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Saturday 11.19.11

« Kippenberger at PAM | Main | Clyfford Still Muesum opens »

Open Doors and Second Previews

MFA Visual Studies_Open Studios 2011.jpg

Tonight, MFA candidates in PNCA's Visual Studies Program open their studios "for an evening of art, performance and conversation." Look! Ask! Be intrigued! Herein lies the future.

Class of 2012: Nadia Buyse, Jodie Cavalier, Patrick Driscoll, Kei Horiuchi, Juleen Johnson, Oriana Lewton-Leopold, Fletcher Meisenburg, Jamie Nadherny, James Papadopoulos, Stefan Ransom, Victoria Reynolds, Marilyn Skalberg, Timothy Stigliano.

Class of 2013: Christina Bailey, Terri Bradley, Erin Dengerink, Kaila Farrell-Smith, Kiel Fletcher, Linden How, Timothy Janchar, John Knight, Matthew Leavitt, Daniel Long, Andrew Lorish, Jordan Meyers, Cristin Norine, Justin Schwab, Edward Trover, Lindsay Williams, Takahiro Yamamoto.

Open studios • 6:30-11pm • November 19
PNCA MFA Visual Studies Studios • 1830 NW 19th • 503.226.4391

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Wynde Dyer, "1751 Easy Street," 2011

PLACE revisits five shows in its glossy birds-eye atrium.

- Wynde Dyer's For Sale By Owner: 1751 Easy Street, an excitingly large 1/2 scale model of her childhood home. Dyer built the replica on-site from memory using traditional wooden lathe construction. She plans to torch the whole piece after the show closes.
- Rhoda London's and..., an examination of myth and memory using artifacts and drawings. Harrison Higgs contributes a video of blurry "purgatorial space."
- Richard Schemmerer's Framed or Frame of Mind, a grid of assemblages and peculiarly angled picture frames.
- Jane Schiffhauer's The Myth of Memory, a multimedia installation about gender, power and personal narrative. Features a glass ladder (leading to an even peskier glass ceiling?!)
- Jamie Marie Waelchli's translations, a video projection about the slow decline of words into gobbledygook. Cameo by Google Translate.

For the party, Jason King will also unveil PositionMax Beta, a sculptural work involving new performance technology. A stealth apparatus "allows previously unmanageable positions to be held steadily by performers over long periods of time." The result? Still human forms with superhuman durability.

Edit: Upcoming Monday, artist talks with Wynde Dyer, Jane Schiffhauer and Jason King. PNCA professor Mary Preis moderates.

Closing reception and performance • 6-9pm • November 19
Artist talks • 7-9pm • November 21
PLACE @ Pioneer Place Mall • 700 SW 5th • 3rd floor • placepdx@gmail.com


Posted by Kelly Kutchko on November 19, 2011 at 11:35 | Comments (0)


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