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Monday 04.23.07

« Around the web | Main | Retinal Reverb »

3 Is The Magic Number


There’s a PSU lecture, a show opening without a public opening and an opening night party for the PDX Film Fest with a curated show of video, installation and sculpture.

The lectures at PSU have been up and down, with last week’s being, well, down. Things are looking up this week because Jim Goldberg’s coming to town and he’s worth making the trip. Here’s the press release:

Jim Goldberg was born in 1953. Goldberg has been a member of Magnum Photos since 2006, He is also a Professor of Art at the California College of the Arts. He has been exhibiting for over 25 years and his innovative use of image and text make him a landmark photographer of our times.

He began to explore experimental storytelling and the potentials of combining image and text with “Rich and Poor” (1977-85), where he juxtaposed the residents of welfare hotel rooms with the upper class and their elegantly furnished home interiors to investigate the nature of American myths about class, power, and happiness. In "Raised by Wolves” (1985-95), he worked closely with and documented runaway teenagers in San Francisco and Los Angeles to create a book and exhibition that combined original photographs, text, home movie stills, snapshots, drawings, diary entries as well as single and multi-channel video, sculpture, found objects, light boxes and other 3-D elements.

He is currently working on two new book projects - one a fictional autobiography and the other on migration in Europe. He is represented by Pace/MacGill Gallery in New York and the Stephen Wirtz Gallery in San Francisco.

Jim Goldberg
• PSU Monday Night Lecture Series
Mon • April 23 • 8:15p
510 SW Hall St • 5th Avenue Cinema Room 92


Opening today at the Feldman Gallery + Project Space at PNCA is curator Joel Leib’s Habit Forming: Contemporary Art from Portland Collections. Leib likes to look at other people’s art collections and then put together shows that are quite interesting (last year he did The Inside Game: a selection from PDX art collections at the Portland Art Center). The list of collectors and artists in this current iteration look outstanding. Here’s the press release:

Brought together by independent curator Joel Leib, Habit Forming is a large group show of dynamic cutting edge work from some of Portland's most adventurous private art collections; John C. Jay, Sarah Miller Meigs, Marjorie Myers, Erik Schneider, Jordan Schnitzer, and George Stroemple.

The exhibition includes exhibiting artists: Roy Arden, Uta Barth, John Currin, Tracy Emin, Kota Ezawa, Tony Feher, Ellen Gallagher, Toland Grinnell, Cameron Hayes, Glenn Ligon, Adam McEwan, Yoshitomo Nara, Catherine Opie, Julian Opie, Paul Pfeiffer, Ed Ruscha, Tom Sachs, Shi/ Reload Crew, Larry Sultan, Sarah Sze, Su-Mei Tse, Kara Walker and Nari Ward.

Habit Forming: Contemporary Art from Portland Collections
Feldman Gallery + Project Space
1241 NW Johnson St • 503.226.4391
Apr 23 - May 30 • Open Daily from 10a - 6p

Retinal Reverb, curated by Stephan Slappe and Mack McFarland, kicks off the opening of the PDX Film Fest with sculpture, installation and video art at Audio Cinema on Wednesday night. Click here for a full list of participants and what they’re doing.

Retinal Reverb • PDX Film Fest
Audio Cinema • 226 SE Madison St, under the Hawthorne Bridge
Wed • Apr 25 • 7p
$3 (suggested donation)

Posted by Melia Donovan on April 23, 2007 at 8:27 | Comments (2)


oops! one more thing this week:

PICA Time-Based Art Festival Public Launch
Wed Apr 25 5:30 pm
224 NW 13th Avenue 503.242.1419

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) invites PICA members and the general public to a friendly reception with Artistic Director Mark Russell as we introduce the artistic lineup of the 2007 Time-Based Art Festival (TBA:07).

PICA's TBA:07 Festival, now in its fifth year, is a contemporary art festival of regional, national, and international artists presenting performance, dance, music, new media and visual arts projects. With performances running from September 6-16, 2007 and month long exhibitions on display until October 8, 2007 , The TBA Festival is presented under bridges, over rivers, and throughout the city--all in Portland, OR USA.

TBA:07 Festival passes will also be on sale during the reception at a special early bird price. Passes are limited so don't miss this opportunity!

Posted by: melia [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 23, 2007 06:17 PM

Retinal Reverb PDX Film Fest
Audio Cinema 226 SE Madison St, under the Hawthorne Bridge
Wed Apr 25 8p 12a
$3 suggested donation

Posted by: Mack McFarland [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 23, 2007 07:12 PM

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