Artist Jenna Reineking’s upcoming installation in the lobby of the Portland Building is designed to transform the architecture immediately surrounding it into an “activated” environment; her choice of materials to accomplish this—the humble brown paper lunch bag. “I recently have become interested in creating systems using forms repeated in incremental units that can range from finite to infinite based on the constraints of the space. The choice to use inexpensive, readily accessible materials allows me to create environments that ask the viewer to revalue the mundane. The bags will each be carefully sculpted and adhered one by one in a format that best fits the space. They will “grow” from the corners and utilize the walls, ceiling, and floor.”
Viewing Hours & Location: The Portland Building is located at 1120 SW 5th Avenue in downtown Portland and is open 8 am to 5 pm, Monday – Friday. Jenna Reineking’s Installation runs from March 21 – April 15.
For more information on the Portland Building Installation Space, including images, proposals, and statements for all projects dating back to 1994, go to https://racc.org/public-art/installationspace.