Julie Rall

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Tue, 01/18/2022 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
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Julie Rall - "A Soft Landing" at Building 5

On Tuesday January 18, 2022, Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Julie Rall about her installation “A Soft Landing” which is up now through January 30, 2022. Rall talks about how a parachute and a labyrinth made of salt can symbolize her feelings about how COVID and global warming will end, how labyrinths are made for contemplation, and how her dad’s old tent from the 1960s can still serve as a mental refuge today.  

UPDATE: Show is open Thurs. Jan 20th 1-3pm, Fri.6-8pm and Sat 5-7pm.

Next week open Thurs. Jan. 27th, 3-7pm and Fri. from 5-7pm.



This show was recorded in person, with masks, at Building 5 in Northwest Portland Pixel 6 phone on Jan. 16, 2021.


Julie Rall (@julierall) will have her installation up in @buildingfive from January 14th through January 30th. The show, titled "A Soft Landing" is a meditation on where we are. The installation is assembled with repurposed items including world globes and an antique parachute.

NW Marine Art Works :: Building 5
2516 NW 29th Ave, PDX OR 97210

#nwmarineartworks #nwmarine #buildingfive

Julie has been practicing her art in Portland, Oregon since 1985. Julie is currently renting a studio at NW Marine Art Works since November of 2020 and has been exploring the possibilities of mark making with squeegees on acrylic panels. She is searching for the limits of possibility in her paintings.  How can we embrace the connection between memory and place? In Julie's paintings patterns and colors create a visual language that evokes depth of space in the intimacy of a small space.




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Joseph Gallivan has been a reporter since 1990. He has covered music for the London Independent, Technology for the New York Post, and arts and culture for the Portland Tribune, where he is currently a Feature Writer. He is the author of two novels, "Oi, Ref!" and "England All Over" which are available on Amazon.com


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