Victor Maldonado and Jonathan Leach @ SOUTHERN/PACIFIC
Gallery Homeland's SOUTHERN/PACIFIC travels to Portland for its second iteration. The Lawndale Art Center hosted the first in Houston and the last will be somewhere in Marfa. Participating artists are working closely together to produce new and exciting arrangements that are informed by their shifting contexts. galleryHOMELAND says "breaking beyond the white walls SOUTHERN/PACIFIC branches out into the art world and into the public. With the main exhibitions creating the foundation, film screenings, panel discussions, performances, and workshops will be happening throughout the duration of the show." From what I can tell, artists in Houston have thrived under city-wide (financial) support of works that extend 'beyond the white walls' in a manner quite unlike the puppy-friendship-bracelet-and-kitten flare of artists here. It's always fun to see worlds collide and partnerships form. Participating artists include John Calaway, Calvin Ross Carl, Joseph Cohen, Jillian Conrad, David Corbett, Arcy Douglass, Sean Healy, Hana Hillerova, Roxanne Jackson, Jeff Jahn, Terrell James, Jonathan Leach, Victor Maldonado, Julian Mock, Ann Marie Nafziger, Alyce Santoro, and Von Tundra.
June 22 - July 30
Opening Reception | June 22 | 6-9PM
| 2505 SE 11th Avenue
Research Club Brunch illustration by Maggie Nichols
Nim Wunnan might never stop finding ways to bring "interesting and interested" folks together. This is, however, Research Club's last scheduled brunch. If over the years you've had the chance to spend noontime on a Sunday working away at a veggie scramble with your ears perked up at a bright and excited face, this will feel nostalgic. If you haven't, this is your chance for that last savory bite. Daniel Glendening will give an artist talk; Gus Frederick will speak about the Davenport Project; Abe Abeling will discuss his community-based website bePortland; and Christina Warne will provide a little insight into Neurobics - a series of 'philosophically-centered' talks at Place.
Research Club Brunch #25
June 24 | Noon - 3PM
Idealist.org HQ | 209 SW Oak | Suite 600
So PICA's been busy lately. A symposium entitled Bodies, Identities, and Alternative Economies might sound a little too ambitious, but here in Portland we've never suffered from too much of that. Happy hour reading and discussion groups serve to wet your palette for the happenings that lead into the later hours of the evening. Don't come unprepared, though; you can find the necessary reading materials here. Also, get excited to see Community Action Center on Saturday night followed by a Q&A with the artists at the bar across the street.
Bodies, Identities and Alternative Economies
June 21-24 | PICA & Various Locations
Find the full schedule of events here.