Partnering with Portland Community College Rock Creek's Helzer Gallery, Jenene Nagy and Josh Smith are pleased to announce the opening of the solo exhibition TILT Export: kartz ucci. Kartz Ucci is an installation artist working with relationships of theory, material and concept within an expanded field of visual exploration. In Ucci's piece an opera for one, the artist hired the young Canadian opera soprano, Deanna Pauletto to sing a capella, Pablo Neruda's book of poetry, "Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair". The piece was recorded in a cement-encased stairwell, 16 stories high. A colour coded score was composed based on Ucci's interpretation of the relation between colour and its emotional vibration. The resulting installation is a hauntingly romantic response to this effort.
Read a preview by Lisa Radon here: www.portlandmonthlymag.com/blogs/cultur?