PORTLAND, ORE. (Dec. 20, 2013) – Life-size car and trailer exhibit
lifts heads at PDX
exhibit suspends 11 feet above ground
|Ken Ragsdale's, The Quest, is a 16-foot-long exhibit that suspends 11 feet above Concourse D to illustrate the mechanics of navigation between people and time, and the analysis of memory and reality.
International Airport showcases the works of Ken Ragsdale in a life-size car
and trailer exhibit, The Quest, made entirely of foamcore on Concourse D
for one year. The exhibit represents the ideology of exploration, and the
memory process by which things are remembered.
As a Northwest
native, Ragsdale attended Pacific Northwest College of Art, and later became a
lecturer at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. “All my work is
made with the intention to examine what remains of the actual, reveal the
process of alteration, and explore the possibilities of the fantastic,” says
Ragsdale. “Every remembrance is a reinvention, and reality is not fixed, but in
station wagon and teardrop travel trailer is suspended 11 feet above ground and
illustrates the mechanics of navigation between people and time, and the
analysis of memory and reality. A large schematic drawing hangs on the wall
behind the vehicle to give travelers a peek into Ragsdale’s creative process.
The PDX art program
has more than 45 temporary and permanent exhibits that illustrate the dynamic
culture of the Pacific Northwest. The program showcases a variety of works
through ongoing relationships with regional artists and art organizations.
To learn more about
Ragsdale and his work, visit www.kenragsdale.com or to view more
photos of the exhibit, visit www.pdx.com.
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