Order / Reorder: Experiments in Collections, a long-term installation at Hudson River Museum in NYC, has opened on June 17, 2022 and will run through September 3, 2022. This group exhibition features My Twin, a painting by our represented artist James Lavadour. The exhibition will explore new approaches to looking at American art that reconsider past and present expressions of American identity.
Order / Reorder ranges across genres from portraiture and figural studies to still life, landscape, and abstraction. Rather than structured chronologically, the installation is designed to spark discussion through juxtapositions of styles, outlooks, and eras. Viewers are challenged to find connections in unexpected groupings of objects.
James Lavadour has been living and working on the Umatilla Reservation in Northeast Oregon. Curator Prudence F. Roberts wrote the following about the visceral feelings that Lavadour’s paintings evoke in conjunction to his identity:
“His paintings are shaped by a deep knowledge of the land that has surrounded him and his ancestors for generations: a knowledge that lives within him as a kind of cellular memory. Thus, in painting, his gestures unleash that memory. The acts of laying down paint, of scraping, of building up layers, often over long periods of time, replicate the ways in which natural forces and human histories have shaped the rivers and cliff faces, the rocks, and the hills that he sees on his almost daily drives. In his works, past and present collide in forms, spaces, and actions built of paint. They speak to place and they speak to history.”
For more information about Order / Reorder please visit: www.hrm.org/exhibitions/order-reorder/Read more
Karpa de Nepantla, a two person exhibition with Georgina Reskala and Beth Davila Waldman, will be opening at Upstart Modern in Sausalito, California on June 2.
“Responding to the concept of psychological borders and borderlands, artists Georgina Reskala and Beth Davila Waldman present a selection of individual works negotiating the open space between two cultural worlds through the lens of issues such as gender, race, and colonialism. Both Reskala and Waldman bring the depth of their personal perspectives as women of color and mixed LatinX origins to their artwork in “Karpa de Nepantla.”
An Artist Talk with SF Moma Assistant Curator of Photography will be by invitation only, with a recording to follow.
4000 Bridgeway Ste 100
Sausalito, CA 94965
solid object/SANDWICH and solid objects/VOIDS, is a collaborative performance project by Victoria Haven and Heather Kravas, taking place May 12 and 14 at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“Honoring individual and communal practice, solid objects is a multiyear collaborative project between Seattle-based choreographer Heather Kravas and visual artist Victoria Haven that unites the forces of dance and drawing. Each brings a range of influences: with roots in feminist and punk aesthetics, Kravas generates ecstatic and meticulous physical states; Haven activates space through architectural interventions for the performers to embody.
For this Walker premiere, they offer complementary presentations created for the stage and public spaces: solid objects/VOIDS and solid objects/SANDWICH. Viewed independently or as a whole, the works illuminate each physical space and audience as its own transitory and charged universe.
The onstage performance solid objects/VOIDS proposes necessary expressions of radical intimacy and devotion with architecture, light, bodies, and objects. The piece includes a new electro-acoustic score and sound installation by composer Zeena Parkins, lighting design by Madeline Best, and costumes by womxn’s rites. Featuring Kravas and company members Aretha Aoki, Cecilia Eliceche, Joey Kipp, Jennifer Kjos, opal, and Symone Sanz in collaboration with three of Minnesota’s most distinctive dancer/choreographers: José A. Luis, Judith Holo Shuǐ Xiān, and Chris Schlichting.”
(Image: solid objects residency, Oxbow, Seattle, 2018. Pictured: Cecilia Eliceche and Heather Kravas. Photo: Anna Fotheringham.)Read more
We have a new address!
1825 B NW Vaughn Street
After nearly 25 years, our chapter in the Pearl District has closed and we will be moving into our new location on 1825 B NW Vaughn Street Portland, Oregon 97209.
We are excited to welcome you into our freshly completed gallery space for the opening of Calling Invisible Doctors, an exhibition of new work by James Lavadour. Our tentative opening date is April 15th, please call or email us to confirm before arriving as construction is still in progress and plans may change. Additional information about the exhibition to follow.
