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Monday 08.31.09

first MFA Applied Craft & Design lecture

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Jersey Devil, Red Cross House, Islamorado, Florida

OCAC & PNCA present the first lecture for their joint MFA in Applied Craft & Design program. Steve Badanes is a founding member of Jersey Devil, a design/build practice specializing in innovative and energy-efficient structures. Badanes, known for the both the practice and the teaching of design/build, is currently a professor at the University of Washington.

Design lecture • 6:30-7:30pm • September 2
Bison Building • 421 NE 10th

Posted by Megan Driscoll on August 31, 2009 at 11:20 | Comments (0)

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Friday 08.28.09

Mel Katz has the last laugh

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Mel Katz at his March 2009 show

Of all of Portland's many longstanding art world figures, none commands the respect of younger generations more than Mel Katz. He's an impressive sculptor who hasn't grown so comfortable with his reputation that he's become stagnant. Though I've watched him for a mere decade, Katz appears to be the opposite… he seems to get more curious and take more risks as the years go by.

What's more, no other local artist deserves a serious retrospective than Mel Katz (though one wonders what institution could do it justice?).

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Mary Randlett, Mel Katz, (Summer, 1972)

Katz was also a driving institutional force for the PCVA and PSU's art program and during the 70's was somewhat single-handedly responsible for Portland not being isolated from the art world and contributing to the careers of major artists. In fact, the Portland Center for the Visual Arts was ahead of the time doing shows with Bruce Nauman, Richard Serra, Carl Andre, Robert Irwin, Chris Burden and Donald Judd etc. He's the dean of artist driven initiative and intervention in Portland and he has more in common with the constant waves of new artists than CS Price... (more)

Posted by Jeff Jahn on August 28, 2009 at 16:37 | Comments (3)

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TBA:09 Picks

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Antoine Catala, still from "TV"

Here's PORT's short list of TBA:09 picks. We're primarily a visual arts (not performing arts) publication, so consider this a by-no-means-complete list of visual arts highlights.

Psychedelic Soul, a collaboration between Kristan Kennedy and Cooley Gallery curator Stephanie Snyder. In conjunction with Reed's upcoming exhibition, The Language of the Nude, PICA and the Cooley have organized "two unique projects that fold past and present into a vivid dream of the future." The project features a video installation by Antoine Catala and a live performance by Brody Condon, both of which relate to other pieces the artists have in the festival. Event times & details on the TBA schedule.

National Park, an installation at THE WORKS by Fawn Krieger. "During her residency at PICA, Krieger will construct a stage set as national park. The structure takes its cues from Lewis & Clark, museum dioramas, Superstudio, and the U.S.'s post-war middle-class tourism pastime, the roadtrip."

Forever Now and Then Again, an installation at THE WORKS by Jesse Hayward. Inviting direct audience manipulation, Hayward "builds and paints objects in his studio that are then reimagined through a collaborative installation practice, articulating a space wherein boundaries are blurred. The sculptural commingles with the painterly, the coactive with the drawn..."

We Are Legion, a web based installation at THE WORKS by Stephen Slappe. Mining audience & participants' photo albums for evidence of "contemporary cultural indoctrination," Slappe's web project "creates a never-ending army of costumed youth."

The Oregon Painting Society will give one of their signature performances on Friday, September 11 at THE WORKS. In collaboration with Dragging an Ox Through Water, The Slaves, Woolly Mammoth Comes to Dinner, and Kent Richardson, OPS will use home-crafted objects and sounds to "take you deeper into the mystery."

Movements, a sound sculpture/installation by Ethan Rose at THE WORKS. Featuring over 100 carefully timed and placed music boxes, Movement's "tinkering creates a sensation of a shifting texture, housed in a visually stimulating acoustic environment."

Block Ice & Propane, a multimedia performance by cellist Erik Friedlander. Based on recollections of childhood family car vacations, the piece evokes truck stops, long, lonely highways, and stark panoramas. The highly intimate work is accompanied by projection of photographs taken by his father, famed photographer Lee Friedlander.

Posted by Megan Driscoll on August 28, 2009 at 13:26 | Comments (0)

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Thursday 08.27.09

Grande Ronde

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Rose McCormick

The final installment in NAAU's Couture series opens this weekend. Rose McCormick's Grande Ronde is an "art environment." She writes: "The achievement of this work is in it's conception, the finished show a fossil of the experience of discovery. It may be that viewing it is not enough, it may be that you have to have made it as well. But what it strives to do is offer the blueprint for you to create your own experience." The opening reception features lemon bars and lavender iced tea.

