Acts as Bodies
Grace Amber and David Eckard
PNCA MFA Bathrooms, Portland, OR
Grace Amber and David Eckard work within realms of exploration and discovery. Amber’s elaborate sculptures and tapestries are made entirely of found refuse. This elevation of shredded tarpaulin, ear plugs, rubber gloves, single use flossers, etc. calls for a reimagining of how communities assess value, and traces the shadow aspects of our bodies. Eckard’s works, from his series “100 Stones,” challenge notions of worth, trouble “natural” and become synthesized references to organs, body, and machine. As a whole, the two artists’ works act as bodies, holding histories of movement and functions, finding new life through Grace and David’s process.