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Morgan Buck: Goggles Glazed Over opens First Thursday in the backroom

Morgan Buck,  Puppies Want to Play? , 2018, acrylic on canvas, 64 x 42 inches. Photo by Jason Horvath, courtesy the artist.

Morgan Buck, Puppies Want to Play?, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 64 x 42 inches. Photo by Jason Horvath, courtesy the artist.

Backroom exhibition:
Morgan Buck
Goggles Glazed Over

First Thursday opening February 7, 6:00 – 8:00pm (artist present)

Portland-based painter Morgan Buck distorts and blurs images culled from the web using a smartphone's panorama photo feature and a handheld magnifier, before carefully translating the results in airbrushed paint. This process removes digital signifiers like pixelation and glitches, leaving viewers with a generatively produced work that appears, in his words, "indistinguishable from a genuine work of imaginative thought."

Paintings in Julie Green's Food, Fashion and Capital Punishment include hidden content

Paintings in Julie Green's Food, Fashion and Capital Punishment include hidden content

Julie Green embeds narrative details, easily missed in a cursory look, in or near the borders of each painting. Each also has content not readily visible in the gallery setting: on the front, elements in glow in the dark paint; on the back, facsimiles of women's fingerprints. Once charged in daylight, the glow-in-the-dark paint shines all night long.

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'Endings' at The Art Gym features Srijon Chowdhury with Bobbi Woods

The appropriately titled Endings is Blake Shell's final curatorial endeavor at The Art Gym at Marylhurst University. Endings features work by Bobbi Woods and Upfor artist Srijon Chowdhury.

In Chowdhury’s oil dreamscapes, images seem to arise out of nowhere, arriving with uncanny power. Woods uses photography in a similar way, dislocating subjects from their usual context.
— The Oregonian

Endings opened January 16 and remains on view through March 4, 2018. It overlaps with Chowdhury's forthcoming solo exhibition at Upfor, The Coldest Night, which opens February 28, 2018.

Ashley Stull Meyers is now curator and director at The Art Gym as Shell focuses on her role as executive director at Disjecta Contemporary Arts Center.

Source: http://www.oregonlive.com/art/index.ssf/20...