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Thursday 07.12.12

« This Is To Be Looked At @ Valentines | Main | Some kind of nature in NE »

Home on the Range (or at least in SE)

Ranch @ RECESS

Lori Gilbert, Ralph Pugay, and Jason Zimmerman are the major players in the power trio that is F* Mtn. They debut their first solo exhibition as a collective at RECESS this Friday. "The ranch is a simple place. While this majestic, natural lifestyle is painted idyllic, It is also lonely, boring, and where stories of small-mindedness and inbreeding seem to stem from. F* Mtn.'s premier solo exhibition at RECESS balances tragedy and fantasy. With motifs birthed from language, the news, and popular history, the works in Ranch take form in sculpture, video, and installation." Ranch, not unlike the condiment it shares a name with, could be considered a celebration of loneliness and bad taste.

Ranch | F* Mtn.
July 13th - 27th
Opening Reception
July 13th | 7-10 PM
RECESS | 1127 SE 10th Avenue

Spatial Personality at Worksound

A collaborative curatorial effort between Modou Dieng (PDX) and Jesse Siegel (SF), Spatial Personalities is a group show of sculptural works from emerging Portland and San Francisco-based emerging artists. "Objects inherently ask for interaction, they exist in a context based reality in which they are not subjected to our mental scrutiny. Devoid of this context of normalness[sic], our perception of the objects changes and our interactions with them become more cadenced and intent[sic]." This might be one of the last chances you have to enjoy mingling and merriment in this classic establishment, so don't miss it.

Participating artists include Brynda Glazier, Lacy Davis, Lydia Rosenberg, Judith Sturdevant, Julia Sackett, Kara Cadwell, Michelle Ramin, and Kevin Champoux.

Spatial Personality
July 13th - August 3rd
Opening Reception
July 13th | 6-9 PM
Worksound | 820 SE Alder

The Universe Is in His Hair, 2012, oil on linen stretched over panel, 17” X 15”, image courtesy of Nationale

Jaik Faulk is an intimate painter from Southern Louisiana. There's something about his 21st century color palette or the veiled smirks of his characters that make his impressionism feel contemporary. Hello Darlin', his second solo exhibition at Nationale, "explores how the cowboy mystique has been appropriated over the years into a fashionable form of self-expression. Despite the guises' impracticality off the range, many continue to adapt the utilitarian look, dashed with such arbitrary flourishes as pheasant feathers and skulls, as a way to project its synonymous Marlboro Man identity amongst society."

Hello Darlin' | Jaik Faulk
July 13th - August 31st
Opening reception
July 13th | 6-9 PM
Nationale | 811 E Burnside

Posted by Tori Abernathy on July 12, 2012 at 20:34 | Comments (0)


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