Summertime often signals a glut of group shows in Portland, but one of the best traditions is Blackfish Gallery's Recent Graduates exhibition. The artists are selected by the faculty from their respective programs and the result is always worth a tour.
Recent Graduates | July 5 - 30
First Thursday: July 7, 6 - 9PM
420 NE 9th.
One of the solo exhibitions that has my attention is by a recentish graduate, Colin Kippen. His latest effort, Indices, at Duplex should be the latest chapter in his exploration of the way the optical and material properties can render an object somewhat out of phase with daily encounters of similar but less artfully combined media. I've been following his work since his graduation exhibition and a lot of other people are too. There's a bit of the Dave Hickey school meets Rachel Harrison going on but his work feels a bit grittier and more intimate and it will be interesting to see how this work develops with its penchant for out of phase optical texture.
Indices | July 7 -28
First Thursday: July 7 6- 9PM
219 NW Couch Street, Portland Oregon
It's a holderver from last month but in case you didnt get the chance to try Damien Gilley's first virtual reality piece, you should. For quite some time now Damien Gilley has been one of Portland's leading artists in the scifi meets design genre. Damien's work is tailor made for this medium and despite all the very traditional craft shows in Portland things like computer code and digital environment building constitute a different and always expanding craft and the Pacific Northwest brings its focus on fastidious technique here too.
Specular | June 2-July 9, 2016
First Thursday: July 7, 6-8PM
916 NE Flanders
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