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Thursday 07.01.10

« Opening a new book on OCAC | Main | Big Question Marks »

First Friday Picks July 2010

Jeff Jahn VM (Nouvel), 2009

NAAU presents Vection, installations, photography and essay by PORTstar publisher and co-founder Jeff Jahn: "Im interested in civilization/wilderness and its interactive by-products (like culture, housing, design and landfills). Since 2006 my work has increasingly made use of recycled materials and design motifs as a digestion of the present challenges at the intersection of man and nature or where concept meets its execution. According to Jahn the recycled materials invite, 'a discussion around opportunity costs surrounding the definition and use of the built environment and its integration (successful or not) into the larger ecosystem.' The new works for Vection further this inquiry and the accompanying essay of the same name is intended to contextualize an important thread of work that has been being produced in Portland and beyond as well."

Opening reception • 6-9pm • July 2
New American Art Union • 922 SE Ankeny • 503.231.8294


Newspace presents their 6th annual juried exhibition, curated by Darren Ching. Featured artists include Alexander Harding, Andrea Land, Anna Landa, Charles Rozier, Dave Jordano, Donna J. Wan, Jordana Kalman, Meredith Miller, Karen Miranda Rivadeneira, Rania Matar, and Steven Beckly.

Opening reception • 6-9pm • July 2
Newspace Center for Photography • 1632 SE 10th • 503.963.1935

Sarah Gottesdeiner

Nationale presents Sarah Gottesdeiner's Neither Higher Nor Lower: "The work presented here, which includes photographs, paintings, silkscreens, and books published by Publication Studio, intends to be a celebration of collaboration, inspiration, friendship, and the energy of action and living."

Opening reception • 6-9pm • July 2
Nationale • 811 E Burnside Suite 112 • nationale.portland@gmail.com

Posted by Megan Driscoll on July 01, 2010 at 10:04 | Comments (3)


Will someone please explain the PORT convention of eschewing the art (p)review convention of providing dimensions and media in photo captions?

Posted by: s [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 2, 2010 09:31 AM

Sure... we want you to see the show in person or check out the gallery's website.

Posted by: Double J [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 2, 2010 10:47 AM

Because... people who read art blogs make decisions about whether or not to see (or see more about) the reviewed work based on the visually-orienting information provided with reproductions of it? That would be sad if it were true.

Thanks for the reply.

Posted by: s [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 3, 2010 11:11 AM

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