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Nicole Pietrantoni: The Slow Current

Pendleton Center for the Arts 214 N Main St, Pendleton, OR

Taking an experimental approach to the book form, her art asks how the book and printed matter can both enable and undercut humans’ active role in constructing and idealizing images. T

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Innocence, in a Sense

Astoria Visual Arts 1000 Duane Street, Astoria, OR

Astoria Visual Arts’ invites artists residing in the Pacific Northwest to submit original artwork for a group exhibit honoring the important role the nude figure has played in art for centuries.

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Quilt Bloc

ditch projects 303 S. 5th Avenue #165, Springfield, OR

Quilt Bloc brings forth and puts into question the quilts on display: bringing together the local history of Oregon craft and textile work with contemporary artists who, in their work, tease apart expectations of craft objects, material realities, and dominant historical narratives.

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William Matheson: Dissipatio

Nationale 15 SE 22nd Ave, Portland, OR

By exploring the tensions between exterior and interior and the atemporality of life in this moment, Matheson reveals that a creative practice can not only be an antidote to anxiety, but can also invite connection during a period of extreme detachment. 

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Rosalie Knox: Conversation with The Last Unicorn

Melanie Flood Projects 420 SW Washington St., #301, Portland, OR

What do shimmering, lustrous, luminous, exotic nail polishes have in common with dreamily painted impressionistic canvases? The artist Rosalie Knox, who has found an enticing new medium for her work, familiar to anyone who has hoped to enhance the natural beauty of their nails.

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Ghost Forest

Lane Community College 4000 E. 30th Ave.Eugene,

I mourned the loss of forest lands now blackened with carbon.

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Srijon Chowdhury: Groundhog Day

SE Cooper Contemporary 6901 SE 110th AVE, Portland, OR

The work of Srijon Chowdhury functions as an emotive conduit to the silence of one's life that is nearly unbearable.

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Time In-Between: Temporal Matter(s)

Time In-Between: Temporal Matter(s) is an exemplification of the desire to recreate understanding – understanding of grief, memory, knowledges, vulnerability, sacredness, futurity, and defining one’s self.

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Mantle/Dismantle

Elizabeth Leach Gallery 417 NW 9th Avenue, Portland, OR

Through dynamic material investigations Bourdette mimics the shapes, colors and tactile details of the accretions and erosions of earth’s metamorphosis.

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Work on Paper

Elizabeth Leach Gallery 417 NW 9th Avenue, Portland, OR

Elizabeth Leach Gallery is pleased to present Julia Mangold’s new series of geometric graphite drawings…

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Intersections: Where Art & Activism Meet

Scalehouse Gallery 550 NW Franklin Avenue, Suite 138, Bend, OR

Intersections: Where Art & Activism Meet features the work of two contemporary artists at the center of art and social critique: April Bey and Sadie Barnette.

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Birthe Piontek: Abendlied

Blue Sky 122 NW 8th Avenue, Portland, OR

he result captures the last years of her parents in their house —her childhood home– where they had lived for almost 40 years before having to move due to her mother’s battle with dementia.

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Helen's Costume 7706 SE Yamhill Street, Portland, OR

In the misty morning, ideas are living breathing things dislodged from a vigilant and insomniac rationality.

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Yang Fudong—from Yejiang/The Nightman Cometh to Dawn Breaking

Zena Zezza 1857 Hallock & McMillan, Portland, OR

Zena's seventh artist project season presents the work of Shanghai based Chinese artist/filmmaker Yang Fudong (b. 1971) at the 1857 Hallock & McMllan, returning Zena to Portland's oldest building located in the heart of Old Town Chinatown.

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Christine Miller: Syrup on Watermelon

Portland Art Museum 1219 SW Park Avenue, Porland, OR

Syrup on Watermelon visually points to layers of marginalization of African American people. Taking the painful associations connected to innocuous objects like watermelons tainted through America’s racist history and furthering the abject consumption of syrup through the Aunt Jemima character, Miller points to our culture’s deeply subtle but indoctrinated identity ingrained with race, commodity, and commerce. 

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StaciaAnn Crusita Aguilar: String Fury

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) 511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR

StaciaAnn Crusita Aguilar has been awarded the Spring 2022 Curatorial Fellowship and has curated an exhibition with current students and alumni works that is at once collaborative, immersive, and focused on the urgency to reconnect.

