Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

some rites from a spring reckoning

July 20 - August 22


PNCA’s Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies Thesis Exhibition Series, some rites from a spring reckoning, Opens Thursday, July 22nd 

Portland, ORA new series featuring the thesis exhibitions of Kelsey Hamilton Davis, Ryan Kitson, Madison Queen, Wade Schuster, and Douglas Wiltshire opens at 6:00 pm PDT Thursday, July 22nd at the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture (CCAC) galleries housed within Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA).

Each week, a new solo exhibition will open on Thursdays at 6:00 PM PDT with a reception for in-person viewing with installation documentation available on PNCA’s Online Gallery. In-person viewings will be available by sign-in at the PNCA security desk for maximum of 10 visitors in the galleries at one time, Tuesday–Saturday, 10–4 PM, and Sundays, 10–2 PM, through August 22, 2021. 

/trəˈvərs/, Wade Schuster, July 20–25, 2021 (event details)
The Four Seasons, Ryan Kitson, July 27–August 1, 2021 (event details)
In the House of Weird Sisters, Kelsey Hamilton Davis, August 3–8, 2021 (event details)
Avatars, Madison Queen, August 10–15, 2021 (event details)
Cocooning, Douglas Wiltshire, August 17–22, 2021 (event details)

The series some rites from a spring reckoning examines ritual processes, functions, understandings, and experiences through five solo exhibitions, asking what “spring” is this? Historically signifying life, novelty, fertility, redemption, a break from labor, a time for cleaning, and an anticipation of steadiness—“spring” colloquially signals new life. In light of 2020’s compounded institutional, racial, and governmental reckonings, is “spring,” or even its possibility, on the horizon? Our current global not-spring, suggests otherwise. Through paintings of liminal memory, subsistence-based sculptures, amassed environments of domesticated and bodily ceramic and found objects, still-life photographs of contemporary objects of desire, and jewelry and sculptural vessels of death, the exhibitions critically query how culturally-codified and everyday rituals alike construct perception, time, and our sense of self.

some rites from a spring reckoning is presented by the Pacific Northwest College of Art’s Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies for the Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies and is organized by independent curator Laurel V. McLaughlin, with support from Aeron Bergman, Chair and Associate Professor of the Low-Residency MFA Program in Visual Studies, and Erin Dengerink, Program Coordinator for the MA in Critical Studies and the Low-Residency MFA Program in Visual Studies.


Wheelchair accessible
Women curated, Women artist(s)
Event Type
Gallery, Visual Art
Visitor Info


Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
511 NW Broadway
Portland, OR 97209 United States
+ Google Map