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Wednesday 08.01.12

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August First Thursday

Ducey & Thompson @ the Littman Gallery

Caitlin Ducey is one of the curators of 12128 whose personal work lies somewhere in the sculpture and installation ballpark. In her collaboration with 12128 co-founder Kyle Thompson, the new exhibition at the Littman Gallery purportedly marks a shift in her use of material and process, though the direction of that shift remains a mystery. "Thompson and Ducey present pairings of works that stem from individual understandings of water as discrete material and as a massive entity. Their work is a response to the emotional reactions that are evoked by moving water, creating a wave-like space in which visceral impressions and quantitative analyses are equated with one another."

Remote Events and Vanished Objects | Caitlin Ducey and Kyle Thompson
August 2-29
Opening Reception | August 2nd | 5-8 PM
Littman Gallery | 2nd Floor of the Smith Hall @ PSU | 1825 SW Broadway

Evan La Londe @ The White Gallery @ PSU

A hop, skip, and a jump away at the White gallery, take a look at a new series of paintings by the talented recent PSU MFA grad, Evan La Londe. Evan's work (and the way its presented) tends to look like forensic scientists studying some trippy trompe-l'oeils for clues to the unknown. "These images are full of ghosts, things I cannot name. Shadows reach back to the objects that threw them, but also to something else. The thing is, these shadows didn't come from light; they're painted, so they aren’t illuminations in the usual sense. Maybe they’re more like reflections, like moonlight. I discover them as I stumble through the dark." Let me know about the particularly mind-bending discoveries you find.

Them Brainwash Days, Those Heartache Nights | Evan La Londe
August 2-29
Opening Reception:
August 2nd | 5-8 PM
White Gallery | PSU Smith Hall, Second Floor | 1825 SW Broadway

I Know Who Drowned - It's Us, Oil on Linen, 2012, 34 x 48 inches

Taking its title from a Mark Twain novel, I Know Who's Drowned - It's Us is a new solo exhibition by Denver-born Gabriel Liston. "Highly accomplished in a range of techniques, Liston here exhibits oil paintings alongside monotypes and small sealed, primed and painted books which resemble Delft tiles. An inveterate sketch book keeper, he works from a large collection of on-site landscape drawings and the recorded activities of his three young daughters and their friends." Child's play has served as his subject for many years now, but this time he steps outside of the painting domain to show us a bit more of his sketch bookish process.

I Know Who's Drowned - It's Us | Gabriel Liston
July 19th - September 1st
Opening Reception | August 2nd 5-8 PM
Froelick Gallery | 714 NW Davis St.

Swimming Pools, 2011, 24"x24"

Bay Area artist Jenny Odell does a little mix of technologically motivated visuality and quotidian objects in a series of prints on view at Breeze Block. "Interpreting the inhuman experience bred from modern technological advances that compose our commonplace environments,... Odell has been utilizing imagery taken from Google Satellite images in a commentary on the sanctification of otherwise mundane objects in our lives that are taken for granted."

The Fossilized Present | Jenny Odell
Opening Reception | August 2nd | 6-10 PM
Breeze Block Gallery | 332 NW 6th Ave.

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