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Christopher Miner in TBA Festival Portland OR

Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce Christopher Miner in the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art's annual Time-Based Art Festival. TBA will feature Miner's video "The Safest Place" which charts a lone man rotating endlessly, floating in an undefined space ship-like interior. As he spins, the figure clasps his knees in perpetual fetal-positioned prayer. Lost in a space of contemplation, he becomes a kind of everyman who quietly reaches out to the great beyond. The music, recorded by Miner, is a reinvented southern spiritual whose song becomes incantation: No harm have I done on my knees When you see me on my knees Come here, Jesus, if you please. The searcher takes comfort in this act of petition, though his waiting, like the silence of the answer, is infinite. Opening reception Thursday September 9, 8-10pm THE WORKS at Washington High School 531 SE 14th Ave. Portland OR 97214 Gallery Hours Sept. 10 - Sept. 19 . Every Day, 12 - 6:30 pm Sept. 23 - Oct 17 . Thurs - Fri . 12 - 6:30 pm; Sat - Sun . 12 - 4 pm