Oregon City Gothic | Opening Reception and Art show

This listing is provided by Oregon's Mount Hood Territory

Imperfecta presents “Oregon City Gothic” featuring artist LittleSwimminMachine and her one-of-a-kind art dolls inspired by Oregon City’s architecture, legends, and historical events. The show debuts on May 11 (opening reception 5-7pm with wine tasting by Corcilla Cellars) and will continue till May 31.

Francesca Loi (LittleSwimminMachine) is a London-based doll maker passionate about upcycling and the beauty of imperfections found in vintage textiles and found artefacts. She creates one of a kind mixed media art dolls that to date found a home in Europe, US, UK, Australia and New Zealand. ​She exhibited her work in the USA in numerous group shows and in 2022 she was featured artist at Cactus Gallery in Los Angeles.

The artist describes the show as follows: 

“I’d like to start with what this is not”, said the artist. “A chronical 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.”