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OregonLive: Rebecca Reeve's Sun Breathing an exhibit "to include in your New Year's resolutions"

Tomorrow during the monthly First Thursday art walk, Upfor debuts Rebecca Reeve’s new series, Sun Breathing. The exhibition remains on view through March 2, 2019. OregonLive includes it in their list of “exhibits to include in your New Year’s resolutions,” writing:

“Following her extensive photographic series "Through Looking," British artist Rebecca Reeve's new exhibition at Upfor revisits her surreal images of painted Venetian blinds superimposed upon lush, saturated landscape photographs. In her latest works, Reeve positions the blinds between the viewer and the picture where they act as a portal into the many-hued and otherworldly natural landscape.”

Art Focus interviews Ralph Pugay

Earlier this week, KBOO aired an interview with Ralph Pugay on Art Talk, a radio program hosted by Joseph Gallivan. In the interview, “Pugay talks about the semiotics of his imagery, his learning the CMYK screen printing process, and his use of gestures relating to swimming and ecstatic dance when using ink on paper.” The episode is now available online.

Pugay’s solo exhibition, A Spiritual Guide to Brute Force, is on view in our main gallery through December 22, 2018.

Ravelin interviews Amy Stephens about Land | Reland, an exhibition on two continents

Read Alec Coiro’s interview with Amy Stephens about her cross-continental exhibitions, currently on view at William Benington Gallery in London and here at Upfor, via Ravelin Magazine.

Amy Stephens’s work brings our attention to the land. Central to this focus is the way she allows her material to speak, and the way she uses the gallery space as means of amplifying that voice. While it’s important to learn the background behind the materials and objects she employs, it is equally true that the work is impressive on its own in a way that is very much in line with the fascination with the sublime throughout the history of art.

– Alec Coiro for Ravelin

Alix Pearlstein's Harem ROOM-1 and Two Women reviewed by Artforum

Alix Pearlstein's recent exhibition at Upfor, Harem ROOM-1 and Two Women, was reviewed by Jon Raymond in the recently released May issue of Artforum, available now to subscribers online. If you would like to read the review in PDF form, please email us at welcome@upforgallery.com.

In these exceedingly vulgar times, feminists have been forced to develop an array of responses to daily onslaughts of abuse, some blunt, some subtle. Alix Pearlstein’s recent show at Upfor offered a particularly sophisticated take on contemporary power dynamics, in the form of an installation ringing with implacable ontological implications about gender and society that will, sadly, probably still be relevant a hundred years from now.
— Jon Raymond for Artforum
Alix Pearlstein,  Harem ROOM–1  (detail), 2016 . Installation view. Photo: Mario Gallucci.

Alix Pearlstein, Harem ROOM–1 (detail), 2016. Installation view. Photo: Mario Gallucci.

Source: https://www.artforum.com/print/reviews/201...