Portland2014 – Personal Libraries Library

by geoffdorn on February 11, 2014

The Best Art Gallery in Portland is proud to be serving as a venue for Portland2014, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center’s biennial exhibition celebrating artists who are defining and advancing contemporary art practices.

On view will be Personal Libraries Library

Abra Ancliffe, founder and librarian of Personal Libraries Library, is currently assistant professor in Printmaking at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. She founded Personal Libraries Library, a subscription, lending library located in Portland, OR in 2009. She received her MFA in 2005 from Tyler School of Art at Temple University, and holds a BFA in printmaking from PNCA and a BA in English Literature from Lewis & Clark College. Ancliffe’s practice engages printmaking and drawing to explore the fixity & frailty of language alongside how printed knowledge is created, stored & accessed. In 2009, she started the Personal Libraries Library, a subscription-lending library in Portland, Oregon that recreates & reconsiders the personal libraries of notable artists, scientists, writers and thinkers. Her print-works and drawings have been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Website: www.personallibrarieslibrary.com

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