October 23, 2021–April 17, 2022
The Boren Banner Series is a public art initiative that gives regional artists the opportunity to create a billboard-size work for the museum’s east facade. For this presentation, Portland-based photographer Sadie Wechsler is creating a new work inspired by the ecological history of the Frye's First Hill neighborhood.
February 12–June 5, 2022
Los Angeles–based artist Christina Quarles paints bodies that are subjected not only to the weight and gravity of the physical world but also to the pleasures and pressures of the social realm. Her evocative scenes feature ambiguous figures whose limbs, torsos, and faces merge with familiar domestic objects made strange through unexpected color choices and experimental painterly gestures. Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, this exhibition is the largest presentation of Quarles’s work to date.