exhibition announcements

The Armory Show preview: Morehshin Allahyari, Booth F12

The Armory Show preview: Morehshin Allahyari, Booth F12

Morehshin Allahyari’s She Who Sees The Unknown recontextualizes goddesses and female Jinn of Persian and Arabic origin. Using scanning, 3D printing, video and archiving as tools of investigation, the artist explores ancient myths as they relate to digital colonialism, oppression and catastrophe.

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Upfor presents Ben Buswell at Photofairs San Francisco

Join us at Fort Mason in San Francisco, February 23rd through 25th, for Photofairs as we present photo-based works by Oregon artist Ben Buswell. These new works further his exploration of tensions between image and object: Buswell experiments with ways to abstract, interrupt or erode photographic imagery to emphasize the physical characteristics of media, such as the emulsion layer's gloss. His imagery is typically grounded in geologic features laced with histories of ethical and political tensions.

Detail from  Untitled (Limit)  by Ben Buswell, 2018, hand-embellished Lambda print, 18×12 in (46×31 cm)

Detail from Untitled (Limit) by Ben Buswell, 2018, hand-embellished Lambda print, 18×12 in (46×31 cm)

BEN BUSWELL AT PHOTOFAIRS SAN FRANCISCO

February 23 – 25, 2018
Booth A09

Opening December 6: Michelle Grabner + Anne Crumpacker

Gingham | Ensō places recent paintings by Wisconsin artist Michelle Grabner in conversation with wall-hanging sculptures by Portland artist Anne Crumpacker. Join us for an opening reception on Wednesday, December 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Exhibition remains on view through January 27, 2018. More about the artists: https://upforgallery.com/gingham-enso

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Final day: Ben Buswell's The Story is Not the Story

Today is the final day to take in Ben Buswell's installation of photo-based and glass sculptures. Buswell's works navigate spaces in-between: for example, the wall-hanging photos vibrate between repetition and uniqueness, while the fused glass sculptures seem both soft and immovably solid. Perhaps the most important quality, however, is how these works seem to respond to the viewer's movement through the space – something that requires presence to experience. Today is your last chance. Upfor is open until 6:00 pm.

As always, individual works may be seen by appointment after the exhibition closes. Please inquire for pricing and availability.

The Story is Not the Story  by Ben Buswell on view at Upfor, October 19–December 2, 2017. Photo by Mario Gallucci.

The Story is Not the Story by Ben Buswell on view at Upfor, October 19–December 2, 2017. Photo by Mario Gallucci.