Last Night’s Dream
September 29 – December 1, 2023
One day I opened my eyes to complete and utter darkness.
A black so rich, so infinite that my mind could not comprehend.
It tried to invent a color, but it had no vocabulary.
I blinked and it remained. Still.
But darkness is not the opposite of light…
I was safe and held
And I thought to myself—
Here I go again.
Nori Pao is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores themes of time, memory, identity, the unconscious, and our relationship to the intangible. The foundation of Pao’s practice lies in developing ideas through intense material exploration and collaboration. Employing a variety of methods and mediums—ceramics, sculpture, drawing, writing, photography, and video—Pao uses landscape, location, and ritual to reference the self. Pao received an MFA from Arizona State University and a BA from the University of Delaware. She has recently participated in exhibitions at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO; Carbondale Arts, Carbondale, CO; Albada Jelgersma, Amsterdam, NL; Stellar Projects (solo), New York, NY; SEPTEMBER, Hudson, NY; and Harvey Preston Gallery, Aspen, CO. Past honors include residencies at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO, and the European Ceramic Workcentre (EKWC), Oisterwijk, NL.
This exhibition is generously sponsored by:
The Basalt Public Arts Commission