For their ongoing artist talk series, Clark College presents Isaac Layman, whose photographs are "hyper-real, psychologically charged visions of the spaces and objects found in his Seattle home." In conjunction with the lecture, his work is on display in the Archer Gallery through February 6th.
Artist lecture • 7pm • February 3
• 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA • Penguin Union Building (PUB) 161
Poet, essayist, translator, and cultural critic Lewis Hyde will lecture at PNCA on The Gift and the Commons: Creativity and the Public Good
. "Hyde asks questions central to the lives of artists as well as teachers and others who serve the public good: How do we discover work that satisfies beyond financial compensation? What are our norms for reciprocity and how do gifts create bonds in communities? His current project extends these questions to the realm of the 'cultural commons' — 'that vast store of un-owned ideas, inventions, and works of art we have inherited from the past, and that we continue to create.' In his lecture, Hyde will discuss personal gifts, the creative spirit, and our shared cultural past and imagined future."
Author lecture • 6:30-8pm • February 3
• 1241 NW Johnson • Swigert Commons
For TBA:10, PICA will present The People's Biennial
, a new experiment in exhibition making by Harrell Fletcher and Jens Hoffmann. The project focuses on art being made outside of traditional artistic institutions and urban centers, and Portland will be the first location on a five-city tour. This weekend the curators will be in town to host a chat about their own practice and their aspirations for the show. They'll also be soliciting recommendations from the community for work that should be included.
Curatorial conversation • 4-5:30pm • February 6
PICA @ The Ace Hotel Annex
• 403 SW 10th