O'Connell worked with strict self-imposed compositional parameters to play with the potential pragmatic and semantic associations and combinations made possible by type saved from an architectural firm. Seemingly non sequitur utterances — "Vast!" and "spacematic" and "HEAT" — burst from the lenses and fold together, becoming poetry in scarlet red, black, and white, eventually asserting "...finished time becomes place..." and asks "where is the line." Also on view are O'Connell's "The Reinvention of The Truth of Gender," a collaboration with Joan Retallack, and "A Bird's Eye View," a collaboration with Fluxus artist Alison Knowles.

Annie Larmon can be reached ataglarmon@gmail.com.

"I'M JUST SAYIN/I KNOW RIGHT?" | mixed media by Cliff Baldwin + Jeff Badger + Adriane Herman + Meghan O'Connell | through November 20 | at Whitney Art Works, 492 Congress St, Portland | 207.774.7011

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