Take / Cover, OV, June 2017

OV Project Space, Portland, OR

‘Take / Cover’ is a one-night-only exhibition by Seattle-based artist Serrah Russell questioning what it means to protect oneself and where we go from fear. Through photography, sculpture, installation and video (including the Portland premiere of ‘Surface’ - a recent short film by the artist in collaboration with writer CL Young and artist Samson Stilwell) the artist explores concepts of shelter, refuge and self-preservation and seeks to understand what is gained and what is lost when we remove ourselves from each other in order to stay safe.

What surrounds us,
what contains us.

What do we keep,
and what ends up keeping us.

Are we building a shell
or a shelter?

And once built, 
how do we escape?