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Tuesday 06.04.13

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June 2013 First Thursday

Merridawn Duckler

"Ritual, The Show" has transformed Blackfish gallery space. An exhibit created by Blackfish member Merridawn Duckler and guest artist Geordie Duckler, invites visitors to partake in three separate experiences that combine ritual and art.

Blackfish is also hosting "Ritual," a companion, group exhibition of works in various media that explore ideas about ritual.

Ritual, the Show | Merridawn Duckler, Geordie Duckler
Ritual Group Exhibition | Artists
First Thursday Opening | June 6, 2013 | 6-9 PM
June 4 - 29, 2013
Blackfish Gallery | 420 NW 9th Ave. | Portland, OR 97209

Klaus Moje, Chromatic Evolution 1 & 2, 2013
fused, kilnformed, ground and polished glass, 47.5 x 72 x 1.375inches (installed)
Photo: M. Endo

Many have tried to explain color through poetic characterizations and elaborate analytical and organizational systems. Despite these efforts, conversations about color remain subjective with little tie to hard fact.

In conjunction with BECon 2013, Bullseye Gallery presents Chroma-Culture, an exhibition focused on color, featuring fifteen artists from around the world. Color is subjective, explained scientifically as the sensation of the visual spectrum. It is a physical process in which electromagnetic waves of a particular length stimulate receptors within the eye. Within are brain, we transform this into color and form.

Each of the Chroma-Culture artists, using kilnformed glass, approaches color in unique ways, making works that tackle the visual, psychological, symbolic, and cultural implications of color.

May 01 - June 29, 2013
Bullseye Gallery | 300 NW 13th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

Victoria Haven
Breathless (detail), 2013
acrylic, linen, panel and graphite

PDX Contemporary will hold their summer group exhibition, Range . Summer is a time of exploration. Time to roam and discover something new. This group show is wide and beautiful in artistic expression.

June 4 - 29, 2013
PDX Contemporary | 925 NW Flanders St, Portland, OR 97209

Artist Marisa Green will be exhibiting a show of new cut paper works at Gallery 135, including a collaborative portrait series with photographer Christian Columbres. At the center of these pieces is "Intersect," an 8'x3'x5' suspended paper installation. Two isosceles tetrahedron shapes will hang suspended in mid air, intersecting at the center point. These shapes will be made up of over 1,850 individually suspended paper tetrahedrons. Like two people crossing paths in life, these shapes independent of one another, will be represented by two different shades of gray. At the point of intersection, a kaleidoscope of color will emerge, symbolizing a coming together of the two forms. These two energies forever alter one another, and their journey continue.

"Intersect"| Marisa Green
First Thursday Opening | June 6 | 6-9 PM
June 6-28, 2013
Gallery 135 |135 NW Park Ave. Portland, OR 97209


PSU's Art Practices' BFA Program 2012-13 presents the work of its fourteen graduating art students. Their diverse practices span across sculpture, painting, drawing, video, installation, photography, print and digital media. Walk sign is on displays the culminating projects of each student's BFA Thesis, presented across PSU's campus art galleries (Autzen, Neuberger Hall Window Display Cases, MK Gallery, and AB Lobby Gallery, Littman and White Galleries).

Artists exhibiting work in the Littman Gallery include Adi Dov, Alexander Florence, Joe Medrano, Christine Wagner and Rosana Ybarra. Rana Young will have a solo exhibition in the White Gallery.

walk sign is on | PSU BFA Thesis Exhibition 2013
First Thursday Opening | June 6 | 4-7 PM
June 3-14, 2013
Littman and White Galleries: PSU Smith Hall, Room 250 |1825 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97217


The University of Oregon Department of Art and Digital Arts 2013 BFA of Fine Arts Exhibition,YOU'RE WELCOME is currently on display at White Gallery. The exhibition focuses on subtle narratives and the exploration of personal identity through a mix of large-scale installations with detailed illustrative compositions.

YOU'RE WELCOME | University of Oregon Department of Art and Digital Arts Program 2013 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
First Thursday Opening | June 6 | 6-9 p.m.
May 21 - June 29, 2013
White Box | 24 NW First Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

Posted by Emily Cappa on June 04, 2013 at 18:34 | Comments (0)


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