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PORTLAND, ORE. (Dec. 20, 2013) Life-size car and trailer exhibit lifts heads at PDX

Large foamcore 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.

Portland 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 process.”

The 16-foot-long 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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