James Allen artist talk at Portland Art Museum

Join artists from a range of disciplines in the galleries for lively conversations about works of art on view at the Museum and how they relate to their own practices. The talks are followed by a complimentary social hour in the museum cafe.


James Allen is an excavator. He transforms used books into sculptural reliefs by selectively cutting through pages, keeping fragments of images and words to create a composition using the content of the book. His work is in several public collections, including the Fine Art Library and Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library at UCLA and Johns Hopkins University’s Milton S. Eisenhower Library.