Thomas Looking at Pictures #1 (detail), 2013
Fourteen 30 Contemporary
Mike Bray is the Co-Founder of Ditch Projects, an artist-run studio, installation and performance space located in downtown Springfield, Oregon. Bray currently lives in Eugene, Oregon, where he teaches at the University of Oregon. The subject of his work is oftentimes film, so his process usually begins with video and then oftentimes evolves into something else. Bray's work is compelling, but there is no saying what Fragments of an unknowable whole has in store. I'm supposed to share a quick synopsis of the show and there's nothing I can say other than it's happening.
Fragments of an unknowable whole | Mike Bray
April 19th - May 19th 2013
April 19th | 6-8 PM
Fourteen 30 Contemporary | 1501 SW Market Street. Portland, Oregon 97201
Fourteen 30 Contemporary
The Cooley Gallery at Reed college will hold a short set of talk, and a group discussion, investigating various aesthetic and cultural aspects of the Civil War drawings on view at the Cooley Gallery, by three Reed College faculty. The Faculty members are Kris Cohen - Assistant Professor of Art and Humanities, Jan Mieszkowski - Professor of German and Humanities, & Sarah Wagner-McCoy - Assistant Professor of English and Humanities.
April 19th | 6:30 PM
Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College | 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd. Portland, Oregon 97202
Crusade for Collecting, a guerilla photography gallery, will be in our city on Wednesday. Look for "Lady Blue", the 1977 VW bus, which will be in the Pearl (near Powell's - but check twitter for a more precise location) from 1-3. The bus will be filled with photographs that will be given away to those persons whom connect with them. Giving away the art is by no means a statement on the value of the work, it is an act of art awareness and empowerment. The Crusade is a movement to encourage public engagement with art and empower a new generation of collectors.
Crusade for Collecting | Jennifer Schwartz
April 20th | 4-6 PM
the Pearl District (likely near Powell's Books | baby blue 1977 VW bus
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During a recent move, Portland resident Chris Freeeman documented the story behind every object he owns. The result is an intense self-portrait investigating identity & memories. From the novel to the mundane, the objects and stories are intimate, but remain universally recognizable. COOL
17 innovative Northwest-based artists (Ben Buswell, Brooks Dierdorff, Jacqueline Ehlis, Melanie Flood, Ted Hiebert, Harrison Higgs, Tricia Hoffman, Joshua Kim, Heidi Kirkpatrick, Sarah Knobel, Elizabeth Papadopoulos, Richard Schemmerer, Michael Sell, Jennifer Vaughn, Chao Wang, Colleen Woolpert w/special guest Bea Nettles) share photographic works which will shapeshift your visual appetite.
Moving Out | Chris Freeeman
April 20th - May 4th
Opening | April 20th | 6:30 PM
Off the Plain | curated by TJ Norris
Opening | April 20th | 5-9 PM
Bea Nettles' Talk | April 21st | 4 PM
Group Lecture | May 4th | 1 PM
Place | @ Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW 5th ave, 3rd floor. Portland, OR
The Peoples Art of Portland presents 30+ artists who have come together to explore the Oregon environment by creating pieces which highlight the beauty of the environment. The pieces will be accented by short panels describing the cultural and environmental value of each topic.
OREGONOLOGY | Featuring Oregon science-based works by 30 Portland artists
April 20th - May 12th
Reception | April 20th | 5-9 PM
the Peoples Art of Portland |@ Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW 5th ave, STE 4005, 3rd floor. Portland, OR
Cobalt mineral paint on kiln-fired ceramics. Pizza and birthday cake shared with 15 family and friends. A prison official said, "He told us he never had a birthday cake so we ordered a birthday cake for him." Indiana 05 May 2007.
"Why do we have this tradition of final meals, I wondered, after seeing a request for six tacos, six glazed donuts, and a cherry Coke. Fifteen years later, I still wonder." Julie Green began making sketches based on the published descriptions of prisoners' last meals while thinking about what they meant and how to represent them. She eventually decided to paint images of the meal requests on plates. In the summer of 2000, she moved to Oregon and started the series, applying blue mineral paint to second-hand plates, which were then kiln-fired. Green intends to continue this series as long as the death penalty is legal anywhere in the United States. It is now more than 500 plates. The exhibit and accompanying book is made possible thanks to The Ford Family Foundation. She has had excellent response from the press, grabbing the attention of both NPR and the New York Times.
Idaho Correctional Center, Kuna, Idaho. Buddy Bunting. 2012. Watercolor, flashe, pencil on paper. 52 x 145.5 in.
Buddy Bunting is a Seattle-based artist. Since 2004, he has made large-scale, panoramic drawings and watercolors of correctional institutions and prisons in the western United States. This exhibition contains several of Bunting's largest prison drawings (12-30 feet across!). Bunting is interested in the prisons themselves and the communities around the facilities. He is influenced by the fact that prisons deeply effect the communities they're in both economically and politically. Bunting develops his resource material on site over multiple visits using video, still photos, and sketches. His work for this project is supported by grants and fellowships from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, Artist Trust in Washington and the Washington State Arts Commission.
The Last Supper : 500 Plates | Julie Green
The Prison Industrial Complex | Buddy Bunting
April 16th - May 17th 2013
Gallery Talk | April 21st | 2-3 PM
Reception | April 21st | 3-5 PM
the Art Gym | @ third floor of the B.P. John Administration Building on the Marylhurst University campus, 17600 Pacific Hwy. Lake Oswego, OR 97034