July 21 Happening
An exhibition of limited edition objects made by artists that reflects on topics around environmental issues.
Modou Dieng - Nick Dangerfield
Friday, July 21
5 - 9 PM
295 E 8st
Bruno grew up on a farm raising livestock, hunting deer, and building fences. His cultural connection with agriculture and architecture provides a platform from which he can speak poetically about the environment and its underlying structures. His work is a mix of philosophy, labor, and fine art. His most recent work explores the shifting power dynamic between man and nature through a digital lens. He is currently working in Portland, Oregon on obtaining a Master's Degree at Pacific Northwest College of Art.
Damien Gilley is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator in Portland, Oregon. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including Tetem Kunstruimte (Enschede, Netherlands), EastWestProject (Berlin, DE), Sharjah Art Museum (United Arab Emirates), MARC (Kivik, Sweden), Suyama Space (Seattle), Las Vegas Art Museum, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE), Arthouse (Austin), The Belfry (New York), the Art Museum of South Texas (Corpus Christi), and in Portland at Rocksbox, Linfield College, Wieden+Kennedy, the American Institute of Architects, the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and the Portland 2010 Biennial, among others. His work has been reviewed by Artforum.com, the Oregonian, Las Vegas Review Journal, the Austin Chronicle, Frame magazine (Amsterdam), IdN magazine (Hong Kong) and New American Paintings.
Laura Camila Medina
Laura Camila Medina is an interdisciplinary artist from Bogota, Colombia. She bases her practice around uprooting and migration as a response to extensive cultural, socio-political, and historical research. Her work has shown at the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture, Williamson Knight gallery, and at the Nat Turner Project. She is currently based in Portland, Oregon and is completing her BFA at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.
Branislav Nikolic is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer in Šabac, Serbia.
He studied at the academy of Fine Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia and earned a dual MFA degree at The Academy of Fine Arts in Novi Sad and The Dutch Art Institute in Enschede, the Netherlands. Nikolic is Professor at The School for Artistic Crafts in Šabac, Serbia and Member of Visual Artists Association of Serbia (ULUS).
Valentino Quijano-Moeckel was born in San Francisco and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii. He now currently works out of Portland, Oregon. His process can be described as a search for emotional content that can exist within a painting. Valentino’s artistic practice as a whole revolves around self-healing, escapism, and meditation. Subject matter is derived from consistent study of the human condition, meaning those elements that are essential to human experience, such as emotionality, conflict, aspiration, and morality.
Jesse Siegel is an artist and organizer from Cancun, Mexico currently living and working in Portland, Oregon. Siegel’s abstract, concept-driven works involve a need to both transmit and obscure information. His controlled experiments in perception, color and movement are dictated by a need to open spaces of interaction between viewer and material.
As an artist he has shown at Bass & Reiner, San Francisco, CA; Surplus Space, Portland, OR, Pacific Northwest College of Art, in Portland, OR. He has participated in Printed Matter’s Art Book Fairs, MOCA in Los Angeles, and MoMA PS1 in New York. In 2016 he participated in Out of Sight, a survey of Pacific Northwest artists running concurrent to the Seattle Art Fair.
He has organized exhibitions at Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA; FM Gallery, Oakland, CA; and Worksound Gallery in Portland, OR and has also hosted radio programming at San Francisco Art Institute’s Tower Radio in 2013. He is a founding member of the curatorial project Mosshouse and the Basement creative collective in San Francisco, CA and is part of the Worksound International team in Portland, OR. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Zuckerman Museum in Atlanta, GA.
Eileen Isagon Skyers
Skyers is an artist and curator living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She has worked with contemporary art and non-profit arts organizations including Rhizome (New York, NY), The Wassaic Project (Brooklyn, NY), the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (Portland, OR), and the Digital Museum of Digital Art (Various Locations). Her moving image work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in the U.S., U.K., France, Italy, the Netherlands, and Mexico. Her book, Vanishing Acts, was published by LINK Editions (Brescia, Italy) in 2015, and her work has been published in Wreath Vol. 3, Glass Press of the Future, Web Safe 2k16, Printed Web #3, and New World UNLTD, among others. She has performed at Littlefield (Brooklyn, NY), the Knockdown Center (Brooklyn, NY), Housing Works Books (New York, NY) and Shoot the Lobster (New York, NY). Skyers holds a BA in Philosophy and a BFA in Studio Art from the University of South Florida (Tampa, FL) and an MA in Critical Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art, (Portland, OR).