Opening reception • 12-3pm • August 30
New American Art Union • 922 SE Ankeny • 503.231.8294

Posted by Megan Driscoll on August 27, 2009 at 9:43 | Comments (1)

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Wednesday 08.26.09

Betty Bowen Finalists 2009

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Betty Bowen (on the right)

The Betty Bowen Award selection committee has selected 5 finalists this year, who will now compete for the prize. The 2 Oregonians are Jovencio de la Paz and Josh Faught. The three others are Jenny Heishman, Sean Johnson, and Matthew Offenbacher.

Though I'm a little suspicious of regional art awards (usually driven by politics instead of pure artistic strength) I think this list at least does a good job of highlighting lesser known artists in the region instead of well known critical/institutional favorites, which was something Bowen wanted. I predict... (more)

Posted by Jeff Jahn on August 26, 2009 at 16:58 | Comments (2)

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loud silence

Calling video artists: Savannah, GA-based gallery aquaspace is seeking video submissions for a very loud silence, a series of short silent films. a very loud silence will be presented on October 2 as part of Le Flash, a one-night art event in Castleberry Hill, Atlanta, GA. Pieces can be digitized film, video, or animation, maximum TRT 5 minutes, and should reflect the concept of "investigating the scope of emptiness, nothingness, and the unspoken through manipulations of moving light." Deadline September 15. For more info and application details, contact avantika@drainmag.com.

Posted by Megan Driscoll on August 26, 2009 at 12:09 | Comments (0)

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Tuesday 08.25.09

Last Thursday Alleys

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Appendix will be showing Finder Keeper, an installation by Zachary Davis "concerned with seekers and unexplored landscapes."

Opening reception • 6-11pm • August 27
Appendix Project Space • South alley b/w 26th & 27th on NE Alberta • appendixspace@gmail.com


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The Appendix folks are also helping establish a similar new space down the street. The space will be featuring Daniel Wallace's newest project, the result of the artist in residence program at The Dude Ranch, which "considers our relationship to light, materiality, and the parameters of visual perception."

Opening reception • 6-10pm • August 27
New Alberta project space • North alley b/w 28th & 29th on NE Alberta

Posted by Megan Driscoll on August 25, 2009 at 11:50 | Comments (1)

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Tuesday Links

The New York Times considers why New York is not producing the best architectural minds anymore and blames suburbanization + high rents.

It looks like Portland will be getting the world's greenest large building.

Here is a hilarous review of a critique of the art industrial complex.

Posted by Jeff Jahn on August 25, 2009 at 9:08 | Comments (0)

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Monday 08.24.09

Chris Johanson and Jo Jackson mural in North Portland

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Unfinished mural by Jo Jackson and Chris Johanson in North Portland

Maybe the new mural at Albina Green at the corner of N Albina and Sumner has caught your eye already. If it hasn't it should, it's a 14' x 53' work by Portland's Chris Johanson and Jo Jackson. According to RACC:

"The mural relates to the building, its surrounding neighborhood and the community in its theme of the contemporary natural environment. Chris and Jo work with imageries that relate to nature and the city often in their work. In this project they intend to combine a colorful abstract landscape including both native and exotic species, coexisting together in nature. Using symbols of ...(more)

Posted by Jeff Jahn on August 24, 2009 at 10:48 | Comments (0)

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Craft Conversation #2

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Karl Burkheimer

MoCC's Craft Conversations series continues this week. Part of the ongoing Call + Response exhibition, these conversations give artists and art historians a chance to dialogue publicly about their craft. The second conversation features Matt Johnston, assistant professor, department of art, Lewis & Clark, and Karl Burkheimer, associate professor and head of wood department, OCAC.

Art dialogue • 5:30pm • August 27
Museum of Contemporary Craft • 724 NW Davis • 503.223.2654

Posted by Megan Driscoll on August 24, 2009 at 10:15 | Comments (0)

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Saturday 08.22.09

An Expeditionary Journal at U of O's White Stag Block

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Till now, episodic moments like the Glen Adamson lecture and some of Matthew Stadler's events at the White Stag building have been a bit of a very promising question mark regarding how the U of O will fit into Portland's very active civic fabric.

