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  • Open by Appointment Only Starting on March 13th, 2020

    "A Stitch in Time"

    Barbara Stafford’s show “Falling Green” is exactly the uplifting, breath of spring we hope to share with you right now.

    Yet, to use an old phrase “A stitch in time saves nine,” in current language “flatten the curve,” of COVID-19 we ask you to visit us by appointment.

    Please email us at info@pdxcontemporaryart.com to set up an appointment.

    If you are staying home, let us know if we can help you online. Whether you see the exhibition in person or online, we hope you feel you are in a place of peace, curiosity, and even joy.

    Please know how much we appreciate your interest in the artists we represent and whose art we exhibit. We will update our website and social media with updates to our open hours.

    Wishing you and your loved ones the very best in health and spirit.

    Jane Beebe with Jordan Pieper, Debbie Mishler, Iván Carmona, Lydia Beebe, Nathan Anderson, Jill Guild

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  • Natalie Ball Awarded the Bonnie Bronson Fellowship

    Congratulations to artist Natalie Ball on winning the 2020 Bonnie Bronson Award! Natalie joins the Bonnie Bronson Fellows, an important group of makers, who have previously won the award.

    We are also very pleased to announce that PDX CONTEMPORARY ART will have a solo exhibition of work by Natalie Ball at the Gallery in June 2020.

    Natalie Ball was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She has a Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Ethnic Studies and Art from the University of Oregon. She furthered her education in New Zealand at Massey University where she attained her Master’s degree, focusing on Indigenous contemporary art. Ball then relocated to her ancestral homelands to raise her three children. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, including: Vancouver Art Gallery, BC; Te Manawa Museum, NZ; Half Gallery, NY; Portland Art Museum, OR; Museum of Contemporary Native Art (MoCNA), NM; Seattle Art Museum, WA; and SculptureCenter, NY. Natalie attained her M.F.A. degree in Painting & Printmaking at Yale School of Art in 2018.

    About the Fellowship:
    Bonnie Bronson (1940–1990) was an artist and vital member of the Pacific Northwest arts community. In celebration of her life, the fund bearing her name was founded in 1991. Each year a fellowship is awarded to a working Northwest artist in recognition of artistic excellence and to encourage intellectual and creative growth. In 1996, the Fund established the Bronson Collection. It is comprised of works purchased successively from each of the Bronson Fellows. The Collection exemplifies the Fund’s long-term commitment to the work of the Fellows, while building a visual record of the Fellowship. On extended loan to Reed College, the Collection is installed throughout the campus. It is the Bronson Fund’s gift to the community.

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  • Storm Tharp at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center

    Storm Tharp’s pieces Cadre and Wolves at the Door are a part of the the exhibition What Needs to Be Said: Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts, on display at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland, Oregon. The exhibition features works in a variety of mediums from thirteen of Oregon’s contemporary visual artists who have received the Hallie Ford Fellowship Award between 2014-2016, administered by the The Ford Family Foundation. The exhibition is curated by Independent Curator Diana Nawi.

    Of Storm Tharp’s work, Diana Nawi writes, "... Storm Tharp's ‘Cadre' (2017) contains a quality of pathos, communicated through dynamic gesture and bodies and visages that make visible sentiment and sensation. For Tharp, seriality yields both juxtaposition and cohesion. While a breadth of gestures is contained in this suite of thirty-six works on paper, ranging from total abstraction to clear figuration, from grinding black lines to washy inks, together they form an expressive, almost linguistic set of images that holds contradiction and grace side-by-side." ('What Needs to Be Said,' Diana Nawi, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, 2019, Page 17)

    The exhibition will be on display from February 15 through April 5, 2020.

    Disjecta Contemporary Art Center
    8371 N Interstate Ave
    Portland, OR
    97217

    First Saturday Reception:
    March 7, 2020
    6-9pm

    Gallery Hours:
    Friday through Sunday
    12-5pm

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  • Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen | Archer Gallery at Clark College

    [IN]Finite
    February 11th - May 2nd, 2020

    Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson are exhibiting in a two person show with Anna Von Mertens at the Archer Gallery at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington.
    Please join the artists for the opening reception on Thursday, February 13th from 11:00am - 1:00pm and for a short talk about the exhibition beginning at 12:15 pm.

    Archer Gallery
    
Clark College

    1933 Fort Vancouver Way

    Vancouver, WA 98663

    Gallery Hours:
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Friday and Saturday - 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Directions:
    The Archer Gallery is located in the Penguin Union Building (PUB) attached to Gaiser Hall on the Clark College campus in Vancouver, Washington.

    Pull into the Parking Lot south of Gaiser Hall. Park in any of the unmarked spaces. F/S spaces are reserved M–F until 5:30. Enter at the SW corner of Lower PUB.

    Look for "Archer Gallery" lettering on the outer doors of the building. The gallery is just inside the door.

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  • ZONAMACO FOTO 2020 | Mexico City

    ZONAMACO FOTO 2020 | Mexico City
    February 5 - 9, 2020
    Booth FS105

    PDX CONTEMPORARY ART is pleased to announce participation in ZONAMACO FOTO 2020 in Booth FS105.

