Aug
9
Aug 12

Storm Tharp Exhibiting in Converge 45

PDX Contemporary artist Storm Tharp with be exhibiting along with 30+ regionally and nationally known artists at Converge 45, as part of Guest Artistic Director Kristy Edmunds' curatorial vision YOU IN MIND. Tharp will be presenting new work at the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at PNCA and the exhibition will be up from August 9 – September, 2017.

Storm Tharp, Born in Ontario, Oregon, 1970, takes his inspiration from a wide- ranging set of influences. The raw content of the work stems from the characterization of human experience, tying his interpretations and results through different styles that he employs. Figurative or otherwise, the work reflects personal history, broader sociocultural distortions, and universal truths. The artist investigates the performance of identity and the stage in which the object, the message, and the ideal are presented and eventually played out. In a statement, Tharp describes his process: “In my figurative work, the primary interest has been to unfold various traditions of painting and sculpture into my own, emerging with something altogether new. It involves fumbling around in the dark while simultaneously maintaining the driving projection of where I want the work to land and reflect what I believe in. If one portrait imbues an entire life story,  the colorfield works exercise an emotional code of unraveling that story. And in this way, I believe the portrait and the field are equivalent, like twins from different fathers. In recent years, my paintings have resembled propositions for sculpture. Torn, cut, and reconstructed—as if to exorcise the interior life as operatively distinct from the exterior veneer.”

 

Tharp’s work was featured in the 2010 Whitney Biennial and has been acquired by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York; Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon; Saatchi Gallery, London, England; and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego,  La Jolla, Califrornia. He was recently featured in Disjecta’s Portland2016 Biennial, curated by Michelle Grabner. Tharp received his BFA from Cornell University. Lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

 

Aug
9
Aug 12

Converge 45

Converge 45, a curatorial-driven arts platform that engages audiences and artists in Portland, OR, is pleased to announce its full program and four days of extended programming under Guest Artistic Director Kristy Edmunds, Executive and Artistic Director of the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA. This year’s program encompasses museum and gallery exhibitions, site-specific installations, panel discussions, and events.

24 artists from California, New York, Oregon, and Ohio have been invited to present new and existing works throughout eight venues and the public realm, each responding to Edmund’s framework of YOU IN MIND. With this direction, Edmunds has engaged artists who amplify the voice of others, care for the creative commons, and projects that exist without constraints of a market center. Exhibitions have been shaped by local curators in partnership with the artists and Guest Artistic Director. Many of the participating artists have been in conversation with the project since a three-day Artist Congress was held in Portland in 2016.

Four-days of extended programming will be held August 9–12, offering a special chance to experience the events alongside participating artists and Kristy Edmunds.

Sep
7
Sep 17

T:BA: 17

From September 7 - 17, 2017, PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival activates the city of Portland, Oregon, with contemporary art projects that bring artists and audiences together, creating a vibrant community through live performances, music, screenings, workshops, talks, and visual art installations.

TBA is resolutely interdisciplinary, and champions those artists who are challenging forms and working across mediums, from dance to performance to visual art. TBA's spectacular 15th year features artists from near and far that urgently reflect our current cultural moment. TBA is a global festival, exposing audiences to artists from regions not normally presented in the US.


Jul
22
1:00 pm13:00

Artist Talk: Monroe Hodder

Join Butters Gallery for an artist talk with Monroe Hodder. Hodder will discuss the work in her exhibition, Future Sky. This event will be accompanied by a reception. Future Sky, recent paintings by Monroe Hodder will be on view July 6 - 29, 2017.

Butters Gallery
157 NE Grand Avenue,
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 248-9378
buttersgallery.com

Jul
16
11:00 am11:00

Artist Talk: Stephen Adams

Join Waterstone Gallery for an artist talk with Stephen Adams. Adams Will discuss his current exhibition Intimacies on view through July 30, 2017. Using photographs and mock-ups he will discuss the glass laminating techniques used to construct his pieces, and how how his materials-- primarily glass and wood--inform its thematic content. Adams explains how relatively simple, repetitive steps executed patiently can produce forms of stunning complexity.

Waterstone Gallery
124 NW 9th
Portland, Oregon
waterstonegallery.com
(503) 226-6196
info@waterstonegallery.com

Jul
13
6:00 pm18:00

Artist Talk: Libby Werbel

Join the Portland Art Museum for an artist talk with Libby Werbel. Werbel is an artist, curator, and social organizer. In 2012, she founded the Portland Museum of Modern Art project to create and instigate art and dialogue serving both artists and audiences. With an emphasis on accessibility and engagement, Werbel makes site-based works using community as her medium.

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
portlandartmuseum.org
(503) 226-2811

Jul
11
6:30 pm18:30

Discussion: The Rise and Relevance of Participatory Journalism

Join Newspace Center for Photography for a discussion on the increasing relevance and need for participatory journalism, of which we are all potential producers and consumers. Speakers include Andrew DeVigal (University of Oregon), Katmeow García (Open Signal/KBOO), Sara Quinn (Balance Media), and Cameron Whitten (Know Your City).

 This program is taking place in conjunction with the exhibition In Response: Revisiting the DOCUMERICA Photography Project. This group exhibition presents the work of nine artists whose image-based work documents the correlation between environmental problems and issues of race, gender, place, age, class, occupation, health care, lifestyle and others. The projects were selected from submissions responding to an open call Newspace announced in early 2017 for work inspired by the Documerica Photography Project—a program initiated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1971 to document the human connection to environmental issues. This exhibition will remain on view through Sunday, July 16, 2017.

