The Cooley Gallery and PICA are pleased to announce that British artist Sutapa Biswas will the first guest of this fall’s back room series. Founded and hosted by Matthew Stadler, the back room is an occasional series of presentations/symposia/bacchanals in Portland, Oregon, replete with food, drink, music, and general boisterousness garlanding the central pleasure of bright intellects voicing their excellent texts, winging it in conversation, and screening or presenting various textual and visual delights.
Past guests include Lawrence Weschler, Anne Focke, Gore Vidal, Walid Raad, Lawrence Rinder, Dodie Bellamy, Gregory Crewdson, Pablo de Ocampo, Laurie Reid, and others. Sutapa Biswas will have an intimate after-dinner conversation with guests along with Cooley Gallery exhibition curator Stephanie Snyder. The entire meal, drinks included, is $45.