Daniel Duford – The Traveler & The Housewife
September 28 – November 17 , 2013
Gallery Hours: Friday – Sunday 12-5:00 pm and by appointment
Artist Reception: Saturday, September 28 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Nisus Gallery: 8371 N Interstate, Studio 1, Portland, OR
Nisus Gallery is pleased to present Daniel Duford’s The Traveler & The Housewife.
The Traveler & The Housewife is a 15 page large scale woodcut comic. The story follows two separated lovers. One goes abroad spreading death and returns altered. The other remains rooted digging deep into the mythic soil of her home. The diaristic text belies the mythic imagery. The Traveler and the Housewife is part meditation of separation and change and part metaphor for the Columbian Exchange- the mingling of culture, flora and fauna between the Old and New Worlds.
About Daniel Duford
Daniel Duford is an artist and writer. Duford is a 2010 Hallie Ford Fellow in art. He makes site-specific wall drawings, paintings, comics and sculpture to tell stories that meditate on myth in the American psyche. Dufords’s sculpture and drawings have been shown nationally including MASS MoCA, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, The Albuquerque Art Museum, Contemporary Craft Gallery, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art and The Art Gym at Marylhurst University. His illustration and comic work has appeared in Tin House Magazine and the self-published titles, Radio Relay Towers, The Green Man of B Street and We Are on Our Mind (with C.Hollow). My writing has appeared in Parabola, Artweek, ARTnews, The Organ, The Bear Deluxe, Emily Dickinson Award Anthology, Ceramics Monthly, Ceramics: Technical and Ceramics: Art and Perception. Duford’s work has been reviewed by The New York Times, The Village Voice, New York Press, The Albany Times Union, The Oregonian, Sculpture Magazine, Art Papers, Artweek, The Willamette Week and the Portland Mercury. He currently teaches at Pacific Northwest College of Art.
This project was supported by a project grant to the artist by the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC).