Lecture By Dr. Robin Reisenfeld

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Telling Stories:

Resilience and Struggle in Contemporary Narrative Drawing

Please join us at Crow’s Shadow on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 5:30 pm for a reception, with lecture to commence at 6:00pm by Dr. Robin Reisenfeld, Curator of Works on Paper for the Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, Ohio).  Dr. Reisenfeld will discuss works on paper by Robyn O’Neil, Amy Cutler, and Annie Pootoogook. This event is free and open to the public.

Click here for full Robin Reisenfeld Press Release


Contact: Suzanne Gray at suzgray@pdx.edu or Sue Taylor at taylorsc@pdx.edu


PSU’s College of the Arts welcomes Dr. Robin Reisenfeld to Oregon as part of the 2018 Connective Conversations: Curator and Critic Tours and Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by The Ford Family Foundation and the University of Oregon School of Art and Design, the Connective Conversations program brings professional curators and critics from outside the Northwest to conduct one-on-one studio visits with established Oregon artists, to deliver public lectures, and to join in community conversations.

This summer’s guest, Robin Reisenfeld is Curator of Works on Paper at the Toledo Museum of Art. During her visit to Oregon from July 16 through 20, she will meet selected artists specializing in prints, drawings, collage, or book arts, and will present two public lectures on the theme of “Resilience and Struggle in Contemporary Narrative Drawing.”

In talks hosted by Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts and by the Graphic Arts Council and Contemporary Art Council at the Portland Art Museum, Dr. Reisenfeld will explore the primacy of drawing as a medium in the work of Amy Cutler (Poughkeepsie, New York), Robyn O’Neil (Los Angeles), and the late Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook (Cape Dorset, Canada). These artists rely on inventive mark-making and distinctive approaches to rendering space in drawings that chronicle the complexities of modern human relationships. Analyzing the artists’ idiosyncratic subject matters and formal choices, Dr. Reisenfeld will discuss how Cutler, O’Neil, and Pootoogook incorporate strategies of resilience in imaginative stories in which the notion of an individual self within the framework of a larger community is a recurring concern.

Please join us for Robin Reisenfeld on “Telling Stories: Resilience and Struggle in Contemporary Narrative Drawing.”

Monday, 16 July, reception at 5:30 p.m., lecture follows at 6 p.m.

Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts

48004 St. Andrew’s Road, Pendleton, Ore. 97801

tel. (541) 276-3954


Thursday, 19 July, reception at 6 p.m., lecture follows at 6:30 p.m.

Portland Art Museum, Miller Gallery

1219 SW Park Ave. Portland, Ore. 97205

tel. (503) 226-2811

These events are free and open to the public.