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  • Jenene Nagy at Furlong Gallery, University of Wisconsin

    Jenene Nagy's work will be on display at the Furlong Gallery at the University of Wisconsin from January 29th - February 22nd, 2020 in her exhibition "flags + monuments." The exhibition features both her monumental works on paper as well as her printed flags.

    Gallery Director Robert Atwell says of the exhibition, "Jenene Nagy is interested in creating symbols of place while continuing to examine what we know about things and what we expect from images. The flags stake claim to a chosen and cultivated path, a symbol of a commitment to living in this world with an open mind and generosity of spirit."

    flags + monuments
    Furlong Gallery
    University of Wisconsin - Stout
    Opening reception Wednesday Jan. 29, 5-7p
    Exhibition runs through Feb. 22, 2020
    178 Micheels Hall
    712 South Broadway Street
    Menomonie, WI 54751

    Check out the website for more information:
    https://www.uwstout.edu/academics/colleges-schools/school-art-design/fur...

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  • Adam Sorensen and Jon Raymond in Conversation

    Adam Sorensen and Jon Raymond in Conversation
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    7:00pm (Reception at 6:00pm)
    at
    PDX CONTEMPORARY ART
    925 NW Flanders Street
    Portland, OR 97209
    *Please RSVP to gallery@pdxcontemporaryart.com*

    On the occasion of Adam Sorensen’s exhibition Skeleton at PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, we are pleased to host a conversation between Adam Sorensen and Jon Raymond.

    Jon Raymond is a well-known cultural figure in Portland who works as an author and screen writer. He has worked with Director Todd Haynes to produce the critically acclaimed mini series, Mildred Pierce. In addition to his work as a screen writer, Raymond has written many novels and is the editor of Plazm magazine. His work appears regularly in Artforum and Bookforum, among others.

    Adam Sorensen lives and works in Portland, OR. He received a BFA from Alfred University in New York and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in painting from the Studio Art International, Florence, Italy. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions across the United States. In 2011, Sorensen had a solo exhibition at the Portland Art Museum in the APEX project space. His work was recently featured in the winter 2020 edition of Juxtapoz magazine.

    *Please RSVP to gallery@pdxcontemporaryart.com*

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  • Barbara Stafford in Oregon Live

    Barbara Stafford was featured in Oregon Live's list of beautiful shows opening in 2020.
    Her graceful, atmospheric landscape paintings will be on display here March 4-28, 2020.

    Check out the feature here: https://www.oregonlive.com/life-and-culture/j66j-2020/01/9326eed2ac6910/...

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  • Marie Watt | Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

    Marie Watt's piece "Companion Species (Speech Bubble) 2019" is now a part of the permanent collection at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.
    The museum has new acquisitions from several contemporary female artists as part of their commitment to developing a more inclusive American art collection.
    Congratulations, Marie!
    View Marie's piece and more information here:
    https://crystalbridges.org/blog/crystal-bridges-museum-of-american-art-a...

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  • HOLIDAY HOURS

    Happy holidays from everyone at PDX CONTEMPORARY ART!

    We will be closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day and have altered hours:

    Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - CLOSED
    Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Friday, December 27, 2019 - 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday, December 28, 2019 - 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Sunday, December 29, 2019 - CLOSED
    Monday, December 30, 2019 - CLOSED
    Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 11:00am - 3:00 pm
    Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - CLOSED

    We will return to our regular business hours of Tuesday - Saturday from 11:00am - 6:00 pm on Thursday, January 2nd, 2020.

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  • Adam Sorensen in Juxtapoz Magazine

    Adam Sorensen was recently interviewed in the Winter Issue of Juxtapoz magazine by Gabe Scott. In the interview, Scott discusses the inspiration and framework around creating Sorensen's lively and mysterious landscape paintings. Of the work, Scott writes, “These expansive vignettes are influenced by Adam’s interaction with the natural world, as well as his enthusiasm for old reference books. Ambiguity is an important aspect of Sorensen’s earthly allusions, and at their core, his paintings are built on abstract emotion, rather than an explicit narrative. Bathed in vibrant energy and soaked in sumptuous chromatics, these environments are energy fields of density and optical resonance…” (Scott, Gabe. “Adam Sorensen: The Electric Light Landscape,” Juxtapoz, Winter Edition 2020: Page 108)

    Congratulations, Adam!
    Be sure to get a copy of the magazine to check out the full interview featuring Adam Sorensen.
    https://shop.juxtapoz.com/current-issue-winter-2020-212.html

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  • Iván Carmona Interview with David Schell

    Iván Carmona was recently interviewed, ahead of his solo show at PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, in his studio by Portland-based artist David Schell on his blog Semi Finalist.

    Iván talks about his minimalistic style, the inspiration he finds in nature, culture, and childhood memories from his time spent in Puerto Rico, and the influences he draws from as he creates his sculptural works.

    Check out the interview here: https://www.davidscottschell.com/semi-finalist/semi-finalist-presents-iv...

