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Ucross Residency in August

Thanks to the Ford Family Foundation's support of mid-career Oregon artists, I will spend the month of August back in Wyoming working in one of the Ucross Foundation's gorgeous studios. Other 2015 recipients of this award are painters Christine Clark and Stephen Hayes and printmaker Roger Peet. 

Three-person Exhibition in Corvallis, OR

Subtext: Pat Boas, Marie Sivak, Robert Tomlinson
July 16 – August 22, 2015 in the Arts Center Main Gallery
Reception: Thursday, July 16, 2015, 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
Brown Bag Artist Talk: Thursday, July 30, 2015, 12 noon

The Arts Center
700 SW Madison Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333

July Group Exhibition at C3:initiative

Within / Without

Pat Boas, Bukola Koiki, Palmarin Merges, and Mami Takahashi 

June 20–July 25, 2015 | Friday–Sunday, noon–5pm


7326 N. Chicago Avenue
Portland, OR  97203
Opening Reception
Saturday, June 20, 2015, 2–5pm
Gallery Walk-Through
with exhibiting artists
Saturday, July 11, 2015, 1pm

Within / Without presents work from 2014–2015 c3:initiative and Pulp & Deckle Papermaking Residency artists Pat Boas, Bukola Koiki, Palmarin Merges, and Mami Takahashi. Culminating from their experiences in the Pulp & Deckle studio, each artist utilized handmade paper as a medium to create new works that present ideas central to their art practice. Their varied approaches result in distinct, yet related artworks. Within / Without considers the boundaries of forms and spaces in which we construct identity, create culture, and perform ritual. Investigations of materiality, language, collective memory, and the public/private are presented in sculptural installations, wall works, and performance. 

Words, Words, Words An Exhibition of Text Based Artwork at Elizabeth Leach Gallery FEBRUARY 5 - MARCH 28, 2015

I will have three gouache paintings from the Unalphabetic series in this group exhibition at Portland's Elizabeth Leach Gallery.

Words, Words, Words is an exhibition of text-based work featuring 21 regional, national and internationally renowned artists, who are recognized for utilizing text in their work as a primary vehicle for expression. As far back as the graffiti of Pompeii, artists have used text to elicit an emotional response. Whether it is Jack Pierson's repurposing of letters from old signs or Barbara Kruger’s terse and often aggressive layering of text over photographs, the artists in Words, Words, Words use text to evoke feeling and stimulate discourse. Ranging in media from Ghada Amer's embroidered painting to Chris Johanson’s works on paper, the variety in the way each artist incorporates text into their work makes for a dynamic and engaging exhibition.  
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