The Next Seven Minutes of Your Life, Myndwyrm @ The Gnome Dome in Minneapolis
After a year of exhibitions in the Oregon Brass Works building, RECESS celebrates their anniversary tonight which doubles as a meet & greet with 2012 artist-in-residence Myndwyrm + The Wild Plan. Their work draws from artist walks (derivés), autotheatre, performance studies, and live gaming, to activate cities as centers of creative resistance. During their stay, they'll be sharing user-activated performance pieces and creating new site-specific pieces in PDX. This Sunday RECESS will formally introduce MW + WP with an artist talk, their autotheatre sketch The Next Seven Minutes of Your Life, and other in-process projects.
Myndwyrm | Artist Talk & Performances
September 9th | 8PM
RECESS | 1127 SE 10th
Samantha Wall, White Lady, 2012, graphite on paper, 30" x 22"
FOCO gallery is the starry-eyed endeavor of PNCA students Skylar Jessen and Stuart Larsen. Tonight is the opening reception of a portrait series in a round, fostering connections between local female artists. From the PR: "Conceived as a portrait chain, each artist involved is a creator and also a subject of a portrait; the result is an eclectic mix of work across varying media-painting, drawing, video, sculpture, and photography. With this project, the artists reinterpret a well-established genre in which women are often the muse and not the maker."
The Portrait Project | Hayley Barker, Nadia Buyse, Gianna Goodrich, Jessica Hickey, Britt Howard, Juleen Johnson, Kristan Kennedy, Oriana Lewton-Leopold, Elizabeth Malaska, Sarah Meadows, Lettie Jane Rennekamp, Victoria Reynolds, Marilyn Skalberg, and Samantha Wall
FOCO Gallery | 211 SE Madison St
Opening Reception | September 7th | 6-10 PM
Event Horizon: living on the edge, Liz Harris, Installation Detail, Photograph courtesy of Matthew Miller
On Saturday, Linfield Gallery opens with a two-person show exploring social landscapes through photography and installation. Harris's installation uses more than 2,700 individual ceramic forms to create a landscape that pays homage to the explosion and sinking of the oil rig Deepwater Horizon in 2010. Jacob's series of portraits gives an in-depth look at the daily life of Americans across the 50 states.
Social Landscapes: Two Views | Liz Harris and Katharine T Jacobs
Opening Reception | September 8th | 3-5 PM
Linfield Gallery | Linfield College, McMinnville