That's where the show, "An Expeditionary Journal: Artifacts of an investigation of new technology, undertaken in the open spirit of Enlightment experimentation," comes in. It doesn't require a formal gallery and instead is presented a bit like the remains of a workshop in one of White Stag's common areas the Fab Lab. The effect works surprisingly well, keeping this work grounded in experimentation so its investigatory élan isn't traded for white box preciousness...(more)

Posted by Jeff Jahn on August 22, 2009 at 13:48 | Comments (0)

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Friday 08.21.09

word and image

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Shusaku Arakawa, Untitled, from the portfolio No! Says the Signified, 1973

Word and Image/Word as Image opens this weekend at PAM. "Featuring works by artists from Albrecht Dürer to Ed Ruscha, this exhibition examines the relationship between word and image in prints over the course of more than 500 years, from the Renaissance to today."

Exhibition • August 22 - November 29, 2009
Portland Art Museum • 1219 SW Park • 503.226.2811

Posted by Megan Driscoll on August 21, 2009 at 9:29 | Comments (0)

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Thursday 08.20.09

Touring in support of the Art of Touring

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This Saturday in support of the Art of Touring, Fontanelle gallery is presenting readings and performances from four of the touring musicians and editors in the show/book: Sara Jaffe (Erase Errata), Rebecca Gates, Tara Jane Oneil, and Julianna Bright (The Golden Bears).

Readings and Performances • 6pm • August 22
Fontanelle • 205 SW Pine St, Portland OR 97204

Posted by Jeff Jahn on August 20, 2009 at 10:22 | Comments (0)

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Wednesday 08.19.09

PAM acquires two Sanford Biggers works

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Biggers' Cheshire (2008)

The latest additions to the Portland Art Museum's contemporary collection are two of Sanford Biggers' "Cheshire" works; a video piece and a newly installed wall/floor sculpture with a LED light show. Both purchases were made possible through fund's provided by the Contemporary Art Council. They will both be on display through August 30th as part of Biggers' show in the ongoing Miller-Meigs series.

The Cheshire sculpture acts both as as a sign and light show performance, with its teeth approximating the Cheshire cat's winking but toothy smile. Like most of Biggers' more recent work its tough to categorize because... (more)

Posted by Jeff Jahn on August 19, 2009 at 13:20 | Comments (0)

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Tuesday 08.18.09

the idiosyncratic element

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Avalon Kalin

Avalon Kalin presents The Idiosyncratic Element is the Precursor to Change at PSU's Autzen Gallery. "For over a year, Kalin has been working with local cafe proprietor Jonathan Legare as the artist-in-residence of his southeast cafe and community resource center, LEGARE'S. The title of Kalin's exhibition is an aphorism authored by Legare himself. Acting as an experimental documentary installation, Kalin's show uses Legare's life and times as a starting point, and engages Legare's particular interests." The show runs August 18-28, 2009.

Opening reception • 6pm • August 22
Autzen Gallery • 724 SW Harrison Street • Neuberger Hall, 2nd Floor, rm 205

Posted by Megan Driscoll on August 18, 2009 at 9:24 | Comments (0)

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Monday 08.17.09

More Monday Links

Tyler Green discussed one of my favorite artists, Fred Sandback, as a recent acquisition at the NGA.

Any large scale naval reenactment gets my thumbs up and this project in Queens is no exception

Brian Libby's excellent post on Portland's bid for the 1968 Olympics is extremely interesting.

Gallery Homeland was on OPB's Morning edition at 6:50 Am today discussing their upcoming East/West exchange exhibitions in Berlin and the importance of import/export for the visual art scene (pssst update the GH website with an East/West page). Analysis: showing outside Portland, even Berlin isn't a new thing for Portland artists... but an entire exhibition series in Berlin is cool. Artists are always taken for granted in their home cities and it is important to stir things up by showing outside of town... there really isn't a "locals only" art scene anywhere anymore. Group shows like the East/West project are hardly ever definitive but they do open up new contacts and connections and that's the thing about Portland's new (but decade old) scene... we just aren't limited to the immediate environs anymore. We don't think or act in isolated ways... nice hustle Gallery Homeland.

Posted by Jeff Jahn on August 17, 2009 at 10:55 | Comments (0)

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Saturday 08.15.09

Ty Ennis' You'll Love It Here at NAAU

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In 1999 Portland artist Ty Ennis learned he had grown up adjacent to Spokane's notorious serial killer Robert Lee Yates Jr. In response, Ennis' latest show, "You'll Love It Here," presents a lurid double poisoned well of memory. The show ends this weekend but for Ennis and the other people Yates touched, this proximity to human darkness will never fully come to term.

