Past Exhibitions

E.g., 2019/07/24
E.g., 2019/07/24

Portland Outright Presents: Queer and Trans Youth Demand Justice Not Jails | 6.3.19–7.20.19

SPACE is pleased to announce a new window installation featuring artists and activists from Portland Outright in collaboration with PRIDE Portland.  Youth organizers from Portland Outright have created Queer and Trans Youth Demand Justice Not Jails, a new installation in our window gallery. The text-based work draws from Portland Outright's current organizing and... MORE
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Arena - Rose Nestler, Anna Queen & Benjamin Spalding | 6.1.19–7.13.19

SPACE is pleased to announce the opening of Arena, a group show featuring works by Rose Nestler (NY), Anna Queen (ME), and Benjamin Spalding (ME).  The three artists included in the exhibition use the aesthetics of sports and athleticism to consider broader narratives about material, queer and feminist histories. Rose Nestler's work highlights the ways that societal norms and gendered... MORE
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Andrew Elijah Edwards - Spirit Photography | 4.29.19–5.31.19

SPACE is pleased to present Spirit Photography, an installation in the window gallery by Andrew Elijah Edwards. Spirit Photography uses the electric glow of yesterday's technologies to channel a live feed from the dream realm to pedestrians on Congress Street. In this video installation, an assemblage of vintage recording devices surrounds an empty chair. Their myriad cameras fix... MORE
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Rose Nestler - Athena Pennant Flag | 4.15.19–6.30.19

SPACE is pleased to fly Rose Nestler's Athena Pennant Flag on the flagpole from April 15 - June 30, 2019. Nestler's artworks pull from the iconography and structures of the ancient Greco-Roman Gymnasium, while also utilizing the familiar aesthetics and materials of contemporary sportswear. She explores the correlation among athleticism, spirituality, gender and power through illustrating sports... MORE
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<3 <3 <3 | 3.20.19–4.26.19

SPACE is pleased to present <3 <3 <3, an installation in the window gallery by Brendan Shea. There is something heartwarming about sporadic lines from a marker, scrawled across a white paper with no clear intent or logic. It is easily recognizable as scribble because the path of the line holds the motion of an arm hinging back and forth at the elbow. The type of erratic mark you... MORE
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HOTLINE | 3.1.19–5.11.19

SPACE is pleased to present HOTLINE, an interactive group show featuring soundworks by artists, musicians, scholars, performers and poets. As the name suggests, the exhibition features eight listening stations where visitors can hear songs, artworks and readings on custom-built payphones designed by Smooth Technology, a New York City-based team of artist engineers. Each payphone is programmed... MORE
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Eli Sobel - The Anatomy Lesson | 1.28.19–3.15.19

SPACE is pleased to present The Anatomy Lesson, an installation in the window gallery by Eli Sobel. Muscles, veins, and organs help to regulate the internal functions of bodies. So, too, do the rooms and furniture inside of buildings. A broken sofa in a living room has a similiar effect on its surroundings as a pair of damaged lungs has on the intake and discharge of air. Both are critical... MORE
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Pink Moment by Kaj-anne Pepper | 12.7.18–1.25.19

SPACE is pleased to present Pink Moment: Improvisations of place, persona and perception, an installation in the window gallery by Kaj-anne Pepper Oregon-based artist, Kaj-anne Pepper aka "Pepper Pepper" creates an installation for our window gallery that incorporates their newest video works. Enacting a series of movement improvisations, Pepper presents a meditation on nature, presence, and... MORE
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Luan Joy Sherman - People Like Me Exist | 12.3.18–3.10.19

"There are approximately 1.4 million transgender people living in the United States. The Trump Administration and the conservative media would have you believe we are a very small, minority population within this country. We are thought to occupy the most “extreme” margins of everyday life. We are depicted as dangerous, abstract creatures, undeserving of access to basic resources and human rights... MORE
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FOR FREEDOMS 50 STATE INITIATIVE | 10.25.18–12.2.18

SPACE is pleased to present a work by Christopher Myers in the window gallery as a part of FOR FREEDOMS 50 STATE INITIATIVE project. Christopher Myers is an artist and writer who lives in New York. While he is widely acclaimed for his work with literature for young people, he is also an accomplished fine artist who has lectured and exhibited internationally. He writes, “I’ve been asking the... MORE
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