANADA, New York; “The Middle Riddle” with Chris Johanson at the Journal Gallery, Brooklyn; "What It Means to Learn" with Dana Dart-McLean at Human Resources in Los Angeles; "The Big Fig" at the Portland Museum of Modern Art, Oregon; and “Money on Fire,” a video commission for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Her work has also been exhibited in group shows at the Oakland Museum of California; Marlborough Gallery, New York; Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; among others.
Morgan Ritter is an artist and poet living in Portland, Oregon. Her work has recently been shared within Artists Space (New York), Shanaynay (Paris), LUMA Foundation (Zurich), Rongwrong (Amsterdam), The Whitney Biennial 2017 (New York), and Bridget Donahue Gallery (New York), among others. In 2016, Morgan was awarded an Emergency Grant from Foundation for Contemporary Arts (New York) and a project grant from Regional Arts and Culture Council (Portland). In 2013 and 2015, she was nominated for Henry Art Gallery’s (Seattle) Brink Award and in 2014 for Portland Art Museum’s Contemporary NW Art Award.