Last Thursday & the Premiere of Jackie Avery’s “Swan Boat”

June 2, 2012 § Leave a comment

May’s Last Thursday event was special for many reasons. Not only did it kick off RED ROVER’s new summer home at the Vagabond Theatre (THANK YOU, Rose City Vaudeville!), but it was also the premiere of Jackie Avery’s Swan Boat installation.

Jackie Avery’s work has been seen at various Portland venues such as the Secret Society Lounge, Suzette Creperie, as well as Antler Art Gallery. Her work—influenced by quirky photographs and old books—is meant to spark the viewer’s imagination, and consists primarily of acrylic on wood ‘boxes’. The RED ROVER installation, Swan Boat, highlights the “sweet tacky beauty and intense summer fun feel” of this water-bound avian vessel. While researching this subject, Jackie found that individuals make variations of the swan-shaped boat all over the world, which can be seen in Ireland, Vietnam, Japan, Slovenia, Boston, China, and India. This
installation is meant to create a “little dream of summer fairytale frolicking on dry land” in our very own RED ROVER gallery.

More information about Jackie Avery can be found on Get to know the artist and her work!

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