Ricki Dwyer: Brass Tacks

In treating the gallery as a body, Dwyer adorns the overhead trusses like a garment. In the largest work, The Flexible Accumulation of Self Construction, he flips between the concept of the cloth as garment and the cloth as body itself.

Bright blue color on a bumpy and tubular sculpture is covered in white, snow-like glaze with colored tubes jutting out.

2022 PNCA MFA Thesis Exhibition

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.

A light wooden box sits in the middle of a small, white-walled room. The box is full of grey gravel, with white, geometric ceramic fountains sitting on the surface. Larger grey and white striped rocks sit on the white sculptures and on the gravel. In the room’s back corner, a mound of brown soil sprouts various plants including tall branches with yellow blooms. A clump of green moss extends on the ground in front of the box.

Lily Clark and Analuisa Corrigan: House and Garden

“House & Garden” is a two-artist exhibition of all new works by Lily Clark and Analuisa Corrigan. Conceived as a singular installation, the show welcomes viewers into a home of domestic items rendered in clay by Corrigan and a garden of working ceramic fountains by Clark, complimented by live plant vignettes created by Alice Lam of A.L. BASA.

Emily Yong Beck: Spoonful of Sugar

What is behind the veil of all that is cute? Emily Yong Beck delves into this layered and messy question by examining the perverse histories that have influenced the current hegemony of adorableness.

Rusted chains droop into the frame and hover above the ground.

ektor garcia: matéria prima

Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade—undoing the knots as important as reknotting, reweaving to generate new points of connection and relation.