Newspace Center for Photography
1632 SE 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
http://newspacephoto.org

 

Jul
8
2:00 pm14:00

Art Talk About Lee Kelly

Join the Bend Art Center for a gallery talk about Northwest artist Lee Kelly. Kelly's daughter Kassandra Kelly will discuss the prints and small sculpture included in Kelly's upcoming show at Bend Art Center, as well as some of his larger pieces installed throughout the northwest.
Kelly is represented by Elizabeth Leach Gallery.

Bend Art Center
550 SW Industrial Way, Suite 180
Bend, Oregon 97702
(541) 330-8759

Jun
29
6:00 pm18:00

Gallery Talk: John Yeon as Collector

Join the Portland Art Museum for a gallery talk with exhibition curators Maribeth Graybill and Dawson Carr as they examine some of the masterworks from John Yeon’s wide-ranging collection of Asian and European art. A self-taught connoisseur, Yeon approached collecting with a designer’s eye, seeking out objects of the finest craftsmanship to adorn and complement his architectural interiors.
This talk is presented in conjunction with Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon, on view May 13 through September 3, 2017.

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
portlandartmuseum.org
(503) 226-2811

Jun
27
6:30 pm18:30

Artist Talk: Jeffry Mitchell

Seattle-based artist Jeffry Mitchell, who recently completed a residency at the Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC), will return on Tuesday, June 27. Join OCAC to learn about his career in printmaking, sculpture and ceramics that has spanned the globe. Jeffry is an incredible visionary and storyteller known for humorous, playful work that has been been reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, ARTnews, and the Seattle Times. Jeffry is represented by PDX Contemporary Art.

Oregon College of Art and Craft
8245 SW Barnes Road
Portland, OR 97225
971-255-4212
ocac.edu

 

Jun
23
6:00 pm18:00

Summer Celebration at PAM

Join the Portland Art Museum for a celebration of summer! Stop by the museum to make art, create connections and to celebrate summer through music, tours, food, and fun!
This celebration is presented in conjunction with the opening of this summer’s Combat Paper exhibition in the Object Stories gallery. This exhibition is the product of a June 2016 creative workshop with artist and military veteran Drew Cameron, at which a select number of local veterans had the opportunity to turn their decommissioned uniforms into handmade paper.  The Object Stories gallery shares each veteran participant’s new creation from this Combat Paper, and details their personal reasons for serving in the military and undergoing this transformative experience.
 

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
portlandartmuseum.org
(503) 226-2811

 

Jun
17
2:00 pm14:00

Bamboo Art Demonstration: Hideaki Honma

As part of the Portland Japanese Garden's, Art in the Garden exhibition, Tewaza no Bi: Bamboo Art from the Collection of Peter Shinbach, Hideaki Honma will demonstrate basketry techniques including splitting bamboo, weaving, and attaching separate components in the Garden Studio. This event features speaker Koichi Okada from TAI Modern Gallery as well as Honma’s art on display.

Portland Japanese Garden
Garden Studio
611 SW Kingston Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 223-1321

 

Jun
15
6:30 pm18:30

Artist Talk: Brandon Lattu

Join OCAC for an artist talk with Brandon Lattu. Lattu is a Los Angeles-based artist whose work includes includes sculpture, work on paper, and installations. During his talk, Lattu will show images of his recent work to lead this interactive discussion. Brandon is represented by Koenig & Clinton in New York. This event is free and open to the public.

Oregon College of Art and Craft
8245 SW Barnes Road
Portland, OR 97225
971-255-4212
ocac.edu

 

Jun
9
12:00 pm12:00

Gallery Talk with Derek Franklin

Join The Art Gym for a gallery talk led by art professor Derek Franklin, featuring a panel of our student artists exhibiting their work in the Bachelor of Fine Arts thesis candidates: Kayla Huitt, Danielle Uder, Jordan VanSise, and Grace Wikander. 

Art Gym
Marylhurst University
17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy. 43)
Marylhurst, OR 97036
503.699.6243

Jun
3
2:00 pm14:00

Gallery Talk: Connecting Lines Center for Contemporary Native Art

Join Luzene Hill at the Portland Art Museum, for a close look at her current work in Connecting Lines, on view in the Center for Contemporary Native Art. Hill is a multimedia artist, best known for conceptual installations that often address issues of violence against Native women, female empowerment, and Native sovereignty.

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
portlandartmuseum.org
(503) 226-2811

Jun
1
6:00 pm18:00

Conversation with Mickalene Thomas

Join the Portland Art Museum for a conversation with former Portlander and acclaimed multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker Mickalene Thomas. Best known for large-scale portraits, landscapes, and interiors that combine art-historical, political, and pop-cultural references, Thomas’ work often investigates complex notions of femininity, beauty, and racial representation.

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
portlandartmuseum.org
(503) 226-2811

May
27
4:00 pm16:00

Exhibition Walk-through with Shohei Takasaki

Join Upfor Gallery for an exhibition walk-through with Portland based artist Shohei Takasaki. Takasaki works on canvas and paper in both abstraction and figuration. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at Dar Al Funoon Gallery, Kuwait; Backwoods Gallery, Australia; and Tokyo galleries Calm & Punk, Space EDGE and PLSMIS.

Upfor 
929 NW Flanders Street
Portland, OR 97209
upforgallery.com
(503) 227-5111
welcome@upforgallery.com