Portland2012 celebrates Oregon artists whose work is defining and advancing contemporary art. Curator Prudence F. Roberts, has selected 24 artists/teams who will present their work at five venues citywide. Roberts’ choices represent a broad range of contemporary media, from craft traditions to social practice, installation, photography, painting and film/video. Most of the artists will be exhibiting work not previously shown in Portland or creating new works specifically for the Biennial.
In case you missed the first two Portland2012 openings at The Art Gym and PDX Across the Hall, this week you have catching up to do. The show at the Art Gym is seven deep, with artists Future Death Toll, Chris Knight, Cynthia Lahti, Ben Killen Rosenberg, Jack Ryan, Marie Sivak and Dustin Zemel. 300 of you came to celebrate the beginning of the three-month Biennial. At PDX Across the Hall, First Thursday kicked-off with large format abstract photographs by Akihiko Miyoshi and Ben Buswell’s intricate and process-oriented sculpture and embellished photographs. Please see more detail on this page.
Date: February 26th – May 19th, 2012
Text: Satsuki Miyanishi