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“Oregon City Gothic” | Opening Reception


May 11
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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“Oregon City Gothic” | Opening Reception

“Oregon City Gothic” | Opening Reception
In May, Imperfecta presents “Oregon City Gothic” — a solo show featuring artist LittleSwimminMachine.

The show showcases for the first time new, original, one of a kind art dolls that were inspired by Oregon City’s architecture, legends, and historical events.

The show debuts on May 11 with an opening reception from 5 to 7pm with wine tasting by Corcilla Cellars, and the exhibit continues till May 31.

The artist creatively describes the art show as follows:

“I’d like to start with what this is not”, said the artist. “A chronicle and accurate, historical series of events. But I’d love to talk about what it is.” She smiled before continuing: “A couple known for their hospitality and generous support of the community, a gift, a tragic event, a legend, a historical building. A place, Oregon City.” The artist nodded. “And of course art dolls. Art dolls that are whispering, suggesting, inspiring. And me, listening and trying to make them come alive and share their own vision.”

LittleSwimminMachine is the art name of Francesca Loi, an Italian artist based in London UK that specializes in art dolls made with paper clay, antique lace, buttons, insignias, collected seashells, heirlooms, sari silk ribbons, vintage French laces, textural fabrics and other found treasures. Her highly collectable artworks are part of collections in diverse countries.

Woman-owned Imperfecta is Oregon City’s Art & Design Gallery and specializes in elevating women artists and minority creatives.



117 6th St
Oregon City, 97045 United States
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