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

The World is Coming to Portland

Guido van der Werve Nummer Vier, 2005. Photo: Ben Geraerts 

Portland Art Focus

Experience international artists, adventurous curators and cutting-edge performances.

The world is coming to Portland.
You should too.

PICA Presents The 2007 Time-Based Art Festival
An annual convergence of contemporary performance, dance, music, new media and visual arts projects in Portland, Oregon, USA. Now in its fifth year, TBA:07 is presented from September 6-16, with visual art installations running until October 6, 2007. The TBA Festival examines and celebrates every form of contemporary art and is the only festival of its kind in North America.
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA)
Committed to presenting diverse works by artists in various disciplines from all over the
world since 1995.

Museum of Contemporary Craft CRAFT IN AMERICA: Expanding Traditions
Through September 23

The inaugural exhibition at the Museum’s expansive new downtown location surveys the storied evolution of the American craft movement since the Industrial Revolution. CRAFT IN AMERICA: Expanding Traditions recognizes many of the significant social, cultural, political and artistic contributions that have guided the development of craft across the country.

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 modernism’s 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 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.

Affair at the Jupiter Hotel 2007
Organized by Stuart Horodner & Laurel Gitlen
September 14 – 16

Forty rooms of contemporary art; adventurous and thoughtful dealers, curators, collectors and artists meet for an intimate art fair. Special exhibitions, tours of local collections, discussions and parties animate this immersive art weekend.

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

This landmark survey of the artist’s printing methods features 143 works from 1972 to 2004. (Also on view: Camouflage, through November 4.)

Portland Art Dealers Association (PADA)
Oregon’s foremost contemporary art galleries present regional and international exhibits year-round. Galleries include: 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.

Portland Art Focus travel packages available with The Jacobs Group
Packages include three-night deluxe hotel accommodations, tickets to art events, unique and exclusive events, select transportation and a VIP concierge service to help tailor your package to your tastes. | 866.362.1039

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