Art & Conversation – Apex: Laura Fritz

October 15, 2019 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Whitsell Auditorium

Laura Fritz, Artist

Join Portland-based artist, Laura Fritz, for a talk about her work that is currently on view in the Apex exhibition series.  Working closely with the architectural space that APEX inhabits, Fritz combines an immersive installation and video-based work to create a site-specific installation that responds to various points of corners, walls, and the floor, taking signals from furniture that allude to tables, cabinets, or other ergonomic forms. Juxtaposing these controlled spaces, Fritz brings in natural elements and forms, particularly through her video and light pieces referencing the movements of bees, birds, cats, moths, and butterflies. Fritz’s own research, dedicated to such seemingly disparate subjects as architectural sites and the motions of bees, forms a strange and intriguing marriage in her work, opening up questions of what defines the natural and made worlds—where do science and superstition meet, and how do we negotiate our constructed realities to that of the unknown?

This Art & Conversation will be a lecture only program from 10:15-11:15 a.m. in the Whitsell Auditorium. Due to the venue change, we are unable to offer coffee and snacks at this month’s event. We apologize for any inconvenience

This is a free program and everyone is welcome.

Art & Conversation is made possible through the Marguerite and Harry Kendall Education Fund.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.

Laura Frtiz