D.E. May in "Northwest Artists Draw"
May 7–July 3, 2010
Together with work by artists Michael Brophy, Cat Clifford, Eben Goff and Helen Loggie, D.E. May presents works that focus on drawing and the creation of handmade objects.Read more
"Interior Margins" - curated by Stephanie Snyder
November 12, 2011 - January 30, 2012
419 SW 9th Ave
11 am to 6 pm
"Interior Margins" was born around a dinner table in May of 2010, when eight women artists gathered to converse about painting and abstraction with Lumber Room founder Sarah Miller Meigs and Reed College curator Stephanie Snyder, within the Lumber Room's inaugural installation by San Francisco artist Léonie Guyer. The ideas discussed that evening catalyzed the desire for a further exhibition, one bringing together work of an intergenerational group of Northwest women artists who are transforming the diverse legacies and practices of abstraction for a new era.
Congratulations to Megan! Meagan plans to use the award money to make a new body of work called Interiors and a 20 year catalog of her work.Read more
Storm Tharp's solo exhibition, "Ma'at Mons", is a PORT First Thursday pick...Read more
PDX artists Cynthia Lahti and Justin L'Amie will be exhibited in KALA @ hipfishmonthly's 'The Return of the Native'. The opening is Saturday Sept. 10, 5-9pm in Astoria.Read more
Opening June 18th, "The Power of Paper" will feature "Love Nothing More", a large scale work of Storm Tharp's from the Saachi collection . . .Read more
Marie Watt: Unsuspected Possibilities at SITE Santa Fe ...Read more
Vanessa Renwick in "Assembly: A Group Exhibition" at the Helzer Gallery, PCC Rock Creek Campus, January 11 - February 17, 2017 ...Read more
In 1995 Jane Beebe hired architect Brad Cloepfil to design a gallery space. The following July PDX CONTEMPORARY ART opened its doors with a group exhibition titled Fire & Ash, an unstated homage to William Jamison. The title of this 2016 milestone exhibition is A Stand of Pine in the Tilled...Read more
A filmmaker by nature, not by stress of research. She puts scholars to rout by solving through Nature's teaching problems that have fretted their trained minds. Her iconoclastic work reflects an interest in place, relationships between bodies and landscapes, and all sorts of borders. Working in...Read more
PDX Contemporary Art is pleased to announce Heather Watkins' solo exhibition at the Portland Art Museum, APEX: Heather Watkins - July 20th - October 20th, 2013 . . .Read more
PDX Contemporary Art presents Signal Fire and a selection of objects made or found at their 2014 Outpost Residency. Outpost is a nomadic artist colony set on public lands in canvas wall tents. This past March, Signal Fire hosted eight artists in the wildlands along the US-Mexico border, in...Read more
The veteran Portland sculptor takes this year's Bonnie Bronson award...Read more
The international video project curated by Laurence Wood and Zoran Poposki will be held at the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park in Shatin, Hong Kong, and will feature works by: Arnold J. Kemp, Tricia Sellmer, Lucy Harrison, Daniel Arnaldo-Roman, Zoran Poposki, Laurence Wood, Luis Lara Malvacias, Tessie Word and Damon Ayers, Victoria Hindley, Eva Petric. Arnold Will be in attendance.Read more
There are moments in nature and in great paintings that are inexplicably beautiful. The way that Bonnard paints a foot can change the way everything else looks. Each of these paintings is inspired by moments like these. They grow from a particular instance into what, I hope, is a broader...Read more
September 10th - October 16th at Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL (click on image for more information)Read more
It was 1967 when Bob Dylan appeared in his video for Subterranean Homesick Blues, using cards to illustrate a series of sardonic refrains about modern life.
Fast-forward to 2012 and married artists Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson Paulsen are channeling the singer’s spirit in their 100 Posterworks photography projects.
A series of wry messages are held up as they deadpan into the camera, creating black and white images that are at first deceptively simple but often bear deeper scrutiny.
Take for example the baby crawling away from a pair we assume to be its parents holding a sign saying ‘GO! GO! GO!’.
Your first reaction may be to smile, then wonder if the image is saying something about the burdens of expectation children can be born with, whether from overbearing parents or a fast-paced capitalist society that urges them to grow up quickly.
For their part the couple say they are aiming to create a “playful, inquisitive, critique” of society and personal attitudes, and say reaction to the photos have been “mostly pretty warm”.
“It started as a mail project; we were sending out the posters to a long list of curators, friends, writers, editors, artists, and institutions and the posters worked in that format,” explains Ryan.
“What was really interesting was the suggestions we would get from others about what type of signs we should hold. Once it got picked up by blogs there was a mixed reception of course - some fair critiques and some amazingly antagonistic dribble.”" -Sam Parker, The Huffington Post UK
Full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/07/10/100-posterworks-slogan-art_n_...Read more
In these times of economic desperation, (or even just during the desperation of everyday life in general) it is understandable that people would find escape routes into alternate realities. For some people that is as easy to do as turning on the TV or slipping into a haze of web sites. The...Read more
Arnold Kemps work is currently included in the Berkeley Art Museums exhibition curated by Larry Rinder. Show is called "Hauntology" and the features works that evoke uncertainty, mystery, inexpressible fears, and unsatisfied longing. Artists included in show: D.L. Alvarez, Diane Arbus, Lutz Bacher, Francis Bacon, Roger Ballen, Lewis Baltz,
Carina Baumann, Dirk Bell, Marie Krane Bergman, Debra Bloomfield, Fernando Botero, Todd Bura, Victor Cobo, Jess, Travis Collinson, Bruce Connor, Julia Couzens, Peter Doig, Vincent Fecteau, Linda Fleming, Goya, Robert Gutierrez, Hongren, Alfred Hrdlicka, Rudolphe Ingerle, Tadeusz Kantor, Arnold J. Kemp, Max Kurzweil, Aristide Maillol, Bernard Maybeck, Donal Mosher, Maruyama Okyo, Joachim Patinir, Mitzi Pederson, Laurie Reid, Ad Reinhardt, Patty Robeshow, William Rogan, Felicien Rops, Georges Roualt, Paul Schiek, Ivan Seal, Paul Sietsema, Takahashi Sakunosuke, Antonio da Trento, Luc Tuymans, Unknown Artist, Miller Updegraff, Carrie Mae Weems, and James McNeil Whistler. CLICK ON IMAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION
PDX Contemporary Art is pleased to announce D.E. May's solo exhibition at LAXART curated by George Baker. November 8th - December 13th. Opening Reception, Saturday, November 8, 6-8pm.
"One says a prayer and then it is gone, but the trace of the prayer affects the person even though it is not apparent."
Megan Murphy's work uses historical events and locations to construct an understanding of how our contemporary selves and culture are informed by the subjectivity of...Read more