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sidony o'neal: Counting Devices

Exhibition Dates: March 10 – April 15, 2017
Reception: March 10, 6-8 p.m. 

Portland ‘Pataphysical Sociey presents Counting Devices, a solo exhibition of new work by artist sidony o'neal, curated by Ashley Stull Meyers

Through sculptural and image-inducing poetics, o'neal manifests work that considers surface and texture (both physical and metaphysical) by what they retain, resist, and recondition. o'neal’s objects and texts work in tandem to decry the boundaries between language and its concrete manifestations.

sidony o’neal is a writer, performance artist, and dramaturg based in Portland, OR. Their work is interdisciplinary— often synthesizing text, textiles, movement, installation, as well as sound and olfactory components. sidony has presented work in North America and West Africa. They have performed as a member of DEAD THOROUGHBRED, future death agency, and DELICTO. Their writing has appeared in Passages North, BATHHOUSE, and SPOOK among others. They are the translator of Prognosis: Descarga Poetica Decolonial (Quilomboarte 2014) and author of f a c e bowl (THE MINI CHAPBOOK PRESS 2013). sidony has held a Literary In(ter)ventions residency at the Banff Centre, Canada and was the co-recipient of two 2015 PICA Precipice Fund grants. In June 2016 they participated in a residency at Arteles Creative Center in Finland.

Counting Devices is part of a yearlong series of guest curated exhibitions at Portland ‘Pataphysical Society.


Image credit: sidoney o'neal.

Image credit: sidoney o'neal.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

sidony o’neal is a writer, performance artist, and dramaturg based in Portland, OR. Their work is interdisciplinary— often synthesizing text, textiles, movement, installation, as well as sound and olfactory components. sidony has presented work in North America and West Africa. They have performed as a member of DEAD THOROUGHBRED, future death agency, and DELICTO. Their writing has appeared in Passages North, BATHHOUSE, and SPOOK among others. They are the translator of Prognosis: Descarga Poetica Decolonial (Quilomboarte 2014) and author of f a c e bowl (THE MINI CHAPBOOK PRESS 2013). sidony has held a Literary In(ter)ventions residency at the Banff Centre, Canada and was the co-recipient of two 2015 PICA Precipice Fund grants. In June 2016 they participated in a residency at Arteles Creative Center in Finland

Image credit: Ashley Stull Meyers

Image credit: Ashley Stull Meyers

ABOUT THE CURATOR

Ashley Stull Meyers is a writer, editor and curatorial collaborator. She has curated exhibitions and programming for the Wattis Institute (San Francisco), Eli Ridgway Gallery (San Francisco), The Luggage Store (San Francisco), the Oakland Museum of California, and Newspace Center for Photography (Portland, OR). She is a recurring contributor to DailyServing, The Exhibitionist and Arts.Black, and has written for Bomb Magazine, Rhizome, and SFAQ/NYAQ. She has been in academic residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE) and the Banff Centre (Banff, Alberta). Most recently, Stull Meyers has been an adjunct professor at Wichita State University (Wichita, KS), and currently serves the Artist in Residency program at c3:initiative.

She is based in Portland, Oregon.