"Breath" a brand new Animated gif by me. Why, because I like them.
Cycles are coming back for me. This work is about moments remembered, time being stopped for this repeating memory. The present slowly changes what the memory originally was as we age and get further in time from that moment.
As I create these moments the people in them become more like representations of myself. Of moments I remember represented by other people. Who they are is unimportant. The value of the found imagery is the mood and story created by the people within the space.
The latest animated gif by Liz Randal (PNCA LRVS MFA ‘15).
Great turnout for Michael Sutton’s talk tonight.
From the MFA in Collaborative Design Sept 30th lecture on “The Future Of Our Oceans” by Michael Sutton, VP of the National Audubon Society.
Building an arts community, starting with the kids.
The town I live in has a small arts community, but I hope a shift is taking place to make it thrive. Part of this shift is our brand new charter school, focusing on academics, arts integration and the performing and fine arts, The Capitol Encore Academy. We opened our doors this August to our first students. We are starting with K-5 and will eventually be K-12. I am the Visual Arts Specialist (aka teacher). We recently made headlines.
I must admit its been amazing, but its not easy to build something like this from the ground up. I’m excited to be a part of it and I’m really happy going to work for the first time in a long time. Plus I got to make a human color wheel with 6 year olds…AND it would seem kids are happy I exist. What more can you ask for?
Go Trish! Second year Trish Brownlee (PNCA MFA LRVS ‘15) is neck deep in starting up a new k-5 charter school in Fayetteville NC as their arts teacher. Looks like things are off to a great start!
There’s lots to see this month, including Ralph Pugay’s absurdist paintings at Upfor, Wendy Red Star’s installation at Portland Art Museum and more.
Beyond Erotic: Group show of PNCA Full Res MFA Visual Studies Candidates
Artists: Lucas Haley, Michael Horwitz, Evan Isoline, Min Jung, Katie Piatt, danma vs. V2R2, Tim Stigliano.
By using elements of sexuality or the erotic, artists face challenges when communicating other ideas through this lens. Likewise, the viewer is presented with the challenge of reading through layers of eroticism and sexuality to encounter concepts like humor, social commentary, personal choice, subversion of expectations, and to question the ascription of taboo. In Beyond Erotic, artists present evidence of these challenges and ask viewers to participate in a conversation through media including video game technology, painting, drawing, photography, tableau, performance, writing, humor, and automated sex phone chat.
Beyond Erotic 2014
at Future Forward Gallery
Pacific Northwest College of Art
1241 NW Johnson St.
Reception: October 2, 2014
Exhibition: October 2 – 26, 2014
Lauren Seiffert and Tim Stigliano at Surplus Space Septembr 27
Join PNCA alums Lauren Seiffert and Tim Stigliano Saturday September 27th from 6-9pm when Surplus Space presents a series of individual works examining the ways in which the design of everyday objects alludes to the body, horror, and the abject. Lauren Seiffert and Tim Stigliano present the collaborative sculpture/video installation “Amass.”
Amass features new sculpture and video work by Lauren Seiffert and Tim Stigliano. It includes collected, altered, and arranged previously discarded materials that formally engage the artists’ shared interest in death and sexuality.
Lauren Seiffert was born in 1988 in Oregon. She earned a BFA in both digital and fine arts from the University of Oregon in 2011 and an MFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2014. Her work has been shown locally at Disjecta and The White Box, and was featured online by SFMOMA. Seiffert is currently living and working in Portland, OR, where she was awarded both the David McCosh and Ida McClung memorial grants for emerging artists. She is a founding member of the FO(u)RT artist collective.
Tim Stigliano was born and raised in northeastern New Jersey. In 2002, he graduated from the Tufts University and School of the Museum of Fine Arts Combined Degree Program with a BA in English and a BFA in Painting. Stigliano completed PNCA’s MFA in Visual Studies Program in 2012. His sculptures, videos, and performances have been shown nationally at venues such as Rocksbox Contemporary Fine Art, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, and deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, at Art Basel Miami Beach, and online at Art F City. He lives and works in Portland, OR.
