Past Exhibitions

E.g., 2018/11/19
E.g., 2018/11/19

Sun System Press - SWAMP THING | 9.28.18–11.3.18

This is the Swamp Thing -- broken hexagons, deer skulls and beer bottles scattered in the swamp, as if someone or something is leaving clues, but it’s all just dus -- as if a giant dirt bomb of our cultural debris was blasted in the face of nature, exploding discarded artifacts across the peripheral landscape. It is a voyage into the incidental and magnetic landscapes roiling at the edges of our... MORE
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RELICS by Cole Caswell & Bryan Graf | 9.12.18–10.20.18

SPACE presents Relics, an installation by Maine artists, Cole Caswell and Bryan Graf of Sun System Press. The artists overlap images that create kinetic visual patterns for their window installation, engaging the viewer from multiple angles. Consisting of images printed on transparency paper that were all made around a toxic swamp, Relic is acidic and high key in color and tone, reflecting the... MORE
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Chad States - La Vie En Rose | 8.3.18–9.15.18

La Vie en Rose references a song originally made famous by Edith Piaf in 1946. It’s a song about finding a new love after a trying time and it became an anthem of hope for many after the end of WWII. Grace Jones covered the song in 1977 and she adds to this song of hope, a sense of defiance. In the final chorus of the song, Grace Jones repeats the line "La vie en rose" with ferocity, transforming... MORE
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Anthony Bowers: The Water is Warm | 7.20.18–9.8.18

In this dream-like installation, The Water is Warm, Anthony Bowers explores the rich subject matter of pools, which tend to provide a collision between authenticity and artificiality on an architectural, historical, and social level. As sites of play and leisure that are public or private, pools become reflections of how we see class and collectivity; things that we often prefer to keep hidden... MORE
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BYOB | 7.13.18–7.21.18

SPACE is hosting digital, projection, or video-based artwork for a community pop-up exhibition, BYOB or Bring Your Own Beamer. All submissions received will be staged in the gallery using overhead projectors, digital projectors, wall mounted televisions, free-standing televisions, mp3 players, digital frames, computer-based works, VHS and cassette players, cell phones, iPads and other... MORE
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Justin Favela - Pólvora | 7.6.18–9.22.18

SPACE is pleased to present Pólvora, a new installation by Las Vegas artist, Justin Favela. Using traditional "Cartonería" (Mexican paper craft) materials, Favela will fill the walls at SPACE with large scale "piñata murals" creating a landscape that includes a fireworks show. The installation will celebrate the use of fireworks in U.S. and Latin American culture. Justin Favela is a Las Vegas... MORE
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Josephine Meckseper: Untitled (Flag 2) | 7.3.18–7.31.18

Josephine Meckseper is a German-born, New York-based artist. She uses commercial forms of presentation to demonstrate inextricable influences of consumer culture on society. Meckseper melds the aesthetic language of modernism with the formal language of commercial display, combining them with images and artifacts of historical undercurrents and political protest movements. Meckseper said of her... MORE
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Noah Breuer: Bohemian Showroom | 6.19.18–7.19.18

In Bohemian Showroom, Noah Breuer presents an installation that explores the visual legacy of Carl Breuer and Sons (CB&S), his Jewish family’s former textile printing business in Bohemia, present-day Czech Republic. In 1939, the CB&S company was lost as a result of a forced sale to Nazi Party members. Some of the Breuer family fled Europe, and those who remained were killed. In 2016,... MORE
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Portland Outright Window Takeover for PRIDE Portland | 6.10.18–6.16.18

Designed by Portland Outright artists/organizers, this window installation honors the legacy of LGBTQ+ youth organizing. It highlights historic examples of direct action artwork, combined with pieces by Outright members who use arts-based community organizing to connect with each other across systems while working towards justice and liberation. From Stonewall to ACT UP, from the streets of... MORE
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Vik Muniz: Diaspora Cloud | 6.6.18–7.4.18

SPACE is proud to raise artist Vik Muniz ’s Pledges of Allegiance flag, Diaspora Cloud as part of Creative Time's Pledges of Allegiance project.  Muniz’s Diaspora Cloud features a cloud floating against a blue background, evoking a geographically and temporally dispersed public that nevertheless share a similar viewpoint. The flag cleverly cites Clouds, his Creative Time... MORE
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