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Wednesday 07.10.13

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Openings & Events | July 11th & 12th

Stripes No. 2 (Page)
oil and acrylic on paper
11.5" x 17.5", 34 pages bound

Join Portland artist John Brodie at the Portland Art Museum as he talks about his work.

Born in Portland, Brodie has been painting for more than 20 years, with explorations in book art, prints and multiples, mixed media, and sculpture. He was included in Disjecta's PDX2010: A Biennial of Contemporary Art, and from 1996 to 2006 was a member of the 333 Studios. In 2010, he opened Monograph Bookwerks with artist Blair Saxon-Hill. Brodie will have a solo exhibition at the Linfield College Gallery in April 2014. Brodie will discuss his fascination with Oliver Lee Jackson's Untitled No. 6 (1978).

Artist Talk and Happy Hour | John Brodie
July 11th | 6-8 PM | $5 member, $15 non-members, $12 seniors/students
Space is limited. Advance tickets are encouraged; available online or on site.
Portland Art Museum | 1219 SW Park Avenue. Portland, OR 97205

Sa Schloff

The Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies presents an evening with Visiting Artist Sa Schloff. Sa Schloff's photographic work explores how we live in the present and past simultaneously. Her work has exhibited at The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Houston Center for Photography, Smith College Art Museum and published in The New Yorker, Harper's and Bomb Magazine and awarded a Chicago Arts Assistance Grant, LEF Artist's Grant, St. Botolph Foundation Grant. She received her MFA in photography from the School of the Art Institute and teaches at Columbia College, Chicago.

Visiting Artist Lecture | Sa Schloff
July 11th | 6.30-8.30 PM | Free for All, Open to Public
Museum of Contemporary Craft - The Lab | 724 NW Davis St. Portland, OR, 97209

Oscar-nominated director Markus Imhoof's film More than Honey opens during the 1st Portland EcoFilm Festival. It tackles the vexing issue of why bees, worldwide, are facing extinction. He investigates this global phenomenon, from California to Switzerland, China and Australia. Exquisite macro-photography of the bees in flight and in their hives reveals a fascinating, complex world in crisis. This is a strange and moving film that raises questions of species survival in cosmic as well as bee terms.

There will be a post-film panel discussion with Glen Andresen (Bridgetown Bees), Mulysa Melco (Sustainable Overlook), & Dr. Dewey Caron (Entomology and Apiculture (honey bee) professor & author).

More Than Honey
July 11th - July 18th
July 11th | 7 PM | $8
Hollywood Theatre | 4122 NE Sandy Boulevard Portland, OR 97212

Tori Abernathy

The value of a worker in our post-Fordist economy is based on his mental, rather than physical, faculties. The ability to communicate effectively in group settings and multi task is more important than whether he can lift over 50 lbs or stay detail-oriented. New concepts like the 'precariat' and the 'cognitariat' arise alongside one another. The 'cognitariat', references the typical forms of labor associated with the new class of workers. The 'precariat' references the position of the workers whose experience is marked by instability, a lack of job security, and a future of uncertainty. At the intersection of these conditions is an explosion of anxiety.

The coping mechanism employed by the American working class is an apolitical romanticism standing in for mobilization. It materializes as a lively, locked stare between neighbors, marrying for love over money,or a father reassuring his daughter that 'at the end of the day, at least we have each other'. These behavior patterns perpetuate the conditions of inequality and make us feel better about doing nothing but work. I wish there was more I could do to help is an exhibition that attempts to shed light on the reality of this anxiety while positing new methods of coping with its effects.

Tori Abernathy is an artist, educator, activist, and writer from Miami living in Portland. She is founder and co-director of RECESS, an independent arts initiative based in SE Portland. She studied art & anthropology at Reed College.

I wish there was more I could do to help | Tori Abernathy
July 11-July 31, 2013
Reception | July 11th | 5-8 PM
Littman Gallery | PSU Smith Hall, Room 250. 1825 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97217

Ralph Pugay's Gymnastics Bull Attack

"FREE PEOPLE, is a group show featuring the work of twelve contemporary painters based in Portland, OR. As the title suggests these artists represent a diverse set of self-driven painting practices. 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. Though each artist in the exhibit is stylistically distinct there exists formal and conceptual overlapping practices, subject matter and methods. To be free as an artist today means that you posses the skills to make art based on values 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 | Kavin Buck, Calvin Ross Carl, Timothy Scott Dalbow, Arcy Douglass, Danridge Geiger, Ruth Lantz, Kendra Larson, Matthew Letzelter, Raul J Mendez, Ralph Pugay , Roy Tomlinson
July 5-July 26, 2013
Opening Reception | July 12th | 6:30-9 PM
Gallery Homeland | 2505 SE 11th Ave. #136 Portland, OR 97202

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