'Millennial pink' meets art in 'Symmetry Breaking' exhibit at Marylhurst. Review by Briana Miller for the Oregonian/OregonLive

'Millennial pink' meets art in 'Symmetry Breaking' exhibit at Marylhurst. Review by Briana Miller.

"Pink is having a moment. From the ubiquitousness of Millennial pink across the design world to the pink knit “pussy hats” that became the symbol of the Women’s March on Washington in January, the color has seeped into the collective cultural consciousness.

So it may not be surprising that “Symmetry Breaking,” a group show of mostly new work by eight Pacific Northwest artists that opened this month at Marylhurst University’s Art Gym, seems to have a rosy cast. But, as is the case with the pink hats and even with Millennial pink, there’s an underlying seriousness to the work in this exhibition, which was curated by Blake Shell and launches the gallery’s 2017-2018 exhibition season.

Emily Nachison’s “Pony Girl (1)” continues this theme. Sitting jauntily in the center of the gallery, its lavender leather tack and flowing white “mane” evoke the candy-colored hues of My Little Pony toys. But the leather, which has been stretched and sewn over a heavy length of rope, is studded with dozens of silver piercing studs, lending it a subversive air."

Read the full article here: http://www.oregonlive.com/art/index.ssf/2017/10/breaking_symmetry_art_gym.html