January 25, 2014 to April 06, 2014
Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power explores Walker’s transformation of historical materials through a range of different projects, bringing together some of her earliest and most recent artworks. Taking her silhouette imagery beyond cut paper, she has worked in a variety of other mediums, from drawing and printmaking to metal sculpture, shadow puppetry, and film.
January 18, 2014 to March 16, 2014
Harold and Arlene Schnitzer Gallery
We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live explores how these contemporary artists embrace a cross-disciplinary approach to art making wherein the legacies of art, craft, and design merge in work that expands and explores the tactile, conceptual, imaginary, material, and critical potential of cultural production.
January 14, 2014 to March 16, 2014
Artist Project Space
An interactive installation by Vermont-based artist Kathy Marmor, The Messengers relies on user content to create Twitter-influenced mashups. Randomized sentences, displayed in dynamic LED lights, depict abbreviated communication gone awry and run the gamut from hilarious nonsense to poetry.
February 11, 2014 to April 27, 2014
The Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca (ASARO—Asamblea de Artistas Revolucionarios de Oaxaca) was born in the wake of the 2006 uprisings in Oaxaca, Mexico and this year marks the eighth anniversary of the collective’s commitment to engendering social change through art.
March 04, 2014 to May 25, 2014
John and Ethel MacKinnon Gallery
Austrian artist Josefine Allmayer was born in a small town near Vienna in 1904. Allmayer’s father taught her the art of psaligraphy, or papercut silhouettes, when she was a child. The works in this exhibition feature enchanting renditions of life along the Danube River, painstakingly cut from tissue-thin papers with scissors.
February 25, 2014 to June 08, 2014
Teachers of public, private, and home school students in grades K-12 submitted work from schools across Oregon for this year’s theme, which explores the relationship of food to art and draws inspiration from the pursuit of healthy eating. Sponsored by D. Michael Balm and Dee Carlson.
February 25, 2014 to June 22, 2014
The JSMA’s Masterworks on Loan program presents exciting works by important, internationally recognized artists and artworks from around the world, borrowed from private holdings.
October 08, 2013 to July 06, 2014
In the fourteenth century Nō (also written Noh) and its comic counterpart, Kyōgen, evolved from earlier dramatic and musical performance traditions to become the medieval dance-drama of Japan’s warrior class. This rotation features prints by Tsukioka Kōgyo and others documenting performances of this subtle, elegant art, along with paintings, books, theatrical properties and netsuke toggles.
August 20, 2013 to August 10, 2014
The Virgin Mary has been venerated in art and visual culture since the late Middle Ages throughout Christian Europe. Featuring both painted panels and ivories, from the Netherlands, Italy, Russia, Yugoslavia and Greece, this new exhibition in the McKenzie Gallery explores a variety of symbolic representations of Mary and iconic scenes from her life.