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thank you, black materials

Western Oregon University 345 Monmouth Ave N, Monmouth, OR

thank you, black materials swirls in gratitude for the lifeworlds of Black material life as expressed within works by six contemporary Oregon-connected artists of African descent.

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Patricia Vázquez: Ku beeta’al bej ikil a xíimbal (Andando hacemos el camino)

The Linfield Art Gallery McMinnville, OR

Patricia Vázquez is a multidisciplinary artist originally from the ancient Tenochtitlán, and based in the unceded and occupied lands of the Chinook, Clackamas, Multnomah and other Indigenous peoples. Her new exhibition, Ku beeta'al bej ikil a xíimbal, includes painting, printmaking, video, installation, documentation and participatory projects that illustrate the challenges and joys of becoming an artist.

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Diedrick Brackens and D’Angelo Lovell Williams: The Quick

Lumber Room 419 Northwest 9th Ave., Portland, OR

The lumber room presents The Quick, an exhibition of new works from artists Diedrick Brackens and D’Angelo Lovell Williams. Guided by the processes of “weaving” and “sketching” as metaphors for building love and companionship, the works in the exhibition apply the iconographies of domestic Black life to a conversation about kinship through labor and creative pursuit. ⁠

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Artist Talk: Diedrick Brackens, D’Angelo Lovell Williams, Ashley Stull Meyers

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) 511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR

In collaboration with the lumber room, PNCA’s MFA in Applied Craft + Design and MFA in Visual Studies programs are thrilled to host a conversation with artists Diedrick Brackens and D’Angelo Lovell Williams, facilitated by curator Ashley Stull Meyers. This conversation will center on the work and practice of the artists and curator and their current exhibition opening at the lumber room in Portland, OR.

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Yuji Hiratsuka: The Art of Color Intaglio Process and Aesthetics

University of Oregon 1585 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR

The process begins with a deep etching printed on a sheet of Kozo (mulberry) paper in black, after which the plate is reclaimed and re-etched for subsequent printing in yellow, red, and blue.

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Shawna X “Processing”

University of Oregon 1585 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR

Currently, she is exploring the synchronicity between visceral and emotional explorations via traditional and AI expressions. 

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MFA Applied Craft + Design Lecture // Jay Sae Jung Oh

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) 511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR

Jay Sae Jung Oh explores the intersection of art and design with a collection of one-of-a-kind furnishings, represented by the esteemed Salon 9 4 in New York City, as well as running her high-end pet product brand, Boo Oh as an entrepreneur.

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Barbara Sternberger – Emanating

Elizabeth Leach Gallery 417 NW 9th Avenue, Portland, OR

Elizabeth Leach Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new abstract paintings by Barbara Sternberger.…

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Liz Magor: I Have Wasted My Life

University of Oregon 1585 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR

Liz Magor will talk about her recent studio work, how to entertain contradiction, and how to be untopical yet relevant.     

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New Year in the Park

Join us in celebrating one of the largest and most important cultural festivals in several Southeast Asian countries, right here in Portland, Oregon! 

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Jenn Sova: DADDY

after/time 707 NE Broadway Suite 205, Portland, OR

Who is a Daddy? What even is a Daddy? 
Sova is reckoning with someone she never knew. Through the reordering of materials- cinder blocks, media, stains, and light- she is contracting a new histories of DADDIES. 

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Judy Wise & Wataru Sugiyama

Hanson Howard Gallery 89 Oak Street, Ashland, OR

This month's exhibition features vibrant abstract paintings by Judy Wise and expressive sculptures by Wataru Sugiyama.

Elissa Auther: Queer Maximalism

University of Oregon 1585 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR

This talk focuses on the solo exhibition of the costume designer and performer, Machine Dazzle, and the relation of his work to creative spheres cutting across art, craft, design, theatre, and nightlife. 

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Lewis Watts: Faces and Places in the Diaspora

University of Oregon 1585 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR

His research and artwork centers around the “cultural landscape” primarily in communities in the African Diaspora in different parts of the world.

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Padma Rajendran: Unfamiliar Thresholds

SE Cooper Contemporary 6901 SE 110th AVE, Portland, OR

Through clashing pattern combinations and personal storytelling, Padma Rajendran’s work interrogates the dualistic contradictions between culture and definitions of universal heritage.

