First Thursday June 2, 2016
6 - 9PM

A window display of a natural resource undermining productivity

Letting go of workworkworkworkwork(work)

A depiction of growth as destructive

The arrangement of curated objects in a sterile white space

A total liquidation

Performance to begin at 7PM and conclude by 9PM

Jea Alford's practice is a poetic resistance to the preexisting structures, especially those of work and value, that inform daily life. She is based in Portland, Oregon, and is the founder and director of IN-HOUSE artist residency, and an adjunct professor in the departments of both Art and Theater at Portland State University. She holds a BA in Art from Whitman College, an MFA in Contemporary Art Studio Practice from PSU, is a Fulbright recipient, RACC grantee, and winner of the 2014 Arlene Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize. She was recently awarded an OAC Professional Development Grant to support her upcoming participation in Frosterus Artist Residency, in Karsmaki, Finland this fall. Jea grew up in a trailer park outside of Portland, Oregon.