Nan Curtis’s Experimental Sculpture class went on a field trip to PICA headquarters, the Works at Fashion Tech, and Coolie Gallery at Reed College to check out some of the visual art in this year’s TBA Festival. Here are some images from The Works. TBA:2014 is happening right now through the month of September in various spots around Portland. Find out more.
New Work by Annie Oldenburg @ Lodge Gallery
Inside Allied Works Architecture
1532 SW Morrison St, Portland, Oregon 97205
Celebrate the opening of Imprint!!!
Friends, family, and artists of PNCA; please join me this Thursday to celebrate the opening of my first solo show. I am exhibiting a new body of work from this summer and am excited to share it with all of you!
Thursday, 9/11/14 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
I employ photographic processes to address my concerns about the division between humanity and nature. Growing up in an environment that values fabrication and human materiality has obstructed my view of the natural. Society, language, and my childhood have all aided to this fractured scope. Am I a part of nature or is my existence separate? To answer this question, I experiment by crafting my own interferences and abstractions in an attempt to construct a new way of viewing the world.
My work is a collaboration with what I view as nature; these images only exist if nature wants to cooperate with me. Using a partnership built on risk and chance is part of my endeavor to discover if the division of humanity and nature intersects. Subtlety, awkwardness, and abstractions are all elements I employ in the altered realities and landscapes I create. Through sensory experiences, my work starts a conversation with my viewers by asking them to step back, pause a moment, and truly look at how they view the world.
Cydney French Opening at Red e cafe Thursday Sept 11th
“In conjunction with Mississippi Avenue’s Second Thursday,Cydney French unveils her ceremonial drawings for the first time at The Red E Cafe.
SEPTEMBER 11TH 2014 OPENING RECEPTION 6-10PM
1006 N. Killingsworth Portland Oregon 97217
This is the source of her most pure art making…these ceremonial conversations. Cydney practices her magic on paper. She processes visions and experiences of Shamanic ceremony in the marks she makes. She is born and dies within these images again and again, like we all do, as the spiritual creatures we are, experiencing this human walk. These velvety, rich charcoal drawings are the love of the wilderness inside us all.”
Jesse Sugarmann Lecture Thursday, September 18th at 12:30pm
Please join the MFA in Visual Studies Program Thursday, September 18th at 12:30pm for our first visiting artist lecture of the Fall semester.
Jesse Sugarmann is an interdisciplinary artist working in video, performance, and sculpture. His work engages the automotive industry as a manufacturer of human identity, accessing automotive history as an index of both cultural progress and social development. Jesse has exhibited work both nationally and internationally in venues such as the Getty Institute, Los Angeles; el Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Oregon; the Banff Center, Canada; Filmbase, Ireland; Human Resources, Los Angeles; Michael Strogoff, Marfa; el Museo de Arte Moderno de Santander, Spain; Drift Station, Omaha; Spirit Abuse, Albuquerque; Fugitive Projects, Nashville; the 21c Museum, Louisville; the Knockdown Center, New York, High Desert Test Sites 2013, Joshua Tree; and is planning an upcoming solo exhibition at MOCA Indianapolis. Jesse’s work has been written about in publications including ArtForum, Art Papers, ART LTD, Art Cards, Art Fag City, Art Car Nation, Frieze Magazine and The New York Times. Jesse’s current project, a series of conceptually managed Pontiac dealerships titled We Build Excitement, will be a featured component of PICA’s 2014 TBA festival. Jesse lives and works in Bakersfield, CA.
Tonight’s First Thursday after party features the work of PNCA’s full residency MFA in Visual Studies Graduate Candidate Micah Schmelzer.
Photo by Jared of Audrey and I painting the power box. (at Porter Paints)
Lesley Silvia (PNCA LRVS MFA ‘16) paints a utility box as part of a public works project for the neighborhood of Mills in Orlando Florida. Read more about it.
Come see our new work this Saturday at @paradoxtheatre #firstsaturday #stjosephmo
If you’re in St Joseph MO, stop by Dan Rudolph’s (PNCA LRVS ‘15) artist reception September 6th. Congrats Dana!
Please join me Friday, September 12th 5-8pm for the reception of a group exhibition for Johnson Creek.
PNCA LRVS MFA candidate Alanna Risse will be participating in a group art exhibition at the Johnson Creek Watershed Council Office Friday September 12th, 5-8pm.
Images from “Fantastic Voyage” at Open Studios August 8th, 2014 at Stephens Studios, PNCA, Portland Oregon.
Alanna Risse’s (PNCA MFA LRVS ‘15) installation at Open Studios a couple weeks ago.