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Padma Rajendran: Unfamiliar Thresholds

SE Cooper Contemporary 6901 SE 110th AVE, Portland, OR

SE Cooper Contemporary is honored to present Unfamiliar Thresholds, a solo exhibition by Padma Rajendran. The exhibition is on view from May 21st to June 25th, 2022. There will be an Opening Reception May 21st from 1-4pm, Gallery Hours are Saturday 11-5 and by appointment.

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Svalbard: Photographs by Ian van Coller

jdc Fine Art 7755 N. Hwy 101, Gleneden Beach, OR

Ian van Coller made these photographs of Svalbard while on the Arctic Circle Artist’s Residency in 2019. In recent years, van Coller has dedicated his work to the subject of deep time and climate change, best represented through glacier-loss.

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Epilogue: 2022 Portland State University MFA/BFA Showcase

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at PSU 1855 SW BroadwayPortland,

Join the Portland State University School of Art + Design in celebrating the work of graduating students in the MFA Contemporary Art Practice (Studio Practice and Art + Social Practice) and BFA Art Practice areas in this exhibition at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at PSU.

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2022 PNCA MFA Thesis Exhibition

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) 511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR

The Center for Contemporary Art and Culture, Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies and PNCA at Willamette University are pleased to present the 2022 Thesis Exhibitions displaying the culminating projects of both Undergraduate and Graduate students. Opening to the public May 26th, 2022 and running through June 12th, 2022. Gallery hours 12-4pm, Thursday - Sunday. Join us for light fare and refreshments on Thursday, June 2nd from 5-8pm at all locations as part of the First Thursday Art Walk.

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Pacific Northwest College of Art 2022 MFA Thesis Exhibitions

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) 511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR

The Center for Contemporary Art and Culture and Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies are pleased to present the 2022 Thesis Exhibitions. Join us on Thursday, June 2nd from 5-8pm at all locations as part of the First Thursday Art Walk.

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ENCHIRIDION: aisle, spline, resort

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art 15 NE Hancock St, Portland, OR

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) proudly presents ENCHIRIDION: aisle, spline, resort, sidony o’neal’s first major solo exhibition in North America. Curated by Kristan Kennedy, Artistic Director and Curator of Visual Art, PICA. Supported by Oregon Community Foundation’s Creative Heights Initiative, The Ford Family Foundation, Stephanie and Jonathan Snyder, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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Maria Lux & Kyle Peets: As Above, So Below

Carnation Contemporary 8371 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR

Whether it’s looking upwards to alien flying squirrels in the sky, or downwards to anthropomorphized rocks underfoot, artists and colleagues Maria Lux and Kyle Peets seek the weird, humorous, and miraculous. In their dual exhibition, As Above, So Below, rocks become extra-terrestrial, and UFO-squirrels become terrestrial as thought circles from the ground to the sky and back.

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Lee Kelly: Yucatán Revisited Exhibition Opening

Elizabeth Leach Gallery 417 NW 9th Avenue, Portland, OR

The Elizabeth Leach Gallery is pleased to present Yucatán Revisited, a memorial exhibition of recent sculptures and works on paper by renowned artist Lee Kelly (1932 - 2022). Join us on June 4th for the opening of Yucatán Revisited.

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Ditch Projects 14- Year Anniversary Benefit Auction

ditch projects 303 S. 5th Avenue #165, Springfield, OR

Springfield/Eugene Oregon – Ditch Projects is pleased to announce its 14-year anniversary event and benefit auction, featuring works by member artists and the work of select regionally, nationally, and internationally renowned artists that have exhibited at Ditch. The community and public are invited to attend.

All proceeds from Ditch Projects' annual benefit auction will directly fund artists, programming, and special projects at Ditch.

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Artist Reception: Dyani White Hawk (in-person and virtual)

Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts 48004 St Andrews Rd, Pendleton, OR

Dyani White Hawk (Sičáŋǧu Lakota)
Artist-in- Residence: June 13–June 24, 2022
In-person reception: June 23, 5pm-7pm at 48004 St Andrews Rd, Pendleton, OR
If you are unable to join us in-person at Crow's Shadow, please consider joining us for a Zoom event on Wednesday, June 22, 4:30-5:00 PM.

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