A person fashioned in tree bark stands atop several rows of chopped wood. They look out at a vast green landscape.

i gently place my brain in cold rice

Oregon Contemporary and home school present i gently place my brain in cold rice, on view from November 2022 to January 2023. The first exhibition in home school’s curatorial residency at Oregon Contemporary presents works of sculpture, video, photography, and writing that orbit ideas around the tactile, the textile, the virtual, and the ritual. The eight artists in the show activate transmedia spaces of inquiry and healing without recourse to traditional disciplinary or medium boundaries.

Jeffrey Gibson: They Come From Fire

An immersive, site-responsive installation by multimedia artist Jeffrey Gibson, They Come From Fire will transform the exterior windows on the facade of the museum’s main building as well as its two-story interior Schnitzer Sculpture Court.

A large white hanging mobile featuring small found objects is set against a white wall.

yəhaẃ: this was a densely wooded hill

In 2021, yəhaẃ received funding to purchase a site in Seattle for transformative land-based arts programming. The organization’s continuing search for land during the planning of this was a densely wooded hill forms the basis of the installation. The ongoing displacement of Native and Indigenous peoples from their ancestral territories and the institutional preservation of this displacement in museums are its broader context.

A color study showing small square swatches of 70 different colors

Color Code

McEvoy Arts’ fifth anniversary exhibition Color Code celebrates color and its vibrant expressions in the arts.

Kenji Ide: A Poem of Perception

In Kenji Ide’s installation, A Poem of Perception, the Kanagawa-based artist has created a constellation of found objects and small-scale sculptures that encourage viewers to heighten their sensitivity to their own experience of time, place, and imagination.

A gallery lit with orange and blue-purple light. The far back wall has a sunset over water projected onto it. There are white pedestals holding white geometric sculptures on the left and right.

Dreams of Unknown Islands

Dreams of Unknown Islands transforms the Cooley into an ecological dreamscape in which coastal shores, animal migrations, and the shifting colors of the sky are transmitted through ritual sound, projected film, and a group of functional island sculptures, commissioned for the exhibition.

A hole containing a mystery element is shown partially dug in an arid landscape

Carbon

Burning and screaming, trees, regenerating mushrooms, plastic and concrete recycled into sneering skulls and melting…