Curated by RYAN! Feddersen
Center for Contemporary Native Art, Portland Art Museum
September 7, 2018 – June 9, 2019

Though often associated with delicacy, glass is forged through intense and violent forces—a meteorite impacting the earth, a nuclear bomb detonating, or a 2,000 °F crucible. Not Fragile features artists from across the Pacific Northwest who use glass in innovative ways to impart messages of strength, resilience, and insubordination. In this exhibition, artists Brittany Britton, Corwin Clairmont, Joe Feddersen, Dan Friday, Nicholas Galanin, Lillian Pitt, and Marie Watt underscore the power of traditional iconography, craft bold social statements, and reflect the beauty, vulnerability, and transformative power of glass.


Portland Art Museum Center for Contemporary Native Art, Portland, OR