Long time no update! Of course lots has happened, including another residency with Signal Fire, another show at Antler, but let's look forward. Very excited to be included in this show with several other amazing artists:
Wood Anniversary: Five Years of Signal Fire
Marylhurst University Art Gym
curated by Terri M. Hopkins
February 25, 2013 - April 3, 2013
Highlighting the work of thirteen of the more than 80 artists that have participated in Signal Fire since its inception.
Compound Gallery Presents: Deadstock - a benefit for the Right Brain Initiative
When: Opening Reception Thursday, February 2nd from 7 to 10 pm
Runs from February 2nd - 26th
Where: Compound Gallery
107 NW 5th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209
Curator: Jason G. Sturgill
A secret painting I did a few years back will see the light of day at a show at Compound Gallery. It is only appropriate for the theme (and has a new relevance what with all this crazy talk of colonizing the moon). Go see the painting, and you will understand. The show is cash and carry, tons of amazing artists are participating, and it's for a great cause.
I have been invited by artists Neil Perry and Susannah Kelly to be a part of their first show in their new gallery, Antler. The show is called Cervidae, and I will be showing two new diptychs. There's a great list of other artists participating in this show, and I am very happy to be included.
The show opening is on Thursday, January 26th, from 6-10p.
I am proud to say that I have been selected for the Winter Wren Residency through the fine folks at Signal Fire. I will be spending a week in the Eastern Oregon high desert, slumbering in a nice attic, exploring the local geography, and likely having one-sided conversations with a cat named Corner. I've decided to go "off the grid" for the week, which should be interesting in and of itself.
Learn more about Signal Fire.
Some of my work will be featured in a show called Document (n.) (v.) , at the Store Gallery in Pioneer Place, downtown Portland, OR. The show will be up through the month of September.
Featuring work from outgoing BFA and MFA students from Portland State University, Document (n.) (v.) spotlights the transcription of a series of personal experiences in which the physicality of artistic production merges with the abstract, ethereal processes whereby we decipher the world around us. The practice of documentation, a convergence of the tangible and cerebral, defines the personal framework through which social experiences are made singular. Sprouting from a program “dedicated to helping students understand and explore the ways that artists and their works function within a larger social context” and which offers a platform upon which to “exchange ideas and cross conventional aesthetic boundaries,” Document (n.) (v.) puts forth the efforts of five artists to pin down, translate, and transcribe their respective insights. How do we assess our surroundings? What lies between depiction and experience? How do context and representation affect our perception? Document (n.) (v.) includes original work by Stephanie Drachman, Stuart Mayer, Robert McKirdie, Evan La Londe, Nicole Penoncello, and Jillian Vento.
3rd floor of the Atrium Building at Pioneer Place Mall, Suite 4110.
Gallery Hours are Thursday through Sunday, from Noon to 6pm.