ACID FARM & SOLENOID; MANNY LAYERS; MICHAEL HORWITZ; BRYAN DALTON; PAM MINTY; KAYLEIGH NELSON; BEN GLAS; ISAAC WEISS; TIM FERRELL; DILLON SILVA; RILEY KING.
An homage to time-based art parties like Allan Kaprow's Happenings, the FLUXUS movement + Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable- each of TAC's Happenings feature new Live, Visual, Music, Video & Installation Art by PSU students, instructors + guests from the community.
Time Arts Club is a PSU student organization dedicated to Free, All-Ages, Experimental, Community Art events organized by PSU student & faculty volunteers. HAPPENING #10 is our 1-Year Anniversary of producing free, all-ages, multimedia art events. To celebrate we have organized our largest event ever- a mini live art festival happening at Place.
ACID FARM and SOLENOID are local, experimental, electronic dance acts that use all hardware and synth instruments- with emphasis on the 303 which is known for it's Acid tones that ruled the original techno sound.
BRYAN DALTON, MANNY LAYERS, PAM MINTY & ISAAC WEISS are interdisciplinary artists pursuing MFA's in Contemporary Art Studio Practice at Portland State University.
RILEY KING (Film); TIM FERRELL (Arts Studies); & KAYLEIGH NELSON (BFA in Art) are interdisciplinary students in undergrad art programs at Portland State University.
MICHAEL HORWITZ (MFA); BEN GLAS (BFA); & DILLON SILVA (BFA) are interdisciplinary art students at PNCA- Pacific Northwest College of Arts.
Black gallery Dreamscapes Tori Abernathy Opening: Saturday, November 16th 6 - 9pm Last Day: Friday, January 3rd
In Fall and Winter of 2013, Tori Abernathy will be taking naps in semi-public, privatized spaces. Hotel lobbies, bank waiting areas, and benches near the elevator at the public library are spaces that require supervision to maintain order. In these quasi “third places”, dwellers can wait, but they’re unable to dream. Audio recorded during these sessions will be compiled into an album of relaxation CD-Rs. ____________________________ Tori Abernathy is an artist, activist, curator, and writer from Miami living in Portland. She is founder and co-director of RECESS. Her collaborative, interdisciplinary practice adopts methods from advertising, surveillance, media, and other large institutional strategies in an effort to expose their limits on autonomous movement while championing the capacities of human subjectivity. She studied art & anthropology at Reed College. toriabernathy.com
Big Booty Bounce J.P. Huckins Opening: Saturday, November 16th 6 - 9pm Last Day: Friday, January 3rd
Big Booty Bounce is a performance by J.P. Huckins in reaction to current, past and future events. It is an endurance piece. In a recent performance Huckins realized that he needed to work on his booty shaking. This performance will address this issue. This piece will start and end with a performance. He hopes his butt will be bigger on the final performance.
For this performance J.P. Huckins will spend one hour each day the gallery is open trying to achieve an ass worth shaking. _________________________ J.P. Huckins is one of twelve; he is also one in 11 million (ask him about those figures). J.P.’s often project based work, examines previously overlooked undercurrents of his existence by confronting them directly. J.P. has exhibited in Portland, OR and Vancouver, BC. He curates and co-directs RECESS, an alternative art space in Portland. He is a recent recipient of a BFA, Magna Cum Laude, from Portland State University.
Essentially Didactic Mark Martinez Opening: Saturday, November 16th 6 -9pm Last Day: Friday, January 3rd
"My suspicion is rooted in the awareness that a critique of essentialism that challenges only marginalized groups to interrogate their use of identity politics or an essentialist standpoint…[is] the new, chic way to silence students from marginal groups." - Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom, bell hooks
Essentially Didactic employs a set of staged vignettes illustrating conversation around whiteness, allyship and the tensions between the two. Through the use of appropriated and original works, Essentially Didactic hopes to address allies and would-be allies of the racially-marginalized. Through the projection of oblique and overtly racialized cues, this piece draws from the everyday and attempts to straddle the line between the banal and antagonistic.
Where is the line drawn between identity politics and meaningful dialogue? What is the difference between race talk and an empathetic connection? _____________________ Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Mark Martínez has been living in Portland, Oregon since 2008. In moving to the Northwest Martínez’ line of inquiry has interrogated the contemporary function of racial identity in US society. Particularly focusing on the post-civil rights era - Martínez hopes to expand upon a conversation largely left ignored in a generation that fancies itself “Post-Racial.” Mark Martínez is a Portland based artist and 2014 MFA Studio Practice candidate at Portland State University. In 2011 Martínez received his BFA in Intermedia at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. markanthonymartinez.com
White gallery Retritus Karah Bruce-Larkin Reception: Saturday, November 16th 6-9pm Last Day: Friday, December 6th Artist Talk - December 1st 3pm
"Through archiving, collecting, casting and dipping, I witness the disappearance and transformation of form, from solid object into a memory and fossilization. By encasing and burning out the discarded object, I am left with the shell of of that object, appearing as a thin, translucent gem. These objects are used as symbols of transformation and time-like remnants piled on the floor. I make memories of objects."
Karah Bruce-Larkin has been living and working in Portland, Oregon since 2000. She holds a BFA in Ceramics from Oregon College of Art and Craft. Karah works with ceramic sculpture focusing on experimental dipping and mold-making processes. Her process is about the transformation of objects to symbols, these appear as memories from experiences.
Dark Element Emily Nachison Reception: Saturday, November 16th, 6-9pm Last Day: Friday, December 6th Artist Talk - December 1st 3pm
Dark Element investigates the transformation of matter. The sculptures in the exhibition shape shift from one form to the next, illustrating natural cycles of growth and decay. This work serves as a reflection of our ever-changing, yet never dying, world. Our world is one of transformation and not destruction. This body of work was fueled by a recent research trip to the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University whereNachison researched 15th - 17th century alchemical manuscripts.
Emily Nachison is a multi media artist. She received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2006 and a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2010. Nachison has had numerous solo exhibitions and has been included in multiple group shows across the country. This year she received an Artistic Focus Project Grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council in Portland, Oregon. Nachison is currently the Interim Fiber Department Chair and a Visiting Faculty member at the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, Oregon. www.emilynachison.com