We will be spending the next two weeks moving and settling into our new space and during that time will have limited access to telephone and email. Please leave us a message and we will reach out to you as soon as we can. For urgent matters you may contact Jane Beebe at (503) 913-3754.
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you soon.Read more
Marie Watt will be the Knapp Chair, Visiting Scholar at the University of San Diego this month.
Join February 16, 2022, for a public lecture at the Humanities Center at 5 PM (PST). The lecture will also be accessible via Zoom (https://www.sandiego.edu/galleries/exhibitions/hoehn-family-galleries).
This lecture coincides with "Storywork: The Prints of Marie Watt", a major survey exhibition organized by the University of San Diego and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation.Read more
Keen writer and arts and architecture appreciator Briana Miller finds ten great shows around Portland with a wide range subjects from Black Lives Matter to Swedish log cabins to D.E. May archives in today's Oregonian.
Read the full article here: https://www.oregonlive.com/entertainment/2022/01/10-shows-in-portland-ar...Read more
The World of Jeffry Mitchell Pop-Up
The pop-up is also available to shop online: https://pdxcontemporaryart.com/shop
A portion of the sales from the pop-up will benefit the Portland Art Museum’s Connection Campaign for the Mark Rothko Pavilion. The pavilion will connect the Portland Art Museum’s two historic buildings on all four floors and integrate universal design principles throughout the campus to ensure that all people will enjoy improved access throughout the buildings to the Museum’s entire art exhibition and programmatic spaces. At its core, it underscores the Museum’s greater mission — building community through the arts.Read more
We are excited to invite you to come along on our slow, but sure, journey of creating a new gallery space in a Skylab creative community project. Happily, a portion of our quonset hut is almost complete.
Jeffry Mitchell's new show will be at our new space, open our regular hours 10:00 am - 5:00pm.
We look forward to seeing you!
1825 B NW Vaughn Street
Portland, OR 97209
Iván Carmona's new exhibition tierra de GIGANTES, was reviewed in Oregon Artswatch.
The review goes in depth about the stories and memories attached to these vibrant, colorful works.
Read the full review here: https://www.orartswatch.org/review-ivan-carmonas-tierra-de-gigantes-at-p...
Congratulations on a wonderful and successful show, Iván!Read more
Marie Watt and her work on display at the Hunterdon Art Museum was featured in hyperallergic.
Curated by Jason Vartikar in collaboration with the artist, Companion Species (At What Cost): The Works of Marie Watt, highlights tapestries among a variety of textile works.
Read the full article here: https://hyperallergic.com/688494/hunterdon-art-museum-exhibition-explore...
Congratulations, Marie!Read more
We are happy to present new works on paper by artist James Lavadour.
Started as early as 1994 and finished in 2021 during the pandemic, Lavadour has titled these new works on paper Portfolio: 1994/2021. They are from different time periods, on different papers, and different sizes but were worked on and completed as a group during this past year of isolation.
Lavadour found applying his current way of painting to pieces he was working on in 1994 to be an astonishing experience. For him, paintings hold memories and to be using new techniques that he has developed over time combined with techniques he has used or experimented in the past was an interesting meditation on how his thinking in paint has evolved over 27 years.
These new works range in size from 20” x 28” to 14” x 20” and feature the same rich depth and physical, process-oriented practice of Lavadour’s works on panel.
View all available works here: https://pdxcontemporaryart.com/portfolio-19942021Read more
Join artist Marie Watt and author Sarah Sentilles for a conversation about their shared interest in responding to the natural world in their respective practices. The two will discuss their explorations of "companion species" (the title Watt gave to a large body of work), and their expansive thinking about what counts as family and about kinship as a practice. As Sentilles asks, "What would the world look like if we lived as if we were all related?"
Tuesday, October 5 at 6:00pm at the Sun Valley Muesum of Art in Ketchum, Idaho.
To attend the virtual livestream- free, pre-registration here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/marie-watt--sarah?mc_cid=a4e565595d&mc_eid=74...Read more
Jenene Nagy will be an artist-in-residence at the Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency this fall. The residency takes place at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Otis, Oregon.
The Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency was established in 2002 to provide working artists with little or no printmaking experience the opportunity to explore a new creative medium with guidance, instruction and technical assistance from a professional etching printer, Julia D'Amario.
For more information: https://www.sitkacenter.org/sitka-artist-residency/jenene-nagyRead more
Heather Watkins was recently interviewed by David Schell for The Semi-Finalist.
Heather talks about her practice and process, her use of language and material, and her exploration of the unknown and the unnameable.
Read the full interview here:
Heather Watkins' current exhibition still—moving at PDX CONTEMPORARY has been extended until October 9, 2021.
Welcoming you Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sitka Center for Art & Ecology are celebrating 20 years of the Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency with a show in Lincoln CityRead more
Marie Watt invites you to an Open-to-the-Community Sewing Circle.
“Friday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24 we will be hosting in-person sewing circles in Portland, Oregon and look forward to connecting with our community through shared embroidery and conversation. This is an all ages event and no experience required.
Friday, July 23, 2 - 4:30pm
Sellwood Park, Picnic Area H
714 SE Miller St.
Saturday, July 24, 10am - 12pm
Oregon Center for Contemporary Art
8371 North Interstate Avenue
Sewing circles are inclusive by nature and design. Everyone’s voice is equal in a circle; circles can expand or contract as needed to create space. The panels being stitched often start with an Indigenous point of view in relation to site, histories, and Iroquois teachings, and these themes then become touchstones for conversation, connection, and cross-cultural knowledge generously exchanged by participants. Our stories connect us.
No sewing experience necessary
All ages welcome (participants to date have included individuals from ages 3 to 93)
Come and go as you wish
I will trade a print in exchange for your stitches
Bring a friend and feel free to pass the invitation on
These outdoor sites are new to us. As table space will be limited, consider bringing a blanket to gather and stitch from.
RSVPs are appreciated, but not required.”
RSVP July 23 at Sellwood Park:
RSVP July 24 at Oregon Contemporary:
PDX CONTEMPORARY ART is delighted to announce a pop up show July 16 - 26 at the Lostine Tavern in Lostine, Oregon.
Jane Beebe, Owner and Director of PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, has been visiting Wallowa County for forty years to spend time at a family place. Last January, noticing a "For Sale" sign in the Lostine Tavern window, Beebe wondered if Peter Ferre, owner of the Tavern, would let PDX have a pop up in the space. Ferre welcomed the idea and thus plans began.
While the Lostine Tavern is currently closed, the Tavern continues to host classes and community events and remains a beautiful, two-story, local stone building in the center of town. The Lostine Tavern was built in 1900, renovated in 2013, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Like a visit from an old friend, the show hopes to say hello, share what's new in work and life, and have a fun summer visit. The show will feature twenty eight artists with work ranging from prints, paintings, and photographs to ceramics, bronzes, and books. All art will be for sale and a portion of proceeds will be donated to the Lostine basketball court effort.
The Artists: Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen, Tina Beebe, Nick Blosser, Iván Carmona, Bean Finneran, Jacques Flèchemuller, Ellen George, Victoria Haven, Elizabeth Knight, Justin L’Amie, James Lavadour, Kristen Miller, Wes Mills, Jeffry Mitchell, Megan Murphy, Jenene Nagy, Georgina Reskala, Joe Rudko, Tad Savinar, Adam Sorensen, Barbara Stafford, Storm Tharp, Terry Toedtemeier, Molly Vidor, Nell Warren, Heather Watkins, Marie Watt, and Yamamoto Masao.
We hope you will stop by!
125 Hwy 82
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pmRead more
Iván Carmona and Justin L'Amie's exhibition at the Pendleton Center for the Arts is open July 1 - 31, 2021.
They will be discuss their work during an opening reception for the first in-person show in the East Oregonian Gallery at Pendleton Center for the Arts in 16 months.
The reception is Thursday at the arts center, 214 N. Main St., from 5:30 - 7pm.
For more information on the reception and exhibition: https://www.eastoregonian.com/community/news/arts-center-welcomes-cerami...Read more