If you do one thing this weekend...
. Chandra Bocci
, Jesse Durost
and Ryan Boyle
have been hard at work the past few months developing
site-specific mixed media installations in the old Liz Leach space. These three exemplify some of the finest emerging artists in Portland.
Chandra Bocci has rightfully earned a reputation as a driven and talented installation
artist. She was last seen almost a year ago with Bubble
Speak at the
now-dead Haze Gallery
. This time around she offers Wash
, an abstract
garden fabricated of "industrial and consumer castaways" that wanders
over the gallery ceilings, walls and floors.
Jesse Durost builds on his recent solo exhibition, the
Hum of God
with Pop Mantra
, a suspended collection of verbal
fragments on vellum from internal and external dialogues. He elaborates on this
visual chatter with an accompanying sounds collage of repetitive, ambient everyday
sounds, a reminder of the ephemeral nature of pure silence.
stands as one of Portland's most talented, yet elusive young artists. He is
rarely to be pinned for a formal gallery exhibition which perhaps makes his
obessively detailed 3-D creations even more captivating. Exploring "imagined
architectures and fantastical ecologies" in the Greenhouse Effect
he fabricates a minature post-industrial village with commercial cardboard as
his primary building material.
Organized by Stephanie Snyder as part of the Taking
is a non-commercial labor of love. To miss this
event would be to miss what Portland's emerging art scene is all about: dedication,
integrity, innovation and community.
Opening Reception • Saturday, August 6 • 6 to 10p
Located at 207 SW Pine
Exhibition viewing hours • 1 to 6p •Tuesday through Sunday •
Through August 21
just checked this out today and was really impressed. jesse durost's piece in particular was beautiful and moving. thanks for the heads up on this.
also, i'm really enjoying this blog. keep up the great work!