For All We Know
Open: September 17 – November 28, 2016

For All We Know is an exhibition that features work from an eight-year-long collaboration between visual artist, Dianne Kornberg, and poet, Elisabeth Frost that crosses the borders of media and form. Four projects are represented that honor and question limits to the creation of knowledge through the scientific method. The archival pigment prints are photo-based, but also incorporate drawing, painting, and artifacts from digital processes. In the work, Kornberg employs the visual language and conventions of specimen collection and scientific preservation. She incorporates Elisabeth’s poetic text and traces of animals and their remains to create alternate ways of understanding the “evidence” before us. In a fifth piece titled What is Left, the artists explore the charged and disorienting experience of grief.

Dianne Kornberg has been exhibiting her artwork nationally and internationally for three decades. Her work is in several important museum collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Princeton University Art Museum, Portland Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, and others. It is the subject of four monographs: Field Notes, Photographs by Dianne Kornberg (The Art Gym), India Tigers, (William James), Madonna Comix, (Media f8), and Bindle (Ricochet Press), and is featured in multiple book publications. She is a professor emerita at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, and has her studio in the San Juan Islands.

Elisabeth Frost is the author of All of Us: Poems (White Pine Press), The Feminist Avant-Guarde in American Poetry(Iowa), and the chapbooks A Theory of the Vowel (Red Glass Books) and Rumor (Mermaid Tenement Books). Frost is Professor of English and Women’s Studies at Fordham University, and has received grants from the Fulbright Foundation, The Rockefeller-Bellagio Foundation, and more.

San Juan Islands Museum of Art:
SJIMA is one of the newest visual art museums in the Pacific Northwest, officially opening its doors in 2015. SJIMA champions artists, the arts, and arts programming because it champions authenticity of expression, place, and connections. Through its exhibitions, education, programs, and events, SJIMA establishes the San Juan Islands as a place of legacy making—legacies of art-inspired transformations, of expansion and wonder, and of support for our artists and arts communities.

Dianne Kornberg: For All We Know will be exhibited in the North Gallery.