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We Are Here: Contemporary Art and Asian Voices in Los Angeles

USC Pacific Asia Museum 46 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena

We Are Here: Contemporary Art and Asian Voices in Los Angeles brings attention to the dynamic voices in our diverse metropolis that extend viewers’ knowledge and understanding of the Asia Pacific region. The exhibition highlights seven female contemporary artists of diverse Asian Pacific heritages living and working in Los Angeles.

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Finding Our Way

Lumber Room 419 Northwest 9th Ave., Portland

Over the past 10 years the lumber room has placed itself as a meeting ground between exhibition space and private residence, with a goal of creating access and community around a shared interest in the arts.

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Julie Green: The Last Supper

Bellevue Arts Museum 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue

800 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of US Death Row Inmates

New Labor Movements

McEvoy Foundation for the Arts 1150 25th Street, San Francisco

Oakland-based curator Leila Weefur organizes the program to consider the question of “What is America today?” as inspired by ‘Lessons of the Hour,’ British artist Isaac Julien’s immersive film and photographic exhibition on the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass.

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Lessons of the Hour: Isaac Julien

McEvoy Foundation for the Arts 1150 25th Street, San Francisco

‘Lessons of the Hour’ is a ten-screen immersive film installation and photography exhibition by British artist Isaac Julien that explores the life of the visionary African American abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

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Free Them All: Portraits from La Resistencia

Henry Art Gallery 15th Ave NE &, NE 41st St, Seattle

La Resistencia’s #FreeThemAll campaign shares visual and narrative portraits of people detained within the Tacoma ICE Processing Center

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Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas: Carpe Fin

Seattle Art Museum 1300 1st Ave, Seattle

This monumental work has been created as a “Haida manga,” a unique approach developed by Yahgulanaas that blends several artistic and cultural traditions, including Haida formline art, Japanese manga, Pop Art, and graphic novels.

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Yellow No. 5

Bellevue Arts Museum 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue

Yellow No. 5 examines the transactional relationship between culture and consumerism and how they often work in tandem to conceal their connection. Tariqa Waters’ project-based, multi-disciplinary exhibition sees her collaborate with regional artists to explore the grab-and-go nature of material goods and how these products serve as armor to shield us from our intrinsically codependent relationship with consumerism—using artificial additives.

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We Got Each Other’s Backs

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art 15 NE Hancock St, Portland

Part of a long-term documentary project by interdisciplinary artist Carlos Motta— in collaboration with artists Heldáy de la Cruz, Julio Salgado, and Edna Vázquez– We Got Each Other’s Back is a three-part, multi-channel video installation featuring portraits of queer artists and activists in the United States who are or have been openly undocumented, and who are producing work to denounce historic and present-day broken US immigration policies.

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Art on the Mind: Ten Years of Creative Aging

Frye Art Museum 704 Terry Avenue, Seattle

Designed to alleviate some of the social, emotional, and financial challenges that a person living with dementia may face, the Frye’s Creative Aging programs serve as opportunities to deepen their life experiences, foster friendships, and build community through art.

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Laura Hyunjhee Kim: Living Lab

Archer Gallery 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver

Laura Hyunjhee Kim is a multimedia artist who reimagines on/offline (non)human interactions and feelosophical experiences of the body.

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Domestic Landscaps: Zemula Barr, Bethany Hays, Colin Kippen, Rachael Zur

Chehalem Cultural Center 415 E Sheridan St, Newberg

Zemula Barr Your Chair, digital photography, 2020 Zemula Barr is an artist and curator based in Portland, Oregon, where she manages the photography exhibitions at Blue Sky Gallery. From 2015–2019 she co-directed Wolff Gallery in Portland. She works primarily with photo-based media, combining original film, alternative process, and digital photographs with family snapshots, handwritten text,…

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Modou Dieng: A Postcolonial Landscape

Elizabeth Leach Gallery 417 NW 9th Avenue, Portland

Elizabeth Leach Gallery is pleased to present A Postcolonial Landscape by Modou Dieng, featuring paintings that explore themes of Black representation and erasure in a globalized society. Dieng reimagines his own experience through dazzling, idiosyncratic mixed media artworks that engage in dialogue with personal narratives and Eurocentric art history.

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Julie Green: Fashion Plate

Upfor Gallery Portland

Beginning in 18th century France, fashion plate prints introduced buyers to current fashion trends. Engravings collaged with silk or velvet depicted women in the latest styles.  Green's Fashion Plate extends this tradition to encompass contemporary fashion, gender, and identity, intertwined with the artist's personal narratives.