If your life has ever been touched by a murderer I suspect you'll find this show powerfully hollow and unresolved in that terribly familiar way I wont be able to properly convey unless you've experienced it... (more)

Posted by Jeff Jahn on August 15, 2009 at 14:10 | Comments (0)

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Manor of Art at MP5

Last night the Manor of Art and The Grid shows at Milepost 5 both seemed to achieve the desired effect of attendance reminiscent of shows like The Modern Zoo in 2003 and the Charm Bracelet's meeting people in 2002 or the perpetual stew at the Everett Station Lofts. Each exhibition had more than just a few things worth seeing but granted these are essentially group shows that focused more on group than the show. This is not necessarily a bad thing as art thrives on proximity and social interaction. The resulting good energy in an odd smelling building in need of renovation is the sort of thing that opens up new possibilities to artists from time to time.

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For me Cris Moss' video installation in Room 306 was the highlight of the evening.

Though definitely good intentioned but somewhat oddly located on 82nd Milepost 5 is an non profit effort to establish an artist community in a city where artists tend to cluster, divining the next hot neighborhood on their own (in the past 2 decades it has been the Alphabet District, the Pearl District, North Mississippi, North Williams an now near N. Interstate). In fact, other projects like the Falcon Arts Community on N Albina or the Everett Station Lofts seem to be doing well because they are close in. Whereas Milepost 5 has always seemed like a well intentioned herding activity on the outskirts rather than actually tracking the where artists would naturally colonize. That said, if the economy turns around MP5 could be successful... (more)

Posted by Jeff Jahn on August 15, 2009 at 9:06 | Comments (2)

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Friday 08.14.09

STOCK fashion

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Katy Asher, Amber Bell and Ariana Jacob are seeking proposals for their August STOCK dinner grant. The concept: Each month, STOCK invites people from the community to an inexpensive dinner at the gallery. The proceeds from the dinner all go directly into the STOCK artist grant, and the attendees decide who will receive that month's grant. Artists may only submit one proposal per month. Deadline: August 23. Submission guidelines and further info are here.


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The annual Junk to Funk recycled fashion event is seeking artists for the 2009 show. Deadline: October 14. More info about the event and submission guidelines here.

Posted by Megan Driscoll on August 14, 2009 at 10:19 | Comments (0)

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Thursday 08.13.09

MP5: Manor of Art & The Grid

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MP5's ambitious group exhibition, performance, and music series Manor of Art opens this weekend. Following in the tradition of Portland group experiences like the Modern Zoo, Manor of Art presents over 100 artists transforming the yet-to-be-renovated rooms of MP5's Studios building. The event lasts for 10 days, and also includes a series of music shows and experimental theater performances. More information and the full schedule is here.

Opening event • 6-9pm • August 14
Milepost 5 • 900 NE 81st Ave • 503.998.4878


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Ryan Sarah Murphy

Also launching this weekend at MP5: TJ Norris' The Grid will open in the MP53 exhibition space. The Grid features 27 international artists using small-scale works to explore the concept of the grid, "seen as a way to organize, divide and separate... both ideas and formalities." The show runs August 14 - October 17, 2009, and will have its opening reception next weekend.

Opening reception • 7-9pm • August 22
Milepost 5 • 900 NE 81st Ave • 503.998.4878

Posted by Megan Driscoll on August 13, 2009 at 11:35 | Comments (0)

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Wednesday 08.12.09

it happens

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"Anti-sociologist" Patrick Rock is spending 6 days living in a bunker under Ditch Projects, using the time to "obsessively and painstakingly construct a physical manifesto of Oregonian identity designed to turn the viewer into salt at a single glance." The experiment will culminate in a "neo-pagan anti-potluck" this weekend, followed by a performance by PISS at 10.

Opening happening • 7-10pm • August 15
Ditch Projects • 303 S. 5th AVE Springfield, OR • info@ditchprojects.com


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Bill Brown and Sabine Gruffat

Disjecta presents the kick-off show of Bill Brown and Sabine Gruffat's Time Machine tour. Using reading, slide projection, digital video, records, and real-time rendered audiovisual performance, they'll "set the dials and push the levers while guiding you through the fourth dimension!" Matt McCormick will open for Time Machine with his musical project "Very Stereo." $5.

