September 21, 2007 - Portland Art Focus - The World is Coming to Portland
September 21, 2007

The World is Coming to Portland

Chuck Close, Self-Portrait, 2000.
Brand X Editions, printer (Robert Blanton, Thomas Little) Pace Editions, Inc., New York, publisher Portland Art Museum

The World is Coming to Portland

Chuck Close Prints
Process and Collaboration
October 6, 2007 – January 6, 2008

In his continuing investigation into the principles of perception, Chuck Close has pushed the boundaries of traditional printmaking. This landmark survey features 143 works from 1972 to 2004, including several series of progressive proofs and printing matrices such as intaglio plates and hand-carved woodblocks.
Ursula von Rydingsvard
September 1 – December 30, 2007

The latest installation in the Miller Meigs Contemporary Art series features a monumental, carved cedar sculpture by the German-born artist and recipient of the 2007 Rome Prize.

Portland Art Dealers Association (PADA)
Oregon’s foremost contemporary art galleries present regional and international exhibits year-round. Members are: Augen, Blackfish, Bullseye, Butters, Froelick, Elizabeth Leach, New American Art Union, PDX Contemporary Art, Pulliam Deffenbaugh, Quintana, Laura Russo, Mark Woolley. Public receptions are held the first Thursday evening of every month.

Hoffman Gallery
Oregon College of Art and Craft Craft Biennial: A Review of Northwest Art and Craft
August 2 – September 27

Featuring work by more than 60 artists, this juried exhibition examines the state of modern craft in the Pacific Northwest.

Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery
Reed College
Marko Lulic / Peter Kreider
A part of PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival
Curators Stephanie Snyder / Reed + Kristan Kennedy / PICA
September 4 – December 9

This commissioned installation brings together two artists who explore the material and social repercussions of modernisms cultural cycles and cross-pollinations. Austrian artist Marko Lulic explores the repercussions of modernism and monumentality; and New York City artist Peter Kreider explores the unholy marriage of the ordinary and the extraordinary. Catalog published by Reed College and PICA.

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
2007 Time-Based Art Festival
Visual arts projects through October 6

A contemporary art festival of more than 200 regional, national and international artists presenting performance, dance, music, new media and visual arts projects. Join us for moments of movement and imagery throughout Portland, Oregon.

Portland Art Center
Multimedia Installations in three galleries
September 6 – 28
Piece Process; a national traveling exhibition by artists of Middle Eastern descent, working in America, Europe and the Middle East. Preparations by Mack McFarland; experiments in color, touch,
sound and smell.

Feldman Gallery + Project Space
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Regina Silveira
Part of PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival
September 6 – October 21

In Outgrown (Tracks and Shadows) Regina Silveira utilizes the white cube of the gallery as the backdrop for her spatial experiments, composed of poetically profound, stark, black images applied directly to the gallery walls.

Museum of Contemporary Craft The Living Room
October 11, 2007 – March 23, 2008

Challenging notions of how a museum typically displays its collection, The Living Room re-contextualizes objects from the museum’s collection within a contemporary domestic setting. The installation examines a cultural trend in which vintage garage sale finds, mid-century classics, and fine craft mingle within the 21st century home, highlighting the resurgent interest in mid-century modern design, ornamentation and eco-consciousness.

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