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The Chase Gallery's "Persistence of Vision"

Visual artists Margaret Albaugh and Frances Grace Mortel explain their joint exhibition

Artists Margaret Albaugh and Frances Grace Mortel joined E.J. Iannelli in the KPBX studio to talk about their new joint exhibition titled “Persistence of Vision: Asian Diaspora Perspectives in Continuum" at the Chase Gallery in downtown Spokane.

This exhibition builds on their previous Terrain exhibition, "Hidden in Plain Sight," which addressed cultural identity and the sense of sacrifice that often comes with our attempts to belong. "Persistence of Vision" continues those themes, taking its title from the visual phenomenon that occurs when still images are viewed in quick succession.

Mortel and Albaugh talked about their personal and professional histories and how those inform the photographs and other media that are part of "Persistence of Vision." They also discussed some of the individual works on display, such as Mortel's short experimental film Dear Nanay and Albaugh's documentary portraits and narratives.

"Persistence of Vision: Asian Diaspora Perspectives in Continuum” has been on display at the Chase Gallery since April 7. It runs there until May 26.

More information about the exhibition as well as the Chase Gallery is available on the Spokane Arts website.

E.J. Iannelli is Spokane Public Radio's Arts and Music Director
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