Thursday, December 13, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
I have organized a exhibition at Ogle Gallery of four artists (including myself) whose works explore the concept of repetition in one form or another. The preview reception is Wednesday, December 5, from 6-9pm. I hope you can join us for a glass of wine and a chat with the artists.
And if you miss Wednesday's reception, there is a First Thursday, December 6, reception as well – alas, no wine that night. A full press release is below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sameness & Difference | Stillness & Movement
An exhibition organized by Brenda Mallory
Ogle Gallery: 310 NW Broadway, Portland OR 97209
Artist Reception: December 5th, 6pm-9pm
First Thursday Opening: December 6th, 6pm-9pm
Exhibit Dates: December 4th - February 2nd, 2008
Ogle Gallery Hours: 11am-6pm, Tuesday through Saturday
Repeated, seemingly identical forms combine into an endless mass to become a wheat field, an ocean surface, an advancing army, or a migrating flock. The power of the many with its potential for infinite expansion cannot be denied. But it does not overpower the rich experience of taking the closer look that shows distinct individual and minute variations within that vast sameness.
Nothing ever repeats itself exactly, but human beings, from artists, scientists, mystics, farmers and housewives, have found meaning in repetition. Brenda Mallory shows her own work and brings together three other artists whose practices explore these themes. Their methods and motivations vary, but each works within the discipline of repetition, examining the ideas of sameness, difference, stillness and movement.
Mary Lang studies the ephemeral and intangible by photographing the convergence of light and energy on the ever-changing fluid surface of water.
Rob Tyler patiently hand paints individual frames of 16mm film leader, then digitally manipulates the film into pulsating rhythms that never repeat in quite the same way.
Yoshi Kitai makes excessive individual marks that converge to form a surface, a meander, or a line in a field.
Brenda Mallory's connects multitudes of the same form, allowing the slight differences in the size or shape of the forms to create undulations and irregularities.
Brenda Mallory, 503-593-8897
Valentina Barroso Graziano, Ogle Gallery, 503-227-4333
Saturday, November 17, 2007
And just when I thought I was going to have a bit of breathing room to quietly starting making a body of smaller works I've been thinking about, I got word that the curator of the show I'm going to be in at Tower Fine Arts/SUNY Brockport wants some of my large works which I don't have crates for so now I'm scrambling to get that together. SUNY is giving me an honorarium to speak at the opening! The show is called EndoSkeletal/Exoskeletal: Sculptures with Armature.
And I've been busy applying for grants - I've got four out (fingers crossed). And tonight a gallery owner is coming for a studio visit which of course meant a frenzy of cleaning and organizing had to occur so they don't kill themselves trying to walk through the chaos.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
(Portland, OR-) I turned the The Nine Gallery into a classifier’s workshop during the month of July as in an homage to the 300th birthday of Carolus Linnaeus, the father of the modern system of biological classification and nomenclature.
Organic sculptures co-mingle with found objects, both natural and machined, blurring and confusing the distinction between technology and nature in a theatrical construction that invites sorting, counting, and naming. Strewn schematics, unfinished projects, and vacated furnishings fuel an experience that turns viewer into voyeur.
Click on the photo below to see the installation.
|Slipping into order: a glitch in the phylum|
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
An installation that changes daily at the PDX Gallery Window Project. This is at the corner of NW Flanders and 9th in Portland's Pearl District. You can see it 24 hours a day and sometimes happen upon me tending the installation.
Click this photo to see a record of daily changes
|Protean Forms: A Performanc|