Surplus Space is located at 3726 NE 7th Ave, Portland, OR 97212
Rachel Adams Lecture October 1 at PNCA
Rachel Adams | Wednesday, October 1st at 6:30pm
Rachel Adams is an independent curator and writer living in Austin, Texas. Adams is currently the 2014-15 Curator-In-Residence at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center of Portland. Her most recent projects include a solo commission by Richard T. Walker at The Contemporary Austin, a group exhibition in New York titled Interstice and a solo exhibition including catalogue by artist Justin Cooper at testsite in Austin. Adams joined Arthouse at the Jones Center in June 2010 as the Curator of Public Programs, After the merger of Arthouse with the Austin Museum of Art, Adams became the Associate Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs. Upcoming projects include an outdoor commission by Seattle-based John Grade at The Contemporary Austin. She recently wrote for the Prospect.3 Biennial catalog and is also a contributing writer forArtforum.com, Arts + Culture Texas, Art Papers, Modern Painters, and Texas Architect.
Claire Ashley & Bahar Yurukoglu at Disjecta Opens Sept 27th
Claire Ashley & Bahar Yurukoglu
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 27th / 6-10 PM
Gallery Hours: Friday - Sunday, September 28th - November 2nd / 12-5 PM
Join us for the opening night of Intimate Horizons, our first exhibition of the season with Curator-in-Residence Rachel Adams.
Adams pairs artists Claire Ashley & Bahar Yurukoglu to create an immersive, site-responsive exhibition examining the relationship between geometric abstraction, landscape and architecture.
Ashley and Yurukoglu present new and reimagined works. In addition to their solo works, the artists will collaborate on a new installation combing Ashley’s inflatable sculpture and Yurukoglu’s bright Plexiglas and projected landscapes—furthering their investigation of form, spatial awareness and the influence of architecture in contemporary art.
During the opening Claire Ashley will collaborate with local dancers keyon gaskin and Jen Hackworth to activate two of her inflatables through improvised dance. The collaboration includes a soundscape by Joshua Patterson
More information on Intimate Horizons available here.
Crazy big crowd at Cheryl Strayed lecture @pnca tonight.
Learning to make rag paper from textiles with Drew Cameron of Combat Paper during his residency at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portand OR. I worked for a week as a studio assistant to Drew and created many many sheets of rag paper from my military uniform, and combined it with my daughter’s baby clothes. It was an amazing experience, and I learned so much! As a result, I will be incorporating handmade paper into my studio practice. It was life-changing for me, from an artistic perspective. Additionally, I was asked to speak about my experiences with art and the military during Drew’s artist talk at the MOCC. I will post the link to the MOCC video and podcast when it becomes available.
How to make paper from military uniforms: Cut up uniform into small pieces, and add it to a material that is 100% cotton (I used Rory’s baby clothes), put material into Hollander Beater, and learn the meaning of the phrase: beaten to a pulp, Drain pulp in buckets with cheesecloth, Pull paper sheet with deckle box. stack sheets and drain them using a press (or a pickup truck). Let dry.
Combat Paper Project: http://www.combatpaper.org/
Great shots of Trish Brownlee incorporating military uniforms into her paper making.
Into the mystic-new work
New Works by Judith Hochman (PNCA LRVS ‘15)
MFA VS alumna Leif J. Lee, and current MFA VS candidate Micah Schmelzer performed at TBA this year for Jennifer West’s piece at the works!
Here is a video of a performance by Jennifer West that I participated in at TBA:14
Serpentine Dance Flashlight Filmstrip Projections by Jennifer West LIVE PERFORMANCE DOCUMENT, 2014 for PICA TBA Fest
Sep 24, 2014 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM at PNCA in the Commons
Free and open to the public
Cheryl Strayed is the author of #1 New York Times bestseller WILD, the New York Times bestseller TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, and the novel TORCH.
More details on PNCA’s calendar
PNCA LRVS Mentor Bruce Conkle is part of a group show at Maryhurst University’s Art Gym. The show includes works by Bruce Conkle, Jonathan Gitelson, Jamie Isenstein, Matt Jacobs, Alicia McDaid, Ralph Pugay, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Jordan Rathus, Patrick Rock, Ben Sanders, and Lindsey White.
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 5th 4pm - 6pm with performances by Alicia McDaid and Jordan Rathus
The Art Gym, Marylhurst University
17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy. 43)
P.O. Box 261
Marylhurst, OR 97036-0261
Hilarious Jesse Sugarman lecture about car crashes as monuments.