Ellen Mueller

Mapping Exhibition

by Ellen Mueller on June 9, 2011, no comments

If you’re going to be in Portland, Oregon on Friday, June 17, 2011, then be sure to swing by the 100th Monkey Studio to check out three pieces from my latest series, “Greetings From Tampa.”

This series explores various aspects of Tampa’s geography and culture. During my time in Tampa, I experienced both expected and unexpected shifts in social constructs, transportation, climate, and environment. In attempting to map Tampa via memory and isolated imagery, I focus on non-monumental landmarks, such as House of Meats and Red Lobster, as well as ephemeral items including road kill and glimpses of roller coasters. Comparisons arise between tourist culture and run-down commercial areas, waterfowl and sign-spinners, and strip malls and palm trees, all of which coexist on a daily basis.


June 17 – July 31, 2011, click here for hours

Opening Reception:

6:00-9:00pm on June 17, 2011

Free and open to the public.
100th Monkey Studio

110 SE 16th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97214