Will Work for Representation, Sam Guerrero
There are a few ways to combat the self-absorbed character of Modern art. One such avenue has been a looking outward, the disappearance of the author's hand as it recedes in favor of a brutally anti-aesthetic void. In a less 'subverting' gesture, some artists have moved towards a deeply reflective (if not hyper-critical)investigation of the social underpinnings that afford them their privileged place in our culture. White Pride? is an exhibition opening at Place with a quality line up of artists that have supposed to take on that challenge. "A thorough examination of how we personally benefit when we step into narratives of privilege is necessary if we want to create new scripts in how we navigate racially. Scarily, this means we have to sometimes stop congratulating ourselves and get a bit more introspective."
White Pride? | Nadia Buyse, Chris Freeman, Sam Guerrero, Michael Martínez, Mark Martinez, Christine Taylor, Chloé Womack
Opening Reception | 5-9PM
Place | 700 SW 5th Ave 3rd floor
Do you find yourself playing the 'Guess where the sun is' game this time of year? Just in time for the winter solstice, Gary Robbins and Ben Young are releasing a document intended to raise awareness surrounding an issue that incessantly plagues our immediate populace: Clouds. "Based on the first taxonomy of clouds, the International Cloud Atlas (1896), Ben Young and Gary Robbins' new book Clouds exists at the intersection of art, meteorology, and design. The images in Clouds were created by photographing sculptures representing cloud formations as described by the Atlas."
Ben Young & Gary Robbins | Clouds
Book Release | Dec 15th | 6-8:30 PM
PICA | 415 SW 10th Ave, Suite 300
This Saturday at 1PM, The Dill Pickle Club partners with We Are Oregon to release to release 2,000 full-color over-sized posters to be distributed free to property owners facing eviction. The Don't Move Out! Foreclosure resistance in Portland posters have been illustrated by comic artist Jesse Reklaw and contain translations in Spanish on their backside. "The release event will be held at the home of Alicia Jackson in NE Portland. Jackson, who is featured in the poster, moved back into her home with community support on May 1st of this year, and remains in her home resisting her foreclosure. The event will feature a short program, with talks by the artist, people who are resisting foreclosure and partnering organizations. Voodoo Donuts and Courier Coffee will provide refreshments."
Don’t Move Out Poster Release | Dill Pickle Club;
December 15th | 1-3PM (Program begins promptly at 1:15PM)*
Cost: Free, open to public
523 NE Bryant St., the home of Alicia Jackson
Seth Nehil, Lair 4, 2010, cut paper on wall, 44" x 30", image courtesy of artist
Professor of sound and video at PNCA, Seth Nehil, displays a series of cut drawings in a solo exhibition this Saturday at FalseFront. The cut drawings, which are a bit like a less patterned version of Swoon's paper cuts, will be accompanied by an original sound performance by the artist. "Lair continues an interest in “unerasable” drawing procedures: once cut into paper, the lines cannot be uncut - any further response must take into account the current state of the work, as the composition emerges...Lair is an exercise in visual music, inspired by the sinuous lines, rhythms and intersections of melody, pattern and repetition."
Seth Nehil | Lair
Opening Reception | December 15th | 6-10 PM | Sound performance @ 8 PM
FalseFront | 4518 NE 32nd Avenue
My piece for the "White Pride?" show is titled "Will Work for Representation". It is listed here as "Cleaning".