Time performance • 8pm • August 15
Disjecta • 8371 N Interstate • 503.286.9449

Posted by Megan Driscoll on August 12, 2009 at 11:27 | Comments (0)

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Wednesday Links

Edward Winkleman has some great advice for anyone that wants to achieve anything. If any project is truly worthwhile it's worth letting it develop on its own time table, rather than merely calibrating for the moment.

Zaha Hadid's pavilion in Millennium Park (Chicago) looks great.

Kenneth Johnson at the NYT's looks at what happens when a museum tries to reflect assumed sociological content in its collection instead of being cutting edge. It's sometimes a problem in our part of the country when institutions hedge on so callled Northwest Art (usually with some overwhelming nod to craft and nature). I'd counter that it's much broader than that (especially in Portland, Seattle and Vancouver BC) it's just easier to perpetuate the stereotype on an institutional and critical level than to challenge it.

Posted by Jeff Jahn on August 12, 2009 at 10:27 | Comments (0)

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Tuesday 08.11.09

Brickthrough

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Edward Jeffrey Kriksciun

Nationale presents Edward Jeffrey Kriksciun's Brickthrough, a showcase of recent cut-outs that examine negatives & positives. Kriksciun "explores how this relates to our surrounding environment and affects our internal selves: what do we see/ what do we get out of it/ how can we make things better/ do we cut away the negative/ and if we do, are we left with just with the positive."

Opening reception • 6-9pm • August 14
Nationale • 2730 E Burnside • nationale.portland@gmail.com

Posted by Megan Driscoll on August 11, 2009 at 11:34 | Comments (0)

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Monday 08.10.09

PAM artist talk series: Jeffry Mitchell

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Jeffry Mitchell, "Sphinx," 2008, selected to receive one of PAM's Contemporary Northwest Art Awards

PAM's monthly artist talk series will be led this week by Jeffry Mitchell. He'll lecture about a work from the collection that "delights, puzzles, or inspires him." Meet in the Hoffman lobby before the talk; join him and others in the lobby for happy hour after.

Artist talk • 6-8pm • August 13
Portland Art Museum • 1219 SW Park • 503.226.2811

Posted by Megan Driscoll on August 10, 2009 at 9:38 | Comments (0)

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Sunday 08.09.09

937 condo art on Street of Dreams tour

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Lobby of the 937 condo (all photos Jeff Jahn)

Generally, I avoid Portland's annual Street of Dreams extravaganza as a decidedly middlebrow McMansion gawkfest (I'm for taste vs size). But this year it's in the Pearl District, making it an urban density showcase in Portland's chief arts district. In fact, it's this massive influx of bare walls that most Portland art dealers have found terribly interesting. Typically, real-estate and the art markets are intimately related and the bad condo market is hurting galleries and artists.

Now critically speaking, none of the art at Street of Dreams is edgy (much of it is tripe) but it is interesting to see some of the good work away of the more antiseptic gallery and museum walls in a home environment. Sadly, most never see collectors homes and these tours are designer choices so they don't have the same idiosyncratic variety of a real collection. Still it is interesting... (more)

Posted by Jeff Jahn on August 09, 2009 at 20:13 | Comments (0)

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Saturday 08.08.09

Complete video of Incompletely opening



Sure, some of the work leans heavily on that old "failure fetish" crutch that's so so art school but Gallery Homeland's "Incompletely" opening last night was worthwhile... not some utter failure.

Posted by Jeff Jahn on August 08, 2009 at 13:33 | Comments (2)

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Friday 08.07.09

tons of opportunities

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Dana Fenwick, from the Plastic Quilt project

There are seven different artist opportunities under "Read more," including the Plastic Quilt Project, a call for PSU art alumni, the Oregon Media Arts Fellowship, a public art opportunity via the Oregon Percent for Art program, a Launch Pad group show, a print show at Bamboo Grove Salon, and FoundPortland.

Posted by Megan Driscoll on August 07, 2009 at 12:51 | Comments (0)

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Thursday 08.06.09

Jordan Tull's debut at Tractor Gallery

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Reflexion (detail)

Jordan Tull's Reflexion marks another exciting introduction at Tractor Gallery, which has lately become the place in Portland for new installation artists to make a serious debut (pointed out by PORT and menton in the New York Times before other local sources). What's more the level of ambition in the aluminum fabrication here puts most other Portland art spaces to shame (this isn't an indie aesthetic at all). Thus, Tull's effort really stands out, even in comparison to other Tractor shows.

