Last Night’s Dream

September 29 – December 1, 2023

One day I opened my eyes to complete and utter darkness.
A black so rich, so infinite that my mind could not comprehend.
It tried to invent a color, but it had no vocabulary.

I blinked and it remained. Still.

But darkness is not the opposite of light…
I was safe and held
And I thought to myself—

Here I go again.


Artist Biography:

Nori Pao is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores themes oftime, memory, identity, the unconscious, and our relationship to theintangible. The foundation of Pao’s practice lies in developing ideasthrough intense material exploration and collaboration. Employing avariety of methods and mediums—ceramics, sculpture, drawing, writing,photography, and video—Pao uses landscape, location, and ritual toreference the self. Pao received an MFA from Arizona State University and a BA from theUniversity of Delaware. She has recently participated in exhibitionsat the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO; theCarbondale Arts, Carbondale, CO; Albada Jelgersma, Amsterdam, NL;Stellar Projects (solo), New York, NY; SEPTEMBER, Hudson, NY; andHarvey Preston Gallery, Aspen, CO. Past honors include residencies atthe Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO and the EuropeanCeramic Workcentre (EKWC), Oisterwijk, NL.