Chicago-based artist Anne Wilson will be lecturing twice this week in Portland. Wilson is a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a renowned craft artist who coined the term "sloppy craft." First, she'll present Liminal Networks
at Reed College: "Employing familiar, domestic materials, including table linen, bed sheets, human hair, thread, and lace, Wilson explores the larger themes of time, loss, private and social rituals." Wilson's second appearance will be a craft dialogue with Josh Faught, Nan Curtis, and Jessica Jackson Hutchins on the topic of "sloppy craft" at PNCA. The dialogue is anticipation of the exhibition on that theme at MoCC in 2010-2011, co-curated by Faught and MoCC curator Namita Gupta Wiggers. (Keep an eye on this space for an interview with Wilson.)
Artist lecture • 7pm • October 8
• 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd • Vollum Lecture Hall
Craft conversation • 1-3pm • October 10
• 1241 NW Johnson • Swigert Commons
Installation artist Kartz Ucci, who is currently exhibiting at PCC Rock Creek's Helzer Gallery
, will launch Clark College's Archer Gallery's new artist lecture series this week. Ucci is currently an Assistant Professor in Digital Arts at the University of Oregon in Eugene.
Artist lecture • 7pm • October 7
1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA • PUB 161
In conjunction with their upcoming exhibition Inspiration China
, which is loosely in conjunction with PAM's upcoming exhibition China Design Now
, UO Portland presents Design Under the Cultural Influence
, week two of their noon architecture lecture series. Suenn Ho, senior designer at MulvannyG2 Architecture, will discuss how Chinese culture influences MulvannyG2's designs locally and internationally.
Architecture lecture • 12-1pm • October 7
UO White Stag
• 70 NW Couch St. • White Stag Event Room
Matthew Stinchcomb, VP of Etsy
Matthew Stinchcomb, VP of groundbreaking DIY art and craft site Etsy
, will be lecturing this week for the PNCA/CYAN/PDX Cultural Residency Series. He'll explore "Digitally Building the DIY Community.
DIY Craft Lecture • 5:30-7pm • October 7
PNCA @ CYAN/PDX
• 1720 SW 4th
Jacqueline Ehlis, "After Hours Red (The Red Corner)" from "Serenade" at NAAU
As part of PAM's ongoing artist lecture series, Jacqueline Ehlis will lecture this week on one or two pieces in the museum. Ehlis is a local artist who "creates abstract works that explore how light interacts with surfaces and gallery space." Read PORT's review of her Couture show here.
The PAM artist lectures meet in the Hoffman lobby, then return there ~7pm for happy hour and conversation.
Artist lecture • 6-8pm • October 8
Portland Art Museum
• 1219 SW Park • 503.226.2811
Martin Kersels, "Fat Iggy 2"
LA-based performance artist Martin Kersels, who came to Portland last spring for RAW
, is lecturing this week for PNCA's MFA in Visual Studies program: "Employing a range of media, from sculpture and photography to video and performance, Kersels has long used art as a forum for wrestling with the limitations and possibilities of being a fully embodied, sentient and emotional being." The lecture will take place at the Museum of Contemporary Craft.
Artist lecture • 6:30-8pm • October 8
PNCA @ MoCC
• 724 NW Davis
The Anne Wilson lecture is a don't-miss (I saw her here in SF last night). She's a very thoughtful speaker and maker, and gave us a sneak preview of her exhibitions for 2010. It's very interesting to see how her practice has evolved from intimate and personal to large-scale participatory works.