Beyond The Story: Exploring Visual Memoir

Beyond The Story: Exploring Visual Memoir, Exhibit Postcard

This September, my birthday month, brings a powerful dream-come-true to celebrate.

A (big) selection of my paintings will exhibited in a gallery.

108 paintings, to be exact.

I’ve selected 108 pieces from my marathon 1008 Paintings Project to reveal my particular slant on visual memoir in a group show with two other artists called, Beyond The Story: Exploring Visual Memoir.

Following is the official exhibit write-up with details on our opening celebration.

You’re invited!

Beyond the Story: Exploring Visual Memoir

September 5- October 31, 2014

Artists Christine Martell, Lisa Sonora Beam and Rebecca Shapiro interpret the combination of personal narrative with image and and seek to define visual memoir.

How and where do words and images intersect?

What is the play between language, text and visual story telling?

Reflecting on their own stories and exploring a variety of mediums, each artist worked independently in their studios, both in the US and Mexico, to learn and understand how to create and show their personal stories.

The venue selected for this exhibit is a library gallery. Each of the artists has a personal history with books, libraries, storytelling and writing that influence their work.

This show is a fascinating demonstration of the artistic process, how artists collaborate and the variety of work that is generated from a single idea.

The public is invited to an opening celebration with the artists on September 7 from 2 – 5 PM.

The artists will give a talk about their work at 3:00 PM. They will also share examples of some of the journals, sketches, stories and other work that lead up to this exhibit.


Hillsboro Main Library Main Branch

2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy, 2nd floor

Hillsboro, OR 97124

Hillsboro is in the Portland area.


If you’d like more real-time updates, including behind-the-scenes of our show installation, follow me here:




Follow my blog with Bloglovin

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply