We look forward to seeing you by appointment Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (it is most likely that we can accommodate requests for other times if these hours are not convenient for you). Please email us at email@example.com or call 503 222-0063. You are also welcome to knock on our door. Masks covering the mouth and nose are required.Read more
Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen are exhibiting work at Congress Yard Projects.
"Congress Yard Projects’ first exhibition of 2021, hard & SOFT will submit the artworks to continuous display outside, throughout the wet dragging days of late winter. This turns our previous format on its head from the summer series of weekend long exhibitions where artworks susceptible to the elements are moved inside nightly. Rather, hard & SOFT will run for 1344 hours, from late January til Spring Equinox, showcasing works that stand resolute under the weight of the grey dripping sky, alongside works that embrace weathering transformation and decay. On view will be a range of works from the most obstinately impervious, to those that might melt, fade, or rot away in reaction to the elements, as well as some that depend upon the impacts of duration and exposure for their full potential. At times, the exhibition will be only open to viewers when it is raining, and others just available after dark, to make the most of the existing perceptual conditions."
hard & SOFT
Exhibition Jan 24 – March 21, 2021
Opening Sunday January 24 11-5pm
For more information visit: https://congressyardprojects.wordpress.com/
or on Oregon Live: https://www.oregonlive.com/entertainment/2021/01/art-shows-a-bit-more-in...
A collaboration between Loro Piana and Marie Watt, "Companion Species: Blanket Stories, Generations, Acknowledgement," is now on view at Loro Piana, coinciding with the opening of their new Meatpacking District store in New York City. Loro Piana will feature three sculptures, by Marie Watt as a collaborative reflection on community and environmental stewardship, generational respect, family history and the myriad symbolic meanings of loved – and lived-in – textiles.
Blankets are an essential component of Loro Piana and Watt’s respective histories.
At Loro Piana, blankets were among the first products ever produced. To this day, they remain an important element of the company’s legacy: blankets are an ultimate expression of warmth and comfort. Within Watt’s oeuvre, blankets symbolize safeguarding, established traditions, familial heirlooms, and physical entities to which memories may be imprinted and embedded. Together, the brand and the artist believe in weaving together textile and form to tell stories from our vast yet inextricably connected global community.
The Blanket Stories sculpture, in particular, consists of nearly fifty thoughtfully layered and stacked blankets donated by a diverse group of Loro Piana’s friends, partners and family. Donations were submitted from around the world and each blanket arrived with an anecdote from its owner; their narratives range from humorous to heartwarming, with every single anecdote illustrating a deeply personal sentiment that is as once individual in experience yet universal in feeling. These stories are written on hang tags attached to the piece, and can be viewed on Loro Piana’s website as well.
For more information on the project please visit : https://www.loropiana.com/blanket-stories/en/
Featured in the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/14/t-magazine/wine-wallpaper-sol-lewitt....
"Companion Species: Blanket Stories, Generations and Acknowledgment" is on display from December 14th, 2020 to January 31st, 2021 at 3 Ninth Avenue, New York City.Read more
Our current exhibition, Ferocious Mothers, was reviewed in Oregon ArtsWatch.
Read the full review here:https://www.orartswatch.org/ferocious-mothers-a-theater-split/
Ferocious Mothers is open by appointment though January 2, Wednesday- Saturday from 10am - 4pm.Read more
Georgina Reskala has been selected as one of the winning photographers for FotoFilmic JRNL 7. She was one of twelve photographers chosen for the Winter 2021 Issue by Jaqueline Bates and Erica Deeman.
For more information and to see the selected photographs please visit: https://fotofilmic.com/jrnl-7-winter-2021/Read more
Click here to view a video walkthrough of PDX CONTEMPORARY ART's December 2020 exhibition, Ferocious Mothers:
PDX CONTEMPORARY ART presents the work of women artists who have managed to make art, and build successful careers while being attentive mothers. This is not an easy task, particularly today.
It takes strong belief in the value of their art, a strong will to produce it, and a strong heart for their families.
With Work by:
Jessica Jackson Hutchins
FEROCIOUS MOTHERS is on view at PDX December 2, 2020 - January 2, 2021
Open by appointment Wednesday - Saturday, 10am-4pm
PDX CONTEMPORARY ART presents an online Winter Pop-up of work by select represented artists. They have made a diverse selection of work for you to give as gifts to your loved ones or to purchase for your personal collection.
Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen
Friendly House, a mainstay organization of Portland, Oregon, moves mountains every day for individuals and families of all ages, races, genders, and economic backgrounds. Please join us in supporting their continued critical work.
10% of all sales from the PDX CONTEMPORARY ART Winter Pop-Up will be donated to Friendly House.Read more
Iván Carmona will be a panelist in the upcoming event What We Talk About When We Talk About Craft, a virtual panel discussion with the Rainmaker Craft Initiative (RCI).
What We Talk About When We Talk About Craft is a play on the Raymond Carver story What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. Carver's story recounts a group of friends striving to characterize their understanding of love through their experiences, obstacles, and joys.
RCI invites you to engage in this virtual conversation with our guests in a wide ranging dialogue about how creative folks and craft communities are faring in these times. It is an opportunity for us to introduce ourselves, gather, and connect the scattered Oregon College of Art and Craft community. Panelists include Marjorie Dial, Brenda Mallory, Iván Carmona, Joshua West Smith, and Emily Endo. The conversation will be moderated by Karl Burkheimer.
4:00 - 5:30 pm
To reserve your spot please visit:Read more
Iván Carmona has been selected as one of seventeen artists to receive the Support Beam Grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, in Portland, Oregon.
