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Lewis & Clark College
Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art
The Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art is closed for the summer and will reopen on September 8, 2009.

September 8-December 13, 2009

Broadcast is an exhibition that explores the ways in which artists since the late 1960s have engaged, critiqued, and inserted themselves into official channels of broadcast television and radio. This is the first exhibition of its kind to explore this engaging subject and to examine this provocative body of work.

Image: Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Search (En Busquedad), 2001. Chromogenic print mounted to Plexiglas, audio recording of broadcast; 8 hours; courtesy of the artist and Max Protetch Gallery, New York

Slideshow image: Doug Hall, Chip Lord, and Jody Procter, The Amarillo News Tapes, 1980. Single-channel color video with sound; 25:52 minutes; Courtesy of the artists and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)
0615 SW Palatine Hill Road
Portland, Oregon 97219
Marylhurst University
The Art Gym
Upcoming exhibition
Pat Boas — Record Record, September 13 - October 28, 2009
Reception: 3 to 5PM, Sunday, September 13
Gallery talk: Noon, Thursday, October 8

Image: Pat Boas, from What Our Homes Can Tell Us, 2008-09, from the exhibition Pat Boas — Record Record

Slideshow image: Pat Boas, from What Our Homes Can Tell Us, 2008-09, from the exhibition Pat Boas — Record Record
17600 Pacific Hwy (HWY 43)
B.P. John Administration Building, 3rd floor
Marylhurst, Oregon 97036
Museum of Contemporary Craft
Call + Response
June 18-October 31, 2009

This exhibition draws on the musical concept of "call and response," pairing pairing eight art and art history faculty members from Oregon colleges and universities to engage in dynamic conversation. Through multimedia content, contextual writing, the presentation of diverse studio works and public programs, this intriguing project considers what role these individuals, and their institutions, play within the state's shifting creative landscape.

Image: Karl Burkheimer, Five Fourths, 2008; Courtesy of the artist

Slideshow image: Josh Faught, no fats or femmes, please, 2009; Courtesy of Lisa Cooley Fine Art and the artist
724 Northwest Davis Street
Portland, Oregon 97209
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Hoffman Gallery
Mythscapes and Music: Ceramic Tile Works by George Johanson
September 3-September 24, 2009
Artist reception on Thursday, September 10 from 4:30-7:00PM
Gallery Talk on Thursday, September 10 at 4:00PM

A distinguished painter, printmaker and teacher, George Johanson has been a major force in the Portland art scene for nearly 60 years. Johanson's newest tile wall pieces, influenced by his interest and methods in printmaking, reflect his ongoing love of jazz and the urban landscape.

Image: "Music," (detail), ceramic tile, 36" x 98", 2009, by George Johanson

8245 S.W. Barnes Road
Portland, OR 97225
Portland Art Dealers Association (PADA)
Portland Art Dealers Association (PADA) includes the state's foremost contemporary art galleries committed to the highest standards of representation. One will find the region's leading artists exhibited alongside renowned national and international artists. PADA hosts city-wide public receptions on the first Thursday evening of every month.

Members are Augen Gallery, Beppu Wiarda Gallery, Blackfish Gallery, Bullseye Gallery, Butters Gallery Ltd, Froelick Gallery, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, New American Art Union, PDX Contemporary Art, Quintana Galleries and The Laura Russo Gallery.

Image: Bullseye Gallery; Klaus Moje, "Untitled 9", 2001, kilnformed and coldworked glass, 20.75 x 20.75 x 2.75 inches

Portland Art Museum
Virtual Worlds: M.C. Escher and Paradox
June 6, 2008 - September 13, 2009

The popular, puzzling, and mysterious works of M.C. Escher will be on view at the Portland Art Museum this summer in the exhibition Virtual Worlds: M.C. Escher and Paradox. Comprised of some 90 objects, many never before presented in Portland, the exhibition will include several of Escher’s most iconic prints—including a version of the 20-foot-long tour-de-force Metamorphosis III. This color woodcut, printed from some 30 woodblocks on nine sheets of paper, is an example of Escher’s famously morphing forms and figures, including a flock of birds that turns into a school of fish, which then becomes a fleet of ships.

Image: M.C. Escher, Snakes, 1969, Color woodcut, printed from three blocks, Private Collection, M.C. Escher’s "Snakes" © 2009 The M.C. Escher Company-Holland. All rights reserved.

Slideshow image: M.C. Escher, Day and Night, 1938, Color woodcut, printed from two blocks, Private Collection, M.C. Escher’s "Day and Night" © 2009 The M.C. Escher Company-Holland. All rights reserved.
1219 S.W. Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA)
PICA Presents The 2009 Time-Based Art Festival
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s annual convergence of contemporary performance, dance, music, new media and visual arts projects in Portland, Oregon. Now in its seventh year, the Time-Based Art (TBA) Festival is presented from September 3-13, 2009 with visual art installations running until October 18. Examining and celebrating every form of contemporary art, TBA:09 is the only festival of its kind in North America.

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA)
PICA is about the activity generated by a community using its energy. Since 1995, we have been committed to presenting diverse works by artists in various disciplines from all over the world. PICA develops exhibitions and residencies, stimulates conversation, commissions new work and encourages the simmering of new ideas.
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Feldman Gallery + Project Space
Centennial Faculty Biennial
August 31-October 17

The 2009 Faculty Biennial exhibition features the work of 62 of the College's full- and part-time faculty members. Organized by a committee led by Matthew Letzelter, assistant professor in foundation and printmaking, the exhibition displays a broad mix of disciplines: film, sound art, prints, illustration, design, painting, installation and written work by PNCA's liberal arts faculty. The exhibition includes over 20 new instructors who have not yet shown their work at the College, including Arnold Kemp, incoming chair of the MFA in Visual Studies program; and JP Reuer, the new chair of the MFA in Applied Craft and Design, offered jointly by PNCA and Oregon College of Art and Craft.

Image: Arnold Kemp, Recant 2008
1241 NW Johnson St.
Portland, OR 97209
Reed College
Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery
The Language of the Nude, Four Centuries of Drawing the Body
September 1 - December 5, 2009

An exhibition of rare Old Master drawings from the collection of the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California

For centuries, the nude body was the highest expression of human aspiration. Religious figures, gods and goddesses, heroes, and even personifications of abstract ideals found visible form in the undraped human figure. This exhibition of sixty rarely seen drawings from the Crocker Art Museum examines the nude, its place in the artist's process and the ideals—and desires—it expressed in European art. Tracing how artists saw the body, for example the influence of Michelangelo and Raphael in the sixteenth century and French Academy nudes in the eighteenth, it also examines the body's context in Christian art, Classical mythology and literary subjects.
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97202
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