Mar
19
5:30 PM17:30

John David Forsgren in Conversation with Linda Tesner

Please the Elizabeth Leach Gallery for an engaging dialogue between artist John David Forsgren and Linda Tesner, director and curator of the Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art at Lewis & Clark College, who will be discussing Forsgren’s current exhibition, Antithesis of Language, his studio practice and interest in creating visceral, expressionistic artworks.

Elizabeth Leach Gallery
417 NW 9th Ave
Portland, OR
503.224.0521
elizabethleach.com

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Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk with Morgan Buck

Join local artist Morgan Buck at Upfor Gallery for a private reception and talk on the subject of Goggles Glazed Over, his solo exhibition in Upfor’s backroom. Buck distorts and blurs images culled from the web using a smartphone's panorama photo feature and a handheld magnifier, before carefully translating the results in airbrushed paint. This process removes digital signifiers like pixelation and glitches, leaving viewers with a generatively produced work that appears, in his words, "indistinguishable from a genuine work of imaginative thought.”

Upfor 
929 NW Flanders Street
Portland, OR 97209
upforgallery.com

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Mar
20
1:00 PM13:00

GET THE WORD with Bruce Guenther

Join the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education for a public tour with Adjunct Curator for Special Exhibitions, Bruce Guenther. Guenther will lead a tour of MEL BOCHNER: ENOUGH SAID. The exhibition explores language as image and idea through Bochner’s long-held interest in complex printmaking techniques.

Oregon Jewish Museum
and Center for Holocaust Studies

724 NW Davis St
Portland, OR 97209
503-226-3600
ojmche.org

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Mar
20
5:30 PM17:30

Dinh Q. Lê Film Screening and Conversation

The San Jose Museum of Art will host a screening of the film Light and Belief: Voices and Sketches of Life from the Vietnam War directed by Dinh Q. Lê. The film uncovers an obscure history of the Vietnam War when Northern Vietnamese artists responded passionately to Hồ Chi Minh’s call to “fight on the battlefield of cultural ideology.” Eleven former artist-soldiers reveal their reasons for joining the conflict as artists, recounting their experiences with honesty and deep introspection.
Lê is represented in Portland by Elizabeth Leach Gallery.

San Jose Museum of Art
110 South Market Street
San José, CA
sjmusart.org

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Apr
2
7:00 PM19:00

Lecture: Jamillah James

Portland State University’s School of Art + Design, in partnership with the University of Oregon’s College of Design, The Ford Family Foundation and Portland Art Museum, are pleased to present Jamillah James for the spring 2019 chapter of the Curator and Critic Tours and Lectures program, "Connective Conversations | Inside Oregon Art” at the Portland Art Museum.

Jamillah James is Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA). With Margot Norton, she is curating the 2021 edition of the New Museum Triennial.

Portland Art Museum
Whitsell Auditorium
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

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Mar
18
2:30 PM14:30

Lecture: Sou Fujimoto, Between Architecture and Nature

Sou Fujimoto, one of the best-known architects in Japan today, will visit Portland Japanese Garden on March 18 with his lecture Between Architecture and Nature, in which he will share the visionary philosophy and ideas behind some of his major projects and help us rethink tradition and the relation between the built and natural environments.

Portland Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Ave
Portland, OR 97205
japanesegarden.org

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Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

Artist Talk and Book Signing: Eirik Johnson

Join Ampersand Gallery for an evening conversation with Seattle based artist and photographer Eirik Johnson. He'll be discussing his recently released photobook, Pine, which includes a limited edition 12-inch vinyl record with new tracks by Johnson and Dede, Elia, NEWAXEYES, SassyBlack, Terderfoot, Whiting Tennis and Johnson himself.

Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books
2916 NE Alberta St., B
Portland, OR 97211
ampersandgallerypdx.com

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Mar
16
2:00 PM14:00

Artists Talk: Paul Missal and Judith Wyss

Please join artists Paul Missal and Judith Wyss at Blackfish Gallery for a coffee and cookies conversation and celebration. As two long-standing Blackfish members they will be discussing their work, inspirations and careers. They are currently showing together at Blackfish Gallery through March 30th.

Blackfish Gallery
420 NW 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
blackfish.com
(503) 224-2634

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Mar
15
7:30 PM19:30

Multidisciplinary Performance: 100 Year Plan

Emotional.Store duo Bailey Hikawa and Scotty Wagner present their newest performance, “100 Year Plan,” at Disjecta. This performance is a dystopian response to participating in the producer economy in the age of automation takeover. This live-cinema experience presents a performance of an online video IRL in which two “creatives” risk everything for digital success.

