Friday, April 29, 2011

The Woman Behind the Screen, The New Yorker by Lauren Collins

From The New Yorker - Online Only / Slide Show

The Woman Behind the Screen

In this issue of the magazine, Lauren Collins writes about the artist Shirin Neshat, who works primarily in video. “The vagaries of biography and recent history have meant that her concerns have often coincided with those of the evening news,” Collins writes, and, because of the sexual and political content of her videos, Neshat cannot work in Iran, where she was born. The portfolio below includes images from Neshat’s “Women of Allah” series and photographs of scenes from her video-and-sound installations.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Trip to the Portland Art Museum

Thursday and Fridays of this week I'll be gone to the FATE conference in St. Louis. I will be presenting and leading a workshop along with printmaking and design instructor, Angela Batchelor on collaborative, cross-disciplinary projects.  You can find out more about this project by following this link here.

Instead of class you will be heading out to the Portland Art Museum to view their permanent Photography collection. It is primarily portraits and there are a number of photographers, genres as well as techniques that are good to check out as we will be looking at some of these images and artists this term.  You should use class time in which to go to the museum but can also opt to go during the weekend. You will be expected to go before we meet the second week of the term.

Information about the Portland Art Museum is here.
It will cost you $10. to get a student pass (bring your ID card). This lasts you for the academic year - so through the summer and it will need to be renewed in the Fall.  If you choose not to purchase the pass your admission is $9. with the ID as well. So you can see that it's a pretty good deal.

For my digital photo II students, this will count as one of your museum visits.  Please bring back a name of an artist or print you would like to share with us, research a little info on them/it and be prepared to discuss information in class.

Should you wish to do more you can always check Newspace and Push Dot for First Fridays in SE Portland. There are always great openings going on then. Another great gallery is Blue Sky which is located downtown.

All of these places have links here on the blog and you can get directions and specifics from their websites.

Have a great time and I'll be sure to keep y'all posted.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Carolee Schneemann will give a perfomative lecture at Portland Community College’s Sylvania Performing Arts Center

Portrait Partials

On Thursday, February 17 at 7:00 PM, renowned artist Carolee Schneemann will give a perfomative lecture at Portland Community College’s Sylvania Performing Arts Center, 12000 SW 49th Avenue, Portland, Oregon.

In Mysteries of the Iconographies, Schneemann will travel backward and forward in time through her five decades of artmaking to explore some of the themes and imagery that have informed her explorations of sensuality, the cultural mind-body divide and personal freedom in works as varied as film and video, drawing, painting, performance and photography.

Carolee Schneemann is a multidisciplinary artist. Her video, film, painting, photography, performance art and installation works have been shown at such institutions as the Los Angeles County Museum of Contemporary Art, at New York’s New Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid; the Moderna Museet, Stockholm; and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. “Precarious,” Schneemann’s multichannel video installation was presented at the Tate Liverpool “Abandon Normal Devices” festival in September 2009. In 2010, the Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz presented a major retrospective encompassing the full range of Schneemann’s visual work. A catalogue, Carolee Schneemann: Within and Beyond the Premises accompanied the exhibition.
Interior Scroll
Schneeman is the author of several books, including Imaging her Erotics—Essays, Interviews, Projects (2002), and Correspondence Course: An Epistolatory History of Carolee Schneemann and her Circle (2010), edited by Kristine Stiles. She has taught at such institutions as New York University, Bard College, California Institute of the Arts and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

This is Schneemann’s first visit to Portland. Her trip is sponsored by Portland Community College Art Department, The Associated Students of Portland Community College and the Women’s Resource Center.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Perimeter: We Live Here Now @ The Art Gym

Motoya Nakamura, Being Pulled, 2009. Archival pigment print.

January 10 - March 20, 2011

Perimeter: We Live Here Now
Organized by The Art Gym in collaboration with four community college galleries, Perimeter: We Live Here Now is an exhibition of the work of eleven artists who were born and raised outside of the United States, all of whom now live and work in Oregon.
The Art Gym, Marylhurst University
Sang-ah Choi (Korea), Horatio Law (Hong Kong), Akihiko Miyoshi (Japan), Motoya Nakamura (Japan), and Ying Tan (China)
Archer Gallery, Clark College 
Yoshihiro Kitai (Japan) and Kartz Ucci (Canada)
January 11 - February 5
The Cascade Gallery, Portland Community College, Cascade Campus
Yuji Hiratsuka, Figures: Dialogue/Monlogue
February 24 - March 31
Helzer Art Gallery, Portland Community College, Rock Creek Campus
Una Kim (Korea)
January 6 – February 4
Petra Sairanen (Lapland)
February 7 – March 4
Northview Gallery, Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus 
Baba WaguĂ© DiakitĂ© (Mali) — Balancing Moon and Earth
January 6 – February 4

Gallery Hours

Tuesday through Sunday
12 noon to 4 pm


Free. Open to the public.

Preview Reception

Sunday, January 9, 3 to 5 pm

Gallery Talks

Thursday, January 27, 12 noon
Sunday, March 6, 3:30 pm

Please join us for conversation with the artists. If you teach, bring your students. RSVPs appreciated so we can estimate seating.

The Art Gym

BP John Administration Building
17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy 43)
PO Box 261
Marylhurst, OR 97036-0261
Phone: 503.699.6243
Toll-free: 800.634.9982, ext. 6243

TTH Classes will be attending the Artist Talk at The Art Gym, Thursday, January 27th at 12 noon.