The Pacific Northwest College of Art MFA in Visual Studies class of 2014 presents an exhibition of works produced at the midpoint of candidates' studies. These works explore concepts of image, language, technology, and contemporary visual culture.
Sarah Abbott, Stephanie Brachmann, Mary Mac Dahlke, John Dougherty, Mario Gallucci, Thomas Gamble, Jonathan Gann, Michael Horwitz, Leif Lee, Travis Nikolai, Mark Palmen, Anya Roberts-Toney, Lauren Seiffert, Jessie Spiess, Rachel Wolf, Richard York, and Stephanie Yu.
There is another opening in conjunction with Versus, taking place at the Vestibule within Disjecta.
Travis Nikolai's Rendering takes something raw and makes it usable. Waste tissue becomes lard, and raw data is assembled into image. We consume, gain sustenance, and reconstitute ourselves. Rendering, a performative installation, explores the use of digital environments for the purpose of remaking the self. Two bodies present themselves as fantastical forms, and together share a sacrament to crystalize their transformation. This act is an attempt to find kindred spirits, molecular affinity, an effort to bond into a new and tentatively cohesive substance. :)
Versus | PNCA First Year MFA Exhibition
Rendering | Travis Nikolai
July 13th - August 11th, 2013
July 13th | 6-9 PM
Disjecta ( & the Vestibule inside Disjecta ) | 8371 N Interstate Avenue Portland, OR 97217
Those Hidden Eyes is Brandon Chuesy's first solo exhibition at Nationale. Chuesy's paintings and wooden constructions question the relation between space and self through ecstatic, layered arrangements of marbled patterns, geometric abstractions, and playful pastels. The result simultaneously evokes serenity and uncertainty, & having and lacking. Whether delving into abstraction or experimenting with the figurative, his artwork encapsulates many moods and serendipitous encounters.
Those Hidden Eyes | Brandon Chuesy
July 10 - August 11, 2013
Reception | July 13th | 6-9 PM
Nationale | 811 E Burnside in Portland Oregon
ruf fle is an exhibition featuring work from a small group of Portland-based women working in art and design. The group was created to help facilitate cross-disciplinary dialogue and critique, and this exhibition is one manifestation.
The word ruf fle facilitates individual exploration within a collective pursuit and an open dialogue. The works highlight the insights a single subject can produce when interpreted through different lenses. The exhibition showcases this diversity and the value of collaboration and cross-disciplinary insight.
July 13 - August 24, 2013
Reception | July 13th | 6-9 PM
White Box @ University of Oregon PDX | 24 NW First Avenue in Portland Oregon
Eunice Parsons, Ferrovie Dello Stato, Collage, 19x22 inches, 2013
Eunice Parsons is a founding member of 12x16 Gallery. Letter forms dominate her collages. Letter forms and vast areas of calm breathing space. She uses paper yellowed with age, torn loosely, and not completely flattened to there surface. Her images are both worn and expressive, painted with paper and glue. Her collages speak with depth and understanding of visual world. Her work "is a culmination of learning all the rules and then throwing them away".
Rex Amos brings to the art of collage a bold spirit and delicate intricacy. The process of Chine Colle enhances Amos' technique and imagery. His works are the result of a complex psyche developed through reading, intense experience, and thoughtful living. Amos has an intuitive sense of composition and combines that with his appreciation for paradox and irony. He meticulously cuts his imagery with scissors intended for eye surgery. The results exciting and provocative visual poems.
Sweet, Sweet Black Black Suite | Eunice Parsons
Desire and Despair | Rex Amos
July 5 - July 28, 2013
Artist Reception | July 14th | 2-4 PM
12x16 Gallery | 8235 se 13th ave. no. 5, Portland Oregon 97202