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Thursday 01.05.12

« First Thursday January 2012 | Main | Monday Links »

First Weekend January 2012

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California (detail), oil on canvas (in Timothy Scott Dalbow’s studio)

You cant kill painting, because it is like an undead zombie medium... it just gets up again and again, either limping ghoulishly or slinking about as a sexy vampire. That's pretty much what I expect from Nationale's opener for 2012, Highlighter, co-curated by PORT-star Amy Bernstein.

"In Nationale’s Highlighter, co-curators Amy Bernstein and May Juliette Barruel round up six exhilarating young painters for an intimate, studio-style exhibition. Showing only recent works from the artists, Bernstein and Barruel openly engage with the now in order to emphasize the heuristic energy guiding such innovation in the first place.

Through a shared language of brilliant colors and jostling patterns, inspired in part by the excess of modern culture, the canvases of Bernstein, James Boulton, John Brodie, Timothy Scott Dalbow, Marie Koetje and K Scott Rawls function as a playground for symbolic and formal invention. However, despite such non-representational tendencies, the works ultimately renounce the highbrow tenets of traditional abstraction in favor of more relatable, personal experiences."

Opening reception • 6-9pm • January 6
Artist presentation • 6pm • August 8
Nationale • 811 E Burnside Suite 112 • 503.477.9786

 
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Cwik/Stebivka @ galleryHOMELAND
galleryHOMELAND presents Portland artists and photographers Larry Cwik and Miri Stebivka. "Through travel, personal experience, and the human figure, each artist broadens their own field of vision and build on their backgrounds. Stebivka’s new work focuses on the beauty of the figure and elaborates on form with his playful sense of light and manipulation." Cwik uses his sense of composition, "to capture the pristine moments of color and contrast within bold cultures and everyday people."

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


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piece by an anonymous artist... (my current guess is Tad Savinar or Ryanna)

The Art Gym is opening its winter season with Anonymous, organized by guest curator Micah Malone. "Anonymous includes work by six artists who have agreed to remain anonymous and will be identified in the exhibition as Artist A, Artist B, Artist C, Artist D, Artist E and Artist F. Anonymous will include painting, wall drawings, sculpture, video and installation and continue through Wednesday, February 15.

Artists in anonymous signed a contract that included the following first paragraph:

Agreement: You, 'Artist D' are entering into an agreement with the 'Curator' and The Art Gym. Both 'Artist D' and 'Curator' agree to never confirm your participation in this exhibition to the press, Art Gym museum staff members, students, other artists, friends, family, or anybody who might fall outside of this list. Your participation will not be listed on any press materials, statements or documents outside of this one. If a direct question is asked of your participation a straight lie of, 'no, I have nothing to do with any of this', is perfectly acceptable. Upon signature of this contract, your authorship is officially obscured."

Exhibition • January 8 - February 15
Opening reception • 3-5pm • January 8
Marylhurst Art Gym • 17600 Pacific Highway, Marylhurst, OR • 503.699.6243

Posted by Jeff Jahn on January 05, 2012 at 22:50 | Comments (1)


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Oh, Gallery Homeland...
I've been wanting to go to an art gallery to see someone's vacation photos... feels like it's been weeks since I've seen that.

Two years ago your programming was solid, now it's a Tumblr.

Posted by: Anona7545 [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 6, 2012 09:46 AM

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