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Wednesday 07.09.08

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Second Friday Picks July 2008

Taylor Deupree

Newspace is showing their annual juried exhibition, curated this year by accomplished Portland artist TJ Norris. He describes the chosen photographs as an exploration of the "essence and fragility" of the "selective and concealed moment in time."

Opening reception • 7-10pm • July 11
Newspace Center for Photography • 1632 SE 10th AVE • 503.963.1935

Daniel Barron

A Numb Hinge: "By definition an emotionally unresponsive, indifferent device on which subsequent events depend. In a word, technology." Daniel Barron's work explores biology and technology, and the way these relationships define a "human being or being human."

Opening reception • 6-9pm • July 11
Pushdot Studio • 1021 SE Caruthers St. • 503.224.5925

Thin Ice Collective

Gallery Homeland presents Universal Grammar by the Thin Ice Collective. Taking its concept from Naom Chomsky's suggestion that all languages have a common structural basis, the exhibition "test(s) the limits of communication," exploring "what it means to take part in a dialogue" on an individual and social level.

Opening reception • 6-9pm • July 11
Gallery Homeland • 2505 SE 11th AVE • info@galleryhomeland.org


The PSU Social Practices Group is exhibiting at Worksound this month. Within a Seven Minute Walk From Worksound is basically what it sounds like - an installation exploring the neighborhood around the gallery. I just went to the first PDXplore talk, and I think this show has the potential to get at one of the issues presented by the designers: The need to engage ritual public space in our relationship with, and development of, the city. This experiment should challenge our notion that the art world can only do this through "public art," presenting the radical suggestion that galleries can be, and/or interact with, public space too.

Opening reception • 6-9pm • July 11
Worksound Gallery • 820 SE Alder • mojomodou@gmail.com

Ben Rosenberg, MFA 2007

This is technically on the west side, but it's another interesting Friday PSU-related opening: PSU's Autzen Gallery presents Cross Section. The show is the first in an annual summer series exhibiting work by PSU graduates. This year over 30 artists are participating, whose graduation dates span the past forty years, and whose work includes painting, sculpture, and photography.

Opening reception • 5-8pm • July 11
PSU Autzen Gallery • 724 SW Harrison St.

Posted by Megan Driscoll on July 09, 2008 at 15:37 | Comments (0)


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