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MC Hyland & Chloë Bass

January 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This Saturday, January 11, poet and book artist MC Hyland will be in Portland and reading from her latest collection, THE END (Sidebrow 2019). She’ll be joined by New York artist and public practitioner Chloë Bass.

MC Hyland is a poet, publisher, scholar, teacher, and public artist.

Her poems have been published in journals in the US, UK, and Australia, and she is the author of two full-length books of poetry—THE END (Sidebrow, 2019) and NEVERAGAINLAND (Lowbrow/ H_NGM_N)—and a dozen poetry chapbooks and artist books. From 2009-2012, she ran the Pocket Lab Reading Series in Minneapolis with Jeff Peterson, and she now occasionally curates poetry readings in New York City with various friends.

The founding editor of DoubleCross Press, she has worked at Minnesota Center for Book Arts and The Center for Book Arts (NY), and produces letterpress poetry broadsides and small-edition handmade books.

She holds a PhD in English Literature from New York University and MFAs in Poetry and Book Arts from the University of Alabama. Her recently-completed dissertation, On the Commons: Poetic Afterlives of 18th-Century Property Concepts reads a long history of poetic engagements with the boundary between public and private space.

MC’s work has been supported by grants from NYU, the University of Alabama, the Mellon Foundation, Poets House, the Wordsworth Summer Conference, the Minnesota State Arts Board, and Art Shanty Projects. (photo credit: Jeff Peterson)

Chloë Bass is a multiform conceptual artist working in performance, situation, conversation, publication, and installation.

Her work uses daily life as a site of deep research to address scales of intimacy: where patterns hold and break as group sizes expand. She began her work with a focus on the individual (The Bureau of Self-Recognition, 2011 – 2013), has recently concluded a study of pairs (The Book of Everyday Instruction, 2015 – 2017), and will continue to scale up gradually until she’s working at the scale of the metropolis. Chloë has held numerous fellowships and residencies; 2018’s include a residency at Denniston Hill, the Recess Analog Artist-in-Residence, and a BRIC Media Arts Fellowship. Her projects have appeared nationally and internationally, including recent exhibits at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, BAK basis voor actuele kunst, the Knockdown Center, the Kitchen, the Brooklyn Museum, CUE Art Foundation, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space, The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, the James Gallery, and elsewhere. Reviews, mentions of, and interviews about her work have appeared in Artforum, The New York Times, Hyperallergic, The Brooklyn Rail, BOMB, Temporary Art Review, and Artnews among others. Her monograph was published by The Operating System in December 2018; she also has a chapbook, #sky #nofilter, forthcoming from DoubleCross Press. Her short-form writing has been published on Hyperallergic, Arts.Black, and the Walker Reader. She is an Assistant Professor of Art at Queens College, CUNY, where she co-runs Social Practice Queens with Gregory Sholette. (photo credit: Texas Isaiah)


January 11
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mother Foucault’s Bookshop
523 SE Morrison St
Portland, OR 97214
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Mother Foucault’s Bookshop