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Julia Oldham: The Afterlife of Abandoned Objects

Julia Oldham : "The Afterlife of Abandoned Objects"

Opening Reception Thursday, February 22, 5-7 p.m.
Zoom meet the Artist: 6 p.m.

Exhibit dates:  January 18 – March 8, 2024
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday 12-5 PM

The Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery, located in the Harper Center for the Arts, is pleased to announce the following exhibition:
JULIA OLDHAM : The Afterlife of Abandoned Objects

JULIA OLDHAM : The Afterlife of Abandoned Objects, Animation videos and drawings,
is an exhibition including watercolor, ink drawings and animation videos by award winning artist Julia Oldham who lives and works in Eugene, Oregon. The exhibition shows a range of working / process drawings for planning an animation and four videos for viewing.

“Working in a range of digital media, Julia Oldham visualizes the uneasy collision of nature and technology in a world on the edge of environmental collapse. She documents extant environments such as the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Ukraine and swaths of derelict wilderness in New York City, and she also builds fictional worlds through drawing and animation. With tenderness and humor, Oldham explores her own conflicting feelings about human progress through her narrative works, envisioning post-apocalyptic futures and alternate realities. The final works take the form of short films, graphic stories and print projects. Her practice is research intensive, frequently involving scientists as collaborators.”

Julia Oldham’s work has been shown widely, including exhibitions and screenings at the Queens Museum, Queens, NY; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY; MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, NY; the Northwest Film Center at the Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; the San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA; The Drawing Center in New York, NY; The Bronx Museum of Art in the Bronx, NY; The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, IL; Oregon Contemporary, Portland, OR; and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA.

She has been supported by Artadia, the Fund for Art and Dialogue; NYC Urban Field Station; Artist in the Marketplace at the Bronx Museum of Art; the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; the Oregon Arts Commission; The Ford Family Foundation; and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and the Village Voice, and has been featured on the NPR shows “State of Wonder” on OPB and “Inquiry” on WICN.
Julia Oldham holds an MFA in 2005 from the University of Chicago and a BA in Art History in 2001 from Saint Mary’s College of Maryland.