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Wednesday 01.02.13

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The First First Thursday of 2013

Robert Rauschenberg, Samarkand Stitches I, 1988, Unique screenprint and fabric collage, 61" x 46",

Robert Rauschenberg's longstanding career has doubtlessly had an outstanding affect on artistic production to this day, particularly among artists working with collage. His combines operated between the modes of painting and sculpture and made use of everyday objects that would often literally be placed on the surface of the painting. The exhibition opening at Elizabeth Leach tomorrow showcases his forays into printmaking. These screenprints and lithographs are certainly flatter than the work he's most known for, but they employ a similar chaotic flow of everyday imagery, content, and pattern. His son, Christopher Rauschenberg has a series of photographs depicting witty captured moments in a museum setting that are also exhibited contemporaneously.

Robert Rauschenberg | Selected Prints
January 3 - March 2, 2013
Christopher Rauschenberg | Museum
January 3 - February 2, 2013
Opening Reception | January 3rd | 5-8 PM
Elizabeth Leach Gallery | 417 NW 9th Avenue

In the video window, viewable from the exterior of Elizabeth Leach, there are a series of video works by Signal Fire alumni Miguel Arzabe, Rebecca Najdowski, Julie Perini, and Zachary Davis. Signal Fire is a Portland-based non-profit arts organization that offers residencies and retreats to artists across many disciplines. Signal Fire celebrates their five years as an organization in 2013.

Recent Signal Fire Alumni: Miguel Arzabe, Rebecca Najdowski, Julie Perini, and Zachary Davis
January 3 - February 2, 2013
Video Window | Elizabeth Leach Gallery | 417 NW 9th Avenue

Mariana Tres @ Chambers 916

PSU MFA grad Mariana Tres' body of visual works play on the truth value of photography in relation to shared-historical knowledge. This exhibition features work from the playful institution founded by Tres, The Society for Nebulous Knowledge. "'CELESTIAL CLOCKWORK: Herschel McShougle's Dream of Ten Thousand Years' is the sixth major presentation by the Society for Nebulous Knowledge, the quixotic institution Miss Tres oversees. Herschel McShougle’s dream asks us to think deeply into the future. Research for his imaginative decamillenial clock has been recovered and faithfully captured through photography, artifacts and biographical documents for this premiere exhibition. Information will also be available about a present-day manifestation, the 10,000 Year Clock of The Long Now Foundation."

Mariana Tres | Celestial Clockwork
January 03 - February 02, 2013
Opening Reception | January 3rd | 5-8 PM
Chambers 916 | 916 NW Flanders

Jesse Hayward @ Nine Gallery

At Nine Gallery, housed within Blue Sky, Jesse Hayward's Such and Such presents a series of abstract paintings that have been orphaned from previous solo shows and developed independently over years. At Bluesky. photographer Andy Freeberg, overwhelmed by the commotion of Art Basel, began to photograph candid dioramas of the gallery booths that illustrate the relationship between the art dealers, patrons, artists and the works they represent. "In Art Fare, Freeberg offers us a wry view of the art industry, capturing dealers and gallery directors in conversation, negotiation, and transacting the business of art. Art Fare examines art fairs for what they are: a lot of people standing around, oftentimes not even looking at art."

Jesse Hayward | Such and Such
Nine Gallery | inside Blue Sky Gallery
Andy Freeberg | Art Fare
January 3rd - February 3rd
Opening Reception | January 3rd | 6-9 PM
Blue Sky Gallery | 122 NW 8th Avenue

Andy Freeberg at Bluesky

Posted by Tori Abernathy on January 02, 2013 at 21:26 | Comments (0)


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