For the month of October, Newspace will feature the top three photographers from their 2006 National Juried Exhibition, which was juried by Christopher Rauschenberg and Jennifer Stoots. Although the artists are exhibiting separate shows, their images are united by an obsessive deconstruction of their environment. In his series The Garden
, Todd Stewart attempts to share the wonder that he observes in his young children's experience of the natural world. With his rich, green imagery, Stewart invites the viewer to feel this same simple pleasure, as he attempts to explore the relationship between individual creativity and the "natural" process of creation. Paul Yurkovich's Along the Road
takes us into the world of the American road trip. Rather than picture the "sights", Yurkovich seeks to capture the dreamlike roadside visions that rush past, lingering only as "sustained afterthoughts." Finally, Rishi Singal's Condition of Urbanity
takes us back into the city, documenting his investigations into the forms and (dis)order with which we build our cities. From Western Europe to New Delhi to New York City, Singal has documented his patient exploration of the development of the modern urban world.
Opening Reception • 7-10pm • October 5Newspace Center for Photography
• 1632 SE 10th Ave. • 503.963.1935
Rose McCormick, "Word Smith"
Rose McCormick's The Myth Building Process
will be featured this month at NAAU. Drawing from the "folk tradition of appropriation," McCormick's paintings explore the tools provided by archetypes and "iconic narratives" to communicate intimate personal experience.
Opening Reception • 7-10pm • October 5New American Art Union
• 922 SE Ankeny St. • 503.231.8294
Local artist Alex Steckly will be exhibiting his newest paintings at Jáce Gáce this month. Described as a "new take on early formalist aesthetics," his swooping circles toy with the aesthetics of form and the potential inherent in the wanderings of the human imagination. Steckly coats his paintings in a thick layer of resin, lending them a weight and sheen comparable to "the surface of still water."
Opening Reception • 6pm-midnight • October 5Jáce Gáce
• 2045 SE Belmont St. • 503.239.1887