Lumber Room

My Heart Wants More

August 29 – October 5, 2010

My Heart Wants More includes works from the Miller Meigs Collection by:

Lee Bontecou / Louise Bourgeois / Vija Celmins / Philip Guston / Gary Hill / On Kawara / Anissa Mack / Mark Manders / Roman Opalka / Hannah Wilke

Although frequently referred to as “disposable” in our society, objects often predate and outlast us, continually cycling through owners and contexts over time. Museums, junk shops, curio cabinets, auctions, and collections all serve as sites that help to define the narratives and emotions that we bring to our things. Anissa Mack takes this flow of objects and images as inspiration in her sculptures, installations, and performances and will spend her residency at the lumber room integrating her work within Portland’s collection of objects.

Anissa Mack received her BA in Studio Art from Wesleyan University and an MFA from Tyler School of Art. She also attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and participated in the PS1 National Studio Program. Her work has been featured solo exhibitions in New York, Atlanta, and Portland, Oregon. She has also created commissioned public projects and performances for the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (California), WaveHill Gardens (Bronx, New York), The Public Art Fund (New York), and the Queens Museum (New York). She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Mack is represented by Laurel Gitlen in New York

Anissa Mack, My Heart Wants More, was developed for the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art's TBA:10 in residence at the lumber room.

TBA:10 Catalog: Curator Kristan Kennedy with Anissa Mack

Anissa Mack, My Heart Wants More, 2010; Installation view, lumber room
Anissa Mack, My Heart Wants More, 2010; Installation view, lumber room
Anissa Mack, My Heart Wants More, 2010; Installation view, lumber room
Anissa Mack, My Heart Wants More, 2010; Installation view, lumber room
Anissa Mack, My Heart Wants More, 2010; Installation view, lumber room
Anissa Mack, My Heart Wants More, 2010; Installation view, lumber room
Anissa Mack, My Heart Wants More, 2010; Installation view, lumber room
Anissa Mack, My Heart Wants More, 2010; Installation view, lumber room
Anissa Mack, Broken Star(variation), 2009, quilted denim, 82 x 134 inches. My Heart Wants More, 2010; Installation view, lumber room
Anissa Mack, My Heart Wants More, 2010, powder-coated aluminum and laundry basket, 26 1/2 x 35 1/2 x 20 3/4 inches. My Heart Wants More, 2010; Installation view, lumber room
Gary Hill, Liminal Objects #7, 1998, single channel video/sound installation, one 14" monitor, one laserdisc player, one custom-made metal stand, one laser disc, 46 x 16 x 16 inches