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Thursday 04.04.13

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April 2013 First Friday


RECESS is excited to present a curated exhibition of resumes and curriculum vitae collected throughout the early months of 2013. The exhibition will open in conjunction with their 2013 open studios. Making a resume is a challenge. Job seekers are pressed to reduce their experiences into coherent chunks, hoping to manifest their specific person-hood on the page. In both content and form, the resume or curriculum vitae becomes a singular portrait of the job seeker's professional self. For Hire explores the methods adopted by job seekers to vocalize their professional merit. For Hire is an exhibition of resumes accepted through an open call in March of 2013.

Not only does RECESS have great events and good exhibits, but also it is home base for several artist who have studios there. On April 5th these artist are opening the doors of their studios and sharing their work. The artists include : Maggie Craig (Figurative Painting), Jenny Vu (Drawing, Painting & Comics), Lucile Marlome (Jewerly Making), Erica Edmonson (Sculpture & Textiles), Ashley Burke (Graphic Design), Paul Clay (Video & Performance), and Chloe Kendall (Video & Printmaking).

For Hire | mulitple participating artists
RECESS OPEN STUDIOS | mulitple participating artists
Opening Reception | April 5th | 7 PM - late
RECESS | 1127 SE 10th Avenue. Portland, OR 97214


Time. Good time. Snake time. Traveling through time, clothes dissolving. Glass growing then stopping. Immortal stone golems look on. Time scattering, centered on nodal points expanding into fields. The time garden revolves, inverts: a series of interlocking hedges. Future time collapses. In the old time, the cows were dogs; the rocks were people. When traveling through time the most important thing is to forget the future. You carry your head in a backpack behind you. You spill your milk and it floats forward, slowing then stopping. A snake grows legs and then drowns itself.
- Chase Biado 2044

& I'm just as curious as you are.

Chase Biado in time | Chase Biado
Opening Reception | April 5th | 7 PM - until late
Appendix Project Space | south alley between 26th and 27th Avenues off of NE Alberta Street in Portland, Oregon

Brad Mildrexler, detail of work for "Monoliths & Megaliths" at Eutectic Gallery

Eutectic Gallery presents "Brad Mildrexler: Monoliths and Megaliths," showcasing selected works from the artist's SE Portland studio. An installation of large, coil built totems and thick, slab built wall pieces, encrusted with the artist's signature igneous-like glazes. Mildrexler's abstract sculptures suggest they may have been created by natural forces and exposed by the erosion of time.

Combining natural slips, rocks, glass, sand and even concrete to formulate his glazes, which mature above 2250 degrees, it is hard not to think of Brad Mildrexler as a modern day Vulcan, smithing ceramic homages to the fire that creates them. His works are known for their intense scale and Mildrexler himself is praised for experimenting and investigating the creative process of manipulating heat, earth, rock, and sand.

Brad Mildrexler: Monoliths and Megaliths | Brad Mildrexler
April 5 - May 25th 2013
Opening Reception | April 5th | 6 PM
Eutectic Gallery | 1930 NE Oregon St. Portland, Oregon 97232


A vase of lavender lilacs, a kitsch cowboy hat candle, and a pornographic DVD are arranged precisely atop a bold, black-and-white striped cloth. Breaking away from the more conscious brushstrokes and adolescent dealings of his past work, Nationale welcomes Portland local Ty Ennis. Dealing with nostalgia, physical delight, and hidden sadness, Ennis' iridescent colors freely bleed onto the page unhindered by the caging of either line or background. From symbolic portraits of prominent figures-such as adult film starlet Jill Kelly-to wry, often voyeuristic, glimpses into the lives of others, his visions are fraught with the push and pull between fantasy and reality. Together, and without false sentiment, these works ultimately fashion an honest portrayal of pleasure and self-acceptance.

JKJKJK | Ty Ennis
March 27 - April 28th 2013
Opening Reception | April 5th | 6 - 9 PM
Nationale | 811 E Burnside. Portland, Oregon


Bringing together artwork made by 27 graduating seniors in the Department of Art, the Senior Art Exhibition opens April 5, 2013. As the capstone experience for graduating art majors, the Senior Art Exhibition represents more than just students' studio art experiences. The exhibition is the culmination of diverse undergraduate careers, with work infused by lessons in philosophy, mathematics, music, and computer science.

Senior Art Exhibition 2013 | Lewis & Clark graduating seniors in the Department of Art
April 5 - May 19th 2013
Opening Reception | April 5th | 5-7 PM
The Hoffman Gallery | 0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd

Posted by Emily Cappa on April 04, 2013 at 8:22 | Comments (0)


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