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"The Next Dig” brings together five designers based in Portland, Oregon, whose work is connected through a foundation of traditional craft processes. The show invites viewers to pause and reflect on today’s concept of modern folk art. Each artist will create new works showing their relationship to craft and how they have distorted, rebelled, re-materialized and respected the traditions that have come before them. Rendered in a medium unique to the artist, the pieces will share a heavy emphasis on materials and the hand-made.
The body of work aims to capture our personal relationship to craft, while creating a capsule to be found in a future worm hole of forgotten searches and digital excavations of #craft.
Union is a collective of designers coming together for Design Week Portland.