HEIDI SCHWEGLER
EXTINCTION ANXIETY

February 22 – April 1, 2017
Preview reception February 22, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
First Thursday art walk March 2, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Artist talk/Q&A March 18, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

The sculptures and photographs in Schwegler’s exhibition reverse industrial production, painstakingly recreating durable, mass-produced stuff into fragile, unique works of glass, porcelain and gold. Even when elevated to heroic new materials and placed on white walls and pedestals, the forms retain the aurae of their original surroundings and of the people who tossed them. By presenting transformations of consumer goods in unexpected materials, Schwegler seeks to create a new relationship between viewers and the mundane objects that she refers to as “intermediaries of human desire.” 

 

ART CONVERSATIONS
Canvas for a new age: discovering art on screens

Thursday, February 23, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Please join media art supporters Alex Payne and Nicole Brodeur for a discussion of their recent experience with the Electric Objects EO1, an internet-connected screen designed to display art. Over the past 6 months, Payne and Brodeur lived with the EO1 (the first generation of Electric Objects' screens) and displayed a variety of artwork by different artists. During this interview and audience Q&A, they will discuss their experiences with media art in their home. This is the eighth in a series of art conversations on interpreting, understanding and collecting art presented by the members of the Portland Art Dealers Association and sponsored by the Oregon Arts Commission.