Crap Evidence, by Ralph Pugay
"FREE PEOPLE, is a group show featuring the work of 12 contemporary painters (Kavin Buck, Calvin Ross Carl, Timothy Scott Daldbow, Arcy Douglas, Danridge Geiger, Ruth Lantz, Kendra Larson, Matthew Letzelter, Raul J Mendez, Ralph Pugay, Eva Speer, & Roy Tomlinson) based in Portland, OR. These artists represent a diverse set of self-driven painting practices ranging from the figurative and surreal, abstract and geometric, to the concrete and representational concerns of painting as a creative form of expression. Not only do each of the artists in FREE PEOPLE demonstrate the versatility that painting offers contemporary artists, but also of its continuing vitality as a form of art. Each artist in FREE PEOPLE is represented by multiple pieces in the exhibition so that the viewer can glean a sense for each of their distinct and overlapping practices, subject matter and methods.
To be free as an artist today means that you possess the skills to make art and the ability to be conscious and responsible for the choices you make. The twelve artists in this group exhibition allow us an opportunity to learn from their freedom and be inspired by it."
FREE PEOPLE Contemporary Northwest Painters based in Portland,
Oregon | Curated by Victor Maldonado
March 22 - May 4, 2013
Members Preview | March 22nd | 5-6 PM
General Opening | March 22nd | 6-8 PM
Speaker | March 22nd | 6 PM
First Friday ArtWalk | April 5th & May 3rd | 5:30-8 PM
Jacobs Gallery at the Hult Center | 1 Eugene Center. Eugene, OR 97401
Andrew Lorish, (Detail), 2013, acrylic, enamel and casein on panel. Image courtesy of the artist.
FalseFront is pleased to present new work from Andrew Lorish.
The artist writes, This new set of paintings examines the visual structures that are based on a coded language with references to personal history, art history, color, rhythm, improvisational and melodic structures. It utilizes recognizable symbols that have been repeated in the last decade of making works. Then layers of meaning are applied to them in order to convey an element of transparency in the work. The range of materials used operates as a means to further this idea as another form of accessibility.
Andrew Lorish is an artist and musician working in Portland, OR. He received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is a candidate for an MFA in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR. He is also co-founding member of Danger Punch, a local art collective.
The flowers aren't made of silk. Colors bleach in the sun. Does that mean they are will not last forever? | Andrew Lorish
March 23rd - April 14, 2013
Opening Event | March 23rd | 6-9 PM
FalseFront | 4518 NE 32nd Ave. Portland, OR 97211
"In tomorrow's world, men will not need artificial instruments such as jets and space ships. In the world of tomorrow, the new man will 'think' the place he wants to go, then his mind will take him there."
- Sun Ra (1956)
In the loosely defined movement of afrofuturism artists use the imagery and language of science-fiction to construct visual narratives about identity, politics, and technology. Coined by cultural critics, afrofuturism re-examines technology through the lens of 'the other'.
SPACE IS THE PLACE features a mix of new, recent and historical work from David Huffman,Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Saya Woolfalk, and Wendy Red Star in an investigation of the evolution and maturation of afrofuturism as these artists break away from the movement's original constraints. All four artists create distinct landscapes and narratives that examine 'the other' in radically different ways. Together, these works form new perspectives that explore the boundaries between fantasy and identity, drawing attention to how these themes affect our day-to-day social interactions.
SPACE IS THE PLACE | by David Huffman,Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Saya Woolfalk, Wendy Red Star
March 23 - April 28th 2013
Public Reception | March 23rd | 6-10 PM
Disjecta | 8371 N Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR 97217
Join Kickass OR History, Nestucca Spit Press, & Know Your City as they partner to host a birthday party in honor of the late former Governor Tom McCall. The party is at The Jack London Bar on Saturday, March 23rd (doors at 8).
The evening will feature multimedia presentations in tribute to the life, times and legacy of the Oregon politician, touching on McCall's well-known visionary environmental accomplishments, as well as some of his political controversies - such as his role in the Vortex Festival, a state-sponsored rock festival modeled after Woodstock and Altamont.
The event will celebrate the release of Tom McCall and the Vortex, a new comic book about McCall. The first 25 attendees will receive free copies, and the comic will also be for sale throughout the event. Tom McCall and the Vortex is illustrated by artist and teacher Daniel Duford and written by reporter Sarah Mirk. Duford is a Hallie Ford Fellow and is known for his "Green Man of Portland" illustrations on Portland's MAX Green Line. Mirk is online editor at Bitch Magazine and was formerly a reporter for Portland Mercury. Both Sarah and Daniel will give talks on Saturday.
The program will also include history talks by Resident Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin and Vortex Historian Matt Love, live music by Dirt Vortex (featuring members of Blue Skies For Black Hearts), a costume contest, prizes, and free birthday cake.
Tom McCall's 100th Birthday Party | Kickass OR History, Nestucca Spit Press, & Know Your City
Event | March 23rd | 8 PM
Jack London Bar | 401 SW Alder St
Cost | $5 at door