Disjecta
8371 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR
disjecta.org

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Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Performance: Borderlines

Fernanda D’Agostino, Sophia Wright Emigh, Jaleesa Johnston, and special guest performer/choreographer Linda K. Johnson will activate D’Agostino’s the map is not the territory installation at the Portland Art Museum with their collaborative performance work In/Body. Followed by Sonic Borders 2, a ritual performance by artist/composer Guillermo Galindo using sonic devices made from items found in the U.S./Mexico Border.

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
portlandartmuseum.org

 

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Mar
9
11:00 AM11:00

Exhibition Tour: Sarah Horowitz and Jake Scharbach

Join Froelick Gallery for an exhibition tour with Sarah Horowitz and Jake Scharbach. Sarah Horowitz is inspired by webs of branches and undulating surfaces of nets, working with large sheets of paper & dyes for drawings, and huge plywood surfaces to carve for new woodcuts. Brooklyn-based painter Jake Scharbach masterfully reinterprets art historical images by juxtaposing them with contemporary symbols and objects to call attention to negative behaviors codified in western society, such as violence, greed, lust, ambition, and a failure to act in accordance with our long-term future. 

Froelick Gallery
714 NW Davis Street
Portland, OR 97209
503 961 3204

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Mar
7
to Mar 10

Upfor at The Armory Show

Upfor is pleased to return to The Armory Show in New York to present recent photographic work by Rodrigo Valenzuela from the series American-type. The title refers to a 1955 essay by Clement Greenberg, who proposed that post-war American painting was more about the act of painting itself than about any complex idea of representation. Valenzuela offers a subtle critique by imbuing his photographs with ideas of labor, construction and representation. Recently appointed as faculty in the Department of Art at UCLA, Valenzuela roots his practice in the contradictory traditions of documentary and fiction, often involving narratives around immigration and the working class. Recent solo exhibitions include the Orange County Museum of Art in Santa Ana and the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History in California, and Light Work in New York.

One Penn Plaza, Suite 1710
New York, NY 10119 USA
212-645-6440

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Mar
3
11:00 AM11:00

Hina Matsuri – Dolls Festival

Hina Matsuri – Dolls Festival – is a special time to pray for the growth and happiness of girls. It is also called ‘Peach Blossom Festival’ because it takes place on the 3rd day of the 3rd month, which is a season for peach blossoms in the lunar calendar. In earlier days, people believed that peach had special powers to drive away evil spirits because of its fragrance.

Hina dolls are displayed prominently in the home. The display always includes the Emperor and Empress on the first tier. Each region in Japan has its own distinctive style of Hina dolls and displays them according to local tradition. Hina dolls are not played with and are carefully packed away at the end of the festival.

Here at the Garden, the Hina doll collection was donated by the Dozono family and will be displayed at the Cultural Corner. Festival activities include children choosing their favorite Yukata to wear for a photo with the Hina Dolls. And in the Classroom, guests can participate in a flower workshop hosted by the Ohara Ikebana School to celebrate the Peach Blossom Festival.

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

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Feb
28
12:00 PM12:00

Willie Little Artist Reception

Join Froelick Gallery at Archer Gallery at Clark College in Vancouver, WA for an artist reception with Willy Little. Multimedia artist Willie Little’s sculptural assemblages and paintings speak eloquently of the African American experience.
Little is represented by Froelick Gallery.

Archer Gallery
Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663
sstokes@clark.edu

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Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

Silvia Kolbowski: NW Film Center

The politics of institutions penetrate daily life during times of crisis. What engaged—albeit antagonistic—positions can artists take in relation to the field of art, and to broader social relations? Silvia Kolbowski (b. 1953, Buenos Aires) will be in discussion with New York–based curator Kari Rittenbach about cultural collusion, personal implication in the political, psyche-specificity, and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818). Excerpts will be screened from Kolbowski’s two-channel installation Proximity to Power: American Style (2003/4), followed by the world premiere of That Monster: An Allegory (2018), a short looped video that plays once with music and once silent. With audience Q&A. This event will be co-presented with Yale Union, at Whitsell Auditorium.

Northwest Film Center
Whitsell Auditorium
1219 SW Park Ave.
Portland, OR 97205

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Feb
17
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Demonstration

Join Waterstone Gallery for an artist demonstration with Greg Wilbur (hammered metal), Shawn Demarest (oil painting) and Stan Peterson (wood sculpture). The gallery will be divided into front, middle and back, with a work station set up for each artist. The demonstrations will occur from 11:00 am - 12:15 pm, and visitors are free to mingle and ask questions.

