Patrick Rock is an artist who curates several spaces in town. He tells us about the founding and programming of Rockbox, an alternative artist-run space located on Interstate which has a visiting artist-in-residence program. We discuss the upcoming exhibition at Rockbox of Damien Gilley and Modou Dieng, who are collaborating on Shoot Me - Shoot You. It opens Valentine's Day 7 - 11pm. Rock also curates the MK Gallery and the Autzen Gallery at PSU. The artists exhibition there currently are Julie Perini and Mike Bray.
Brian Lindstrom is a Portland filmmaker who has two new films showing soon at Cinema 21: "Old Town Diary" and "To Pay my Way with Stories." We talked about the process of making his documentaries, which include workshops at Writing Around Portland.
Paige Prendergast, director of Breeze Block, is our guest on Art Focus. Her current show is Concrete and Steel, a multimedia exhibition of urban geometry, features the work of Nick Makanna, Joe Chambers and Kit Crenshaw.
Lisa Radon is our guest - a writer and poet turned curator. The group show she curated is called Reading. Writing.
Reading.Writing. is an exhibition about the intersections between the practices of reading and writing and art making. It is the möbius strip where writing is a kind of reading is a kind of writing ∞. On August 5, 2011 Reading.Writing. opens at galleryHOMELAND, the Ford Building (2505 SE 11th, corner of SE 11th and Division), with a reception from 6-9 PM. The exhibition includes work by 18 artists from Portland, San Francisco, Calgary, Belgrade, and Montreal working in video, print, paint, sculpture, embroidery, photography, and publication.
The Conceptual Oregon Performance School (C.O.P.S.) is a free, artist-run, experimental summer school, with a focus on contemporary performance strategies. Its mandate is to engage participants in the methodologies, critical theory, and dialogue surrounding the discipline, while investigating its social and cultural role. Participants will experiment with a myriad of contemporary performance strategies, based upon formal and informal lectures, seminar-based dialogue, and structured group critique.
Jeff Jahn has curated foreGround at the Littman Gallery. Artists include Ben Young, Jim Neidhardt, Zach Davis, Arcy Douglass, Jacqueline Ehlis and Matthew Picton. Jahn and Douglass were our guests on November 22nd.