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In Search of Lost Time: Viola Frey, Fay Jones, and Akio Takamori

James Harris Gallery 604 2nd Avenue, Seattle

Inspired by the Proust novel, the pandemic and our last exhibition at our Pioneer Square address, this show draws connections with the nature of time, the transportive quality of memory, and the immense pleasure in the details of looking at objects.

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Ekta Aggarwal: At Home

Five Car Garage Santa Monica

Over the past few months, I have been making collages with scrap fabric on Khadi Paper and embroidering on Khadi. Handwork like embroidery has been the means of educating women into the feminine ideal but at the same time it also proved a weapon of resistance to the constraints of femininity as it provides women with a set of skills that can be utilized for self empowerment.

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NO SANCTUARY

Fuller Rosen Gallery 1928 NW Lovejoy St., Portland

Fuller Rosen Gallery presents NO SANCTUARY, a two-person show of new work by Panteha Abareshi and Kayley Berezney. Set against the backdrop of a global pandemic, NO SANCTUARY explores the intimate relationship each artist has with their own health.

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Like Apples and Knives: Estefania Velez Rodriguez & Michael Siporin Levine

SOIL 112 3rd Ave S, Seattle

Working across mediums, we see a relationship between how Estefania and Michael mix abstraction with observation, through their experimental approach to process, interest in formal composition, use of humor, and each artists’ personal introspection into memory and daily experiences.

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Timelines for the Future: Christine Hope Sandoval

Disjecta 8371 North Interstate Avenue, Portland

Christine Howard Sandoval’s practice revolves around the embodied act of walking on sites of precarious and contested land. Negotiating the material contours of urban and rural landscapes, their inherent layers of human memory, and their political and ecological stakes in the present, she seeks to un-learn things as they are.

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Karen Carson: Middle Ground

Gavlak 1700 South Santa Fe Avenue, Suite 440, Los Angeles

entered around her current bas relief works and her early “zipper” series, both bodies of work deploy geometric configurations to explore the convergence of gender, nature and the material world.

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Kate Klingbeil: Grown Woman

Steve Turner 6830 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles

Klingbeil's paintings depict fantastical underground landscapes and complex ecosystems that draw upon her upbringing in the rural Midwest and which represent the dark side of her mind.

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Billy White

Adams and Ollman 418 NW 8th Avenue, Portland

With graphic marks and emphatic colors, White conjures portraits that are celebratory and personal. Muscular and energetic brushstrokes coalesce to form complex images that are more emotional than representational.

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What Do We Have Here?

Well Well 8371 n interstate ave #1, Portland

Well Well Projects opens its doors January 2021 with its first exhibition, What Do We Have Here? Featuring work from its 10 members, Well Well’s inaugural exhibition gives a hint of what's to come during its upcoming year of programming.

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Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency 20th Anniversary Folio

Waterstone Gallery 124 NW 9th Avenue, Portland

The Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology was established in 2002 to provide working artists with little or no printmaking experience the opportunity to explore a new creative medium with guidance, instruction and technical assistance from an expert etching printer.

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Carlos Villa: Infinite Self

Friends Indeed Gallery 716 Sacramento Street, San Fransisco

A native San Franciscan, Carlos Villa (1936-2013) was an artist and educator whose legacy was immeasurable. His works from the 1970s and 80s deftly reject the ethnographic terms historically ascribed to non-Western art. Combining repetitive action, performance, and activism, his abstract assemblages are visually dramatic expressions of Filipino-American identity.

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Cammie Staros: ​What Will Have Being​

Shulamit Nazarian 616 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles

The artworks in ​What Will Have Being ​draw the relics of fallen empires into discourse  with contemporary political and environmental instabilities, considering the legacy of our species on this planet. Creating a throughline between ancient past and possible future, the works suggest a museological exhibition of antiquities that has been forgotten and reclaimed by nature.

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Alyson Provax: Old Long Since

Agenda 4505 SE Belmont, Suite A, Portland

Provax uses the letterpress as other artists may use a paint brush or chisel. She imbues various paper types not only with words and phrases that often ring poetic, but with pigment, embossing, wrinkles and buildup of ink.

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Christian Marclay

Fraenkel Gallery 49 Geary Street, San Francisco

Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present new work by Christian Marclay. Featuring collage, video animation, and photography, the exhibition explores the visual representation of sound and voice.

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