Support Beam is designed to support emerging artists’ long-term creative practices and livelihoods during an unprecedented time. This new opportunity prioritizes Black artists, Indigenous artists, and artists of color to acknowledge the disproportionate historical and ongoing systemic inequities, and the impact this pandemic is having on BIPOC communities.
Inspired by the depression-era Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.), this program utilizes City of Portland PDXCARES funding to commission a piece of public art, without restriction to media or themes, and aspires to sustain as many artists as possible during a precarious economic and political time.
Follow along with their posts and stories on Instagram at #raccsupportbeam.
For more information on Support Beam: https://racc.org/2020/11/10/support-beam-round-two-announced/Read more
Join the Portland Art Museum's Native American Art Council for an informal conversation with three art gallery owners Cecily Quintana, Jane Beebe and Charles Froelick. Each has a long history of working with contemporary Indigenous artists.Read more
Justin L'Amie, Nancy Lorenz, and Jeffry Mitchell in Conversation
On the occasion of Justin L'Amie's exhibition "Shadow, Hold Your Breath" at PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, we invited Justin L'Amie to speak with artists Nancy Lorenz and Jeffry Mitchell.
LINK TO THE VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/479391488Read more
Marie Watt was welcomed as a new Trustees at The Portland Art Museum- Congratulations, Marie!
"The Portland Art Museum welcomed prominent artists Carrie Mae Weems and Marie Watt to its Board of Trustees in its virtual annual meeting earlier this month.
“I am so honored and excited that Carrie Mae Weems and Marie Watt accepted our invitation to help lead our institution at this crucial time,” said Brian Ferriso, Director and Chief Curator of the Portland Art Museum. “Our communities need the arts more than ever, and it is vital to have the wisdom of these consequential artists who have both contributed so much and in so many ways to our lives.”
Watt and Weems are among nine new or returning trustees joining the Museum’s 70-member Board of Trustees. The role of the Board of Trustees is to lead in the governance of the institution, including budget approval and oversight of the Museum’s finances and assets, hiring and evaluating the performance of the Executive Director, and serving on subcommittees overseeing the areas such as the Museum’s collections, development, equity and inclusion, finances and investments, learning and community partnerships."
For more information visit:
On the occasion of James Lavadour's exhibition EXPECTING RAIN at PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, we invite you to join us for a virtual event and conversation:
A Conversation between Artist James Lavadour and Kathleen Ash-Milby, Curator of Native American Art at Portland Art Museum
Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
WATCH THE RECORDING: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeYVtwgP86w&feature=youtu.beRead more
Join exhibiting artists Bruce Burris, Harrell Fletcher, Jessica Jackson Hutchins and Marie Watt on October 7, at 5:30 p.m. for “Hallie Ford Fellows: Art and Activism,” a virtual live presentation and Q&A on the intersections of activism, social practice and art making in their lives and communities.
To join the Virtual Presentation and Q&A: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/94097839085
For more information visit: https://around.uoregon.edu/content/fall-brings-some-options-your-arts-an...Read more
Tad Savinar's current show A Report on America's Weather 2016-2020: Selected Works by Tad Savinar On the Eve of an Election was recently reviewed in Oregon ArtsWatch.
Read the review here: https://www.orartswatch.org/art-review-what-do-you-mean-by-that/Read more
Marie Watt is featured in 516 Arts upcoming exhibition “Feminisms” opening September 26, 2020, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. “Feminisms” is a partnership between 516 Arts and the Wheelwright Muesum of the American Indian and is guest-curated by Andrea R. Hanley.
“Feminisms features artists of various cultures whose creative possibilities use the theme of feminism in its most expansive meaning. Works are far reaching from a diasporic experience, the politics of body, resilience, self-determination, and land. These artists approach their process and practice in a variety of mediums including video, performance, installation, two and three dimensional works, all of which are all connected to current cultural, political, historical and semiotic climates.”
Feminisms will be open from September 26, 2020 to January 2, 2021.
Read about some of the work in the show here:
Listen to an interview with Carol Boss, curator Andrea Hanley, and Marie Watt here:
Storm Tharp’s Cinematic View of Everyday Life. BY BEAN GILSDORF IN REVIEWS | 24 SEP 20
Jeffry Mitchell was interviewed on TalkArt. TalkArt is podcast hosted by artist Russell Tovey and gallerist Robert Diament, "a podcast dedicated to the world of art featuring exclusive interviews with leading artists, curators & gallerists, and even occasionally their talented friends from other industries like acting, music and journalism. Listen in to explore the magic of art and why it connects us all in such fantastic ways."
This episode was recorded on September 6th, 2019 on the occasion of his being in London for his show at the Victoria and Albert Museum, which on view until October 18th, 2020.
To listen to the episode visit: https://play.acast.com/s/talkart
Or on Apple Podcasts and Spotify:
STORM THARP IN CONVERSATION WITH STEPHANIE SNYDER
ON THE OCCASION OF HIS EXHIBITION
Storm Tharp - Artist
Stephanie Snyder - The John and Anne Hauberg Curator and Director, The Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College
PDX CONTEMPORARY ART is pleased to present a conversation between Artist Storm Tharp and Curator Stephanie Snyder. In their recent conversation, Tharp and Snyder discuss the Artist's recent move to Tokyo, Japan, in addition to his newest body of work, Seeking Fragrance, on view at the Gallery through September 26th.
We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did! Please let us know if you would like any additional information about the work or if you would like to schedule an appointment to view the exhibition.Read more