Killjoy Collective at Portland State University
SUN KITTENS & MOON PUPPIES
July 9 - August 2
Opening Reception July 20 at PSU Littman Gallery
E.M. Fuller + Maggie-Rose Condit + BriAnna Rosen + Rachel Rosenkoetter
“It has been years since I dropped kicked the patriarchy in the head. Boots blackened by the midnight sun, waxy permutations of silken delights; a paradise. Transfixed by cooperation and collaboration, society has turned its back on competitive capital to create worlds of equity and bliss. Hang on to artifice and apathy no more, for I have become caretaker of a renewed planet.”
— Sun Kittens and Moon Puppies: Radiant Futures
What happens when the patriarchy falls? Sun Kittens & Moon Puppies envisions a free and open future wherein united human society compassionately and sustainably co-exists with planet Earth and beyond. Inspired by queer and womanist utopias, Killjoy Collective embarks on a collaborative and interdisciplinary exhibition honoring the visionaries of the past and the leaders of tomorrow. Featuring new works by E.M. Fuller, Maggie-Rose Condit, BriAnna Rosen, and Rachel Rosenkoetter.
Our collective goal is to increase the visibility of women, women-identifying, and gender non-conforming artists in Portland and beyond by curating public visual art exhibitions and events representing a community-minded and interdisciplinary approach. We seek to provide a platform for artists exploring urgent, contemporary issues via our artist-run gallery space in SE Portland.
We view Killjoy as a site of resistance and a space for collaborating voices.
Killjoy Collective celebrates and seeks to engage women — women of color, women of all ages, women of all shapes and sizes, women with visible and invisible disabilities, immigrant women, indigenous women, queer women, trans women, and those who refuse to be put in a box. Our organization is feminist, non-hierarchical, unmotivated by profit, and deeply committed to sustaining relationships with artists and audiences. Our artist-run space strives to connect emerging creatives with intrigued audiences in a fun and intimate environment.