Press Release

Opening Reception Thursday, May 4, 5:30-7:00 p.m.


Russo Lee Gallery is pleased to present Making Time, by Brenda Mallory. This exhibition is comprised of sculptural mixed media pieces, as well as Collagraph prints. Mallory’s body of work addresses the nature of time and our perceived understanding of time. Her pieces weave together ideas of interference and disruption in long-established systems of human cultures. Using a variety of materials including waxed cloth, thread, fibers, welded steel, and glazed stoneware, each piece draws the viewer in for a closer look. Mallory describes her process as bricolage, a creation from a diverse range of available things.

Mallory lives in Portland, Oregon but grew up in Oklahoma and is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. She holds a BA in Linguistics & English from UCLA and a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art.  She has received grants from the Oregon Arts Commission, Ford Family Foundation, and the Regional Arts & Culture Council. She is a recipient the The Hallie Ford Fellowship, the Eiteljorg Contemporary Native Art Fellowship, the Native Arts and Culture Foundation Fellowship in Visual Art and the Ucross Native Fellowship. She has participated in artist residencies including Ucross, Anderson Ranch, Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, Glean, Bullseye Glass, and the Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency at Sitka Center for the Arts.