Waterstone Gallery
124 NW 9th
Portland, OR 97209
503-226- 6196
waterstonegallery.com

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Feb
16
11:00 AM11:00

Artist talk: Ritsuko Ozeki

Join Froelick Gallery for an artist talk with Ritsuko Ozeki. Ozeki, in conversation with Charles Froelick and Yoshihiro Kitai, will discuss the two decade artist/gallery relationship between Tokyo-based Ozeki and Portland’s Froelick, and the facets and trajectory of her work over that period.

Froelick Gallery
714 NW Davis Street
Portland, OR 97209
503 961 3204

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Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

Opening Talk: the map is not the territory

Grace Kook-Anderson, The Arlene & Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art, welcomes the map is not the territory artists for a lively PechaKucha–inspired series of opening talks. PechaKucha is a presentation format in which speakers share 20 images for about 20 seconds each on a given topic. Join the Portland Art Museum for this fast-paced (and experimental) introduction to the artists, themes, and ideas presented in this newly reimagined regional art triennial. The artists will be available in the exhibition galleries afterward to answer questions and talk further about their work.

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

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Feb
7
5:30 PM17:30

Artist Lecture: Leo Rubinfien

Join the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College for a lecture with Leo Rubinfien. Acclaimed American photographer and Reed alumnus Rubinfien exhibits large-scale, unframed, suspended photographs from across Asia, made between 1987 and 2017. The artists exhibition Eyehold to Eyehold is on view February 7 - April 28 at Cooley Gallery.

Cooley Gallery
Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR
reed.edu/gallery/

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Feb
5
6:00 PM18:00

Lecture: Jewish Ghetto Photographers

Join the Portland Art Museum for a lecture with Judith Cohen, Chief Acquisitions Curator, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The vast majority of Holocaust photography, and the best known, was taken by German photographers. These photos include such iconic images as the Warsaw ghetto boy and the selections at Auschwitz. Therefore, we largely visualize the Holocaust through Nazi eyes. However, there also exists a considerable corpus of Jewish ghetto photography taken both by professional and amateur photographers. These photographs not only capture aspects of the ghetto hidden to the Germans, but also show layers of ambiguity and nuance that the official photos miss. How do these photographs differ from the better-known Nazi photographs? Does it matter who took the photo, or just what appears in the image?

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

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Feb
2
3:00 PM15:00

Artist Talk: Irina Rozovsky and Manjari Sharma

Join Blue Sky Gallery for an artist talk with Irina Rozovsky and Manjari Sharma. Rozovsky and Sharma will talk about their exhibition Talking Pictures. Originally commissioned by curator Mia Fineman for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Talking Pictures is a photographic conversation between the artists. Over a five-month period surrounding the 2017 US election, the two artists exchanged iPhone photos in real time using a call-and-response format.

Blue Sky Gallery
Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

122 NW 8th
Portland, OR 97209
blueskgallery.org
(503) 225-0210

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Jan
26
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Talk: Kavin Buck

Join Elizabeth Leach Gallery for an engaging dialogue between artist Kavin Buck and
Ed Schad, writer and curator living in Los Angeles, who will be discussing Buck’s current exhibition which investigates impermanence and the temporal quality of time.

Kavin Buck received an MFA at the California Institute of the Arts (Valencia, CA) and his BFA from the Otis College of Art and Design (Los Angeles, CA). He attended the American University/Parsons School of Design in Paris (France) and completed post-graduate studies with the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program (New York, NY). Kavin Buck’s artworks are included in many public, private and corporate collections in the United States and internationally.

Ed Schad is Curator and Publications Manager at The Broad Museum (Los Angeles, CA). Schad curated Carlos Cruz-Diez's Couleur Additive, co-curated Creature, Oracle, and A Journey that Wasn't, and was the host-curator of Jasper Johns: Something Resembling Truth. His writing has been included in Art Review, Frieze, Modern Painters, Flash Art, The Brooklyn Rail, The L.A. Weekly, Truthdig, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. In 2008, he wrote the essay "Drywall and the Artist’s Pallet" for Kavin Buck’s solo exhibition at LA Contemporary Gallery. Ed Schad is currently curating a large survey of Shirin Neshat's work opening at The Broad Museum in Fall 2019.


Elizabeth Leach Gallery

417 NW 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97232
elizabethleach.com

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Jan
24
4:00 PM16:00

Artist Talk: Sandow Birk

Join the Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery for Contemporary Art at Lewis & Clark College for an artist talk with Sandow Birk. Birk will discuss his exhibition Dante’s Divine Comedy and Selected Works from American Qur’an on view January 24 - March 17, 2019.

Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art
Lewis & Clark College
0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road
Portland OR 97219
503-768-7000
lclark.edu/hoffman_gallery

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