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  • Joe Rudko: Interview in In the In-Between

    Joe Rudko was recently interviewed in the In the In-Between: Journal of New and New Media Photography by Bree Lamb- artist, educator, and editor based in New Mexico. Lamb’s interview gives an in depth look into Rudko’s studio, aesthetic, process, materials, and experiences.

    Take a look at the interview online here:
    https://www.inthein-between.com/find-cut-paste-bree-lamb-interviews-joe-...

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  • Marie Watt: Whitney Museum of American Art

    Marie Watt's work is on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 'Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950-2019.' Skywalker/Skyscraper (Axis Mundi) was made in Brooklyn, New York, and references the Iroquois iron workers who were known as 'Skywalkers', and built many of the skyscrapers in the city.

    This exhibition remains on view through January 2021.
    Congratulations, Marie!

    https://whitney.org/exhibitions/making-knowing#exhibition-artists

    Listen to Marie talk about her work in the show here:
    https://whitney.org/audio-guides/2276?language=english&type=general&nigh...

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  • Marie Watt at Yale University Art Gallery

    Marie Watt will be a visiting artist at Yale University Art Gallery on Saturday, November 2nd and Sunday, November 3rd. Marie Watt's two pieces "First Teachers Balance the Universe, Part I: Things That Fly (Predator)" and "First Teachers Balance the Universe, Part II: Things That Fly (Prey)" were recently accepted into the permanent collection of Yale University Art Gallery and are currently on view.

    On Saturday, November 2nd at 3:00 pm, Marie Watt will give a lecture celebrating the opening of the exhibition "Place, Nations, Generations, Beings: 200 Years of Indigenous North American Art" at Yale University Art Gallery. Having received her M.F.A. from Yale University in 1996, Watt will discuss her cross-disciplinary practice, time spent at Yale, and the works in the exhibition.

    On Sunday, November 3rd from 12:00 - 3:00 pm, Marie Watt and Yale University Art Gallery will host a community sewing circle. Both events are free and open to the public. People are invited to come as they are; no sewing experience is necessary and all ages are welcome. Exclusively at this event, in exchange for stitches, Watt will offer a small-scale, limited-edition print.

    https://artgallery.yale.edu/calendar/events/opening-lecture-first-teache...
    https://artgallery.yale.edu/calendar/events/studio-program-sewing-circle

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  • Jenene Nagy: Interview on KBOO

    Jenene Nagy's recent interview with KBOO's Joseph Gallivan is up on their website. Take a listen and learn more about Jenene's handsome show, box breathing.

    https://kboo.fm/media/76008-joseph-gallivan-interviews-painter-jenene-na...

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  • Victoria Haven: Rauschenberg Residency

    Victoria Haven is an artist-in-residence at the Rauschenberg Residency on Captiva Island, Florida. Congratulations, Victoria!

    About the Residency: The Rauschenberg Residency is inspired by Rauschenberg's early years at Black Mountain College where an artistic community brought out elements central to his art, collaboration, and exploration. The residency advances new work, extends practices into new mediums, and serves as a research and development lab for performance-based projects. It fosters the ideal that artistic practice advances mutual understanding and engenders a focus on the conservation of a sensitive and pristine environment and integration with the local surroundings. Events designed to connect the local and regional community with the artists in residence may include an open studio of works in progress, outreaches by residents, and on-site activities/tours held in partnership with schools and arts and environmental organizations.

    The harmonious juxtaposition of natural landscape, modern and adaptable studios, and idyllic housing provides a perfect backdrop for the artistic process. The spirit of Robert Rauschenberg is everywhere.

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  • Exhibition Walkthrough with Jenene Nagy

    Please join us for an exhibition walkthrough of 'box breathing' with Los Angeles-based artist Jenene Nagy. Please RSVP to gallery@pdxcontemporaryart.com.

    Saturday, October 5, 2019
    11:30 am

    PDX CONTEMPORARY ART
    925 NW Flanders Street
    Portland, OR 97209

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  • Marie Watt: Lecture at Frye Art Museum

    Marie Watt will be giving a lecture at Frye Art Museum as a part of the "In Focus: Contemporary First Nations and Native American Women Artists and Curators Lecture Series.”

    Thursday, September 19, 2019
    7:00 pm

    Frye Art Museum
    704 Terry Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98104

    Lecture information: "What would the world look like if we thought of ourselves as companion species? Marie Watt doesn’t pretend to have the answer to this question, but her work does seek to forge relationships and reveal aspects of our connectedness to one another, to animals, and to the natural world. Rather than presenting her extensive body of work in chronological order, Watt will piece together themes in a way that might resemble sewing together a blanket.”

    https://fryemuseum.org/calendar/event/7245/

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  • Marie Watt: Artist-in-Residence at Tacoma Glass Museum

    Marie Watt will be an artist-in-residence at the Tacoma Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA, from Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - Sunday, September 22, 2019.

    In addition to the residency, Marie Watt will be giving a lecture at the Tacoma Museum of Glass on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 2:00 pm.

    Tacoma Museum of Glass
    1801 Dock Street
    Tacoma, WA 98402

    Watch the work being made live: https://www.museumofglass.org/experiencemog

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