Ampersand is pleased to present Another Language, a solo exhibition of new work by Swedish artist Marten Lange. The stark black & white simplicity of his photographs & the typological inquisitiveness of his eye are something to be admired. As with his previous bodies of work, Lange's new images bring to mind the work of a visual taxonomist cataloging outside the confines of identifiable geographies or defined eras of time. Another Language ventures toward the natural world, bringing to our eye a collection of animals & vegetation, land masses & water bodies, mineral forms & ephemeral natural phenomena. The object quality of his small photographic prints, floating amid the ample white space of simple frames, further brings to mind a collection of scientific specimens. Differing from scientific practice however, Lange deliberately skirts the boundaries of fact & fiction in favor of a space where intellect & imagination are allowed to collide.
Born in 1984 in Molndal, Sweden, Lange studied photography at the University of Gothenburg & the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, UK. He founded Farewell Books in 2007 & oversaw the publication of 11 titles through 2010, among them four of his own books. Lange's work has been exhibited widely in Europe.
In addition to being in attendance for the Thursday opening reception, Lange will be presenting an artist talk & slide show on Saturday. He will be discussing the evolution of his photographic practice & his experiences overseeing the design, production & output of a small publishing imprint. Drinks will be provided by Ninkasi & Lange will be signing copies of Another Language.
Another Language | Marten Lange
March 28th - April 21st 2013
Opening Reception | March 28th | 6-10 PM
Artist Talk and Book Signing | March 30th | 7:30 PM
Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books | 2916 NE Alberta Street, Suite B, Portland, OR 97211
a mechanism for keeping a door, lid, etc., fastened, typically operated only by a key of a particular form: the key turned firmly in the lock.
a piece of a person's hair that coils or hangs together: she pushed back a lock of hair.
Over the course of his Resource Room Residency, Nic Tammens has been working on a series of projects at the intersection of linguistics, politics, and personal history. on locks is a document of research compiled by Tammens in the form of a notational essay. This essay works towards making intellectual sense of theoretical fragments by braiding together pragmatic observations with images of locks of Karl Marx's beard, digital encryption, and notions of property. Join us on the final evening of Tammens' residency for a publication release party of on locks, and a chance to see what else he's been working on in the library.
Nic Tammens (Tasmania, 1989) is currently living and working within the United States as a foreign worker. His practice engages in diverse outputs, with a focus on writing and exhibition making. These activities have come to fruition as exhibitions in the United States and Australia, as writings and projects within the pages of Un. Magazine and The Lifted Brow, and as performances within Australian and American free-music communities. Tammens was a recipient of funding from the Australia Council for the Arts in 2012.
Another Language | Nic Tammens
Publication Release | March 29th 2013 | 6-8 PM
PICA | 415 SW 10th Ave, Suite 300, Portland OR 97205
RECESS is delighted to present the Heels on Wheels Glitter Roadshow with a workshop followed by an unplugged version of their radical, interdisciplinary performance showcase.
Heels on Wheels Glitter Roadshow is a NYC-based group of performing artists who create performance-based cultural works and community events that have a feminist and radical agenda, are produced from sites of femme-inine-positive queer embodiment, and reveal the power in underrepresented communities.
This organization showcases queer performance art of radical extravagance and thought-provoking glamour, offering artistic and social justice workshops by diverse, queer feminine-spectrum artists who work in theatre, music, multimedia, performance and literature. Heels on Wheels is a queer, working-class led organization committed to anti-oppression. They have a radical, feminist, transformative framework to their events and artwork.
Sunday's events are an interactive workshop where one can learn the ability to take one's voice, thoughts, and power out into the world! Later in the evening the performance showcase will take place. This includes video art, poetic theatre, performance art, and rocknroll ! The five touring artists are: Shomi Noise (NYC), The Lady Ms. Vagina Jenkins (SF), Heather Acs (NYC), Adelaide Windsome (Philly/LA), and Damien Luxe (NYC).
Femmepowerment: Strategies for Self-Confidence from the Stage to the Street & Heels on Wheels Glitter Roadshow Unplugged | Heels on Wheels Glitter Roadshow
Workshop | March 31st 2013 | 4-5:30 PM
Performance & Artist Talk | March 31st 2013 | 7-9pm
Requested Donation | $3-$10
RECESS | 1127 SE 10th Avenue, Portland OR 97214