For example, instead of simply having the work fabricated for him Tull did the work himself collaborating with a CAD design programmer to achieve today's ridiculous (but industrially typical)levels of precision... (more)

Posted by Jeff Jahn on August 06, 2009 at 17:12 | Comments (0)

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First Friday Picks August 2009

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From "Incompletely"

Gallery Homeland presents Incompletely, a group exhibition curated by Calvin Ross Carl. Calvin Ross Carl, Derek Franklin, Ashley Sloan, Josh Smith, Bailey Winters and Gary Wiseman "explore themes of incompleteness and insufficiency through formal, conceptual and emotional means."

Opening reception • 6-9pm • August 7
Gallery Homeland • 2505 SE 11th • info@galleryhomeland.org

(More.)

Posted by Megan Driscoll on August 06, 2009 at 11:38 | Comments (0)

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Wednesday 08.05.09

NW Tracking: Artist Spotlight

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Michele Russo, "Untitled (blue and gray abstract)," 2002

The final installment in the NW Film Center's summer artist spotlight series is tomorrow. Three short films exploring local artists will be shown: Jon Stewart's A Painter's Vision: Michele Russo, Wendy Wells Jackson's Louis Bunce, Portland Painter, and Sarah Swanberg's Jack McLarty: Painting is My Language.

Film(s) screening • 7pm • August 6
NW Film Center • 1219 SW Park • Whitsell Auditorium

Posted by Megan Driscoll on August 05, 2009 at 10:04 | Comments (0)

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Tuesday 08.04.09

First Thursday Picks August 2009

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Garry Winogrand, "Centennial Ball, Metropolitan Museum of New York, 1969" c.1975

Charles Hartman presents Faces: Vintage and Contemporary Photographic Portraits. Combining 19th and 20th century photographic masterworks and contemporary images, the exhibition explores "the fundamental tension in photography between point of view and composition." Artists include Ansel Adams, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Harry Callahan, Danny Lyon, Sally Mann, Arnold Newman, Frederick Sommer, and Garry Winogrand, with Corey Arnold, Daido Moriyama, Mark Steinmetz and Issei Suda, and more.

Opening reception • 5:30-8:30pm • August 6
Charles Hartman Fine Art • 134 NW 8th • 503.287.3886


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While you're down at Tractor, check out the Everett Station Lofts' annual summer Rooftop Exhibit chaos-a-thon: "Once a year the hub of Portland's young, hip, gritty art scene merges with its seasoned career artist neighbors to throw a colossal celebration of visual art, music, performance art, gourmet food with a contemporary flair, and cash bar." There is also a Scion funded event with DJ's etc at Igloo so "The Lofts" will definitely be the scene on Thursday.

Group opening party • 6-10pm • August 6
Everett Station Lofts • 328 NW Broadway

(More.)

Posted by Megan Driscoll on August 04, 2009 at 9:00 | Comments (0)

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Monday 08.03.09

Monday links

Roberta Smith's review of Ron Arad's retrospective explores the exhibition's conceits. Sure there are ideas but are there enough to support such a sustained look? Is Arad suddenly looking more dated?

Just one of the conversations sparked in part by PORT's suggestion that the new Willamette transit bridge be dedicated to Mark Rothko (the city's most famous yet locally unheralded son).

The Rose Museum's board officially sues to halt the shameful closure of the museum by Brandeis University.

Ben Davis takes a swim in the muddy waters between Deleuze and Francis Bacon.

Posted by Jeff Jahn on August 03, 2009 at 9:45 | Comments (0)

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psu mfa theses

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Bethany Hays

Bethany Hays presents I Am a Containerful of Memories at PSU's Autzen Gallery: "These domestic landscapes present a record of human activity and speak to the importance of everyday routine... The viewer is asked to consider the fictional nature of memory, which like the bronzing of baby shoes, distorts experience in an attempt to preserve it." Exhibition runs August 3 - 14, 2009.

Opening reception • 6-9pm • August 8
Autzen Gallery • 724 SW Harrison Street • Neuberger Hall, 2nd Floor, rm 205


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Vanessa Calvert

Vanessa Calvert presents A Space of Flows at PSU's MK Gallery. Calvert "explores the construct of cyberspace by creating an interactive lounge where space disconnects from place and begins to operate outside linear progressions." Exhibition runs August 3 - 14, 2009.

Opening reception • 6-9pm • August 8
MK Gallery • 2000 SW 5th Avenue • Art Building, 2nd floor rm 210

Posted by Megan Driscoll on August 03, 2009 at 9:42 | Comments (0)

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