Artist talk with Erika Morillo

Artist talk with Erika Morillo

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Umbral, which means "gateway" or "portal" in Spanish, is a series by Erika Morillo focused on her young son. Through her contemplative black-and-white images and accompanying poetry, viewers are given a glimpse of her son's inner world, as well as Morillo's introspections as a single parent.

"Becoming a single mother at a young age proved frightening to me, and not for the obvious reasons. I felt a huge responsibility to create a nurturing childhood for him, different from the dysfunctional one I had lived. With these images I wanted to intervene, to somehow create a magical space that could lessen his generational baggage. With this project I aim to explore both my fantasies of what childhood should be and the freedom my son needs to live his own reality."

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Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts
122 N.W. Eighth Ave., Portland, Oregon, 97209 See Map
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Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts
122 N.W. Eighth Ave.

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