I've been looking forward to You New Bad Things, an expose of sorts... exposing us to a tribe of artists who happen to have studios in the same building, collectively called the Holladay Studios. Well, the day is finally here Wednesday March 6th. Sure, some of these artists have established themselves as the brightest young stars in Portland but it is always nice to see them assembled Armory Show (1913) style. Let me be crystal clear, ignore these artists and you hazard irrelevance in a fast moving art scene like Portland. Many of the artists engage digital design age themes that your typical "Northwest Art" shows somehow seem to miss with their one sided focus on whittling and other old school analog processes.
So who might these new baddies be? Here's the list: Chase Allgood, Erika Anderson/Leif Shackelford, Chase Biado
, Zoe Clark, Zachary Davis
, Alex Mackin Dolan, Jamie Edwards, Travis Fitzgerald
, Mike Merrill and Chloe Womack.
Here are the PR details: "You New Bad Things, The Work of: Holladay Studios is an inaugural exhibition by the nine individual members of Holladay Studios of Portland, Oregon. This exhibition an examination of their ethos for work as independent entities within in an open incubator of dialogue and shared conceptual concerns; A look into a conversation and collaboration amongst peers, an endeavor in earnestness to contextualize and question the cultural currency of the 'contemporary' in contemporary art by individuals working across current pluralistic lines and methodologies."
You New Bad Things | The work of: Holladay Studios
Reception: Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 5-7 p.m.
Portland State University Galleries | Autzen, AB Lobby, and MK Galleries
Exhibition: Wednesday, March 6, 2013-Friday, March 29, 2013
PSU Galleries involved:
AB Lobby Gallery, PSU Art Building, 1st Floor Lobby, Room 110, 2000 SW 5th Ave.
MK Gallery, PSU Art Building, 2nd Floor, Room 210, 2000 SW 5th Ave.
Autzen Gallery, Neuberger Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 205, 724 SW Harrison St.
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