Making Faces, a film by Richard Kegler documenting the lost art of pantographic type making will be screened twice—at 7:00 and again at 9:00 pm, with a Q & A session with the filmmaker after each showing (doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing). The 45-minute film details the working process of the late Jim Rimmer as he designs and casts the font Stern, the only type font ever to have been released in both electronic and metal versions simultaneously. The font is a commemoration of the fine printer and type caster C. Christopher Stern, of Sedro-Woolley, Washington.
The showing is a fundraiser for the C.C. Stern Type Foundry, a non-profit working museum of type casting in Portland, Oregon.
Tickets are $8 at the door (cash or card only), first come first served. Doors at 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm, and admission includes one drink ticket. Snacks are complimentary.
Sponsored by Extensis, KeeganMeegan & Co., Peet Kegler Design and Premier Press.
PNCA hosts a gathering on Tuesday, October 25, 5:30–7:30 pm in the Swigert Commons, to celebrate the life and works of Joan Shipley. Join us as we honor her for her unfailing support for the arts community.
Making his debut solo exhibition, local artist/designer/poet Philip Iosca presents a touching collection of new works entitled HOPEFULLY I BECOME THE UNIVERSE in the Manuel Izquierdo Gallery. This work, in what critics such as Jeff Jahn at PORT have said is “powerful, restrained and ultimately heartbreaking,” is inspired by seven extraordinary young men from across the United States who independently and tragically ended their lives between July 9 and September 29, 2010 as a result of bullying they received for being openly gay or perceived as being gay.
Jahn writes “[t]he resulting effort is probably the most emotionally moving visual art exhibition I’ve encountered since moving to Portland 11+ years ago. I’ve never seen anyone tear up at an art show, like I observed at the opening on First Thursday, but that is an indication of the strength of this show. It is truly beautiful, very well considered and deeply sad memento mori.” Go here to read Jahn’s review. HOPEFULLY I BECOME THE UNIVERSE is up until Thursday October 27.
Philip Iosca is a visual artist, award-winning designer and occasional poet. Most recently he published a book of poems entitled Ballad of the Sad Young Men with Publication Studio. Previous exhibitions include Watersports at 12128, curated by Sam Korman; Everything Matter All the Time at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel, curated by Azsa West; Catch All at PDX Across The Hall; Amsterdam Biennale, curated by Matthew Stadler and Publication Studio in Amsterdam and Portland; as well as an invisible monument for Car Hole Gallery last summer.
As part of the MFA in Collaborative Design, Richard Heinberg, author and Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, speaks about the “new normal” in economic growth, on Friday October 21 in the Swigert Commons.
His book The End of Growth: Adapting to our New Economic Reality argues a heavy diagnosis: humanity has reached a fundamental turning point in our economic history. The expansionary trajectory of industrial civilization is colliding with non-negotiable natural limits.
Will the convergence of financial instability, the end of cheap oil, and climate change usher in an era of contraction? In other words, do we have to adapt to a “new normal”? Traditional economic growth is not the best measure of human health and welfare. How might we pursue improvements in education, the arts, health, well-being, freedom, and happiness without depending upon ever-expanding consumption? What does a transition to a new economy look like that doesn’t depend on a model of growth based on cheap energy, reckless consumption and financial speculation?
Richard Heinberg is a Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute and is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost Peak Oil educators. He is the author of ten books including: End of Growth (August 2011), The Post Carbon Reader (2010) (editor), Blackout: Coal, Climate, and the Last Energy Crisis (2009), Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines (2007), The Oil Depletion Protocol: A Plan to Avert Oil Wars, and Powerdown: Options & Actions for a Post-Carbon World (2004).
This event is co-sponsored by Illahee.
Well-known paper cut artist Nikki McClure, who is the subject of a Museum of Contemporary Craft exhibition, visits PNCA on October 20 at 6:30 pm for a joint CraftPerspectives/Applied Craft and Design lecture. Read more…
On October’s First Thursday, the Froelick Gallery opens At Last, an exhibition of PNCA faculty member Tom Prochaska’s black and white oil paintings. The exhibition marks not only Prochaska’s 40 year career as an artist but also comes at the conclusion of his 23 years as a faculty member at the College. The Gallery’s website calls the body of work “the result of a visual search in which the artist explores the basic interaction between medium and surface, applying strong foundational elements of value and form in what is firstly an exercise in masterful composition and expressive markmaking. Prochaska considers the works in At Last to be the pinnacle of his more than 40 career as an artist; the truest expression of the art he aspires to create.”
PNCA faculty member Tom Prochaska joined the College’s Printmaking Department in 1988 and is retiring this year—along with Printmaking Department Chair Christy Wyckoff who has taught at PNCA since 1978.
David Eckard: Deployment is a midcareer survey that covers 20 years of the artist’s career with over 40 artworks, including new paintings, sculpture and performances, and a selection of past sculptures, drawings and documentation. The exhibition, at Marylhurst’s Art Gym through December 11, is accompanied by a catalog with an essay by fellow PNCA faculty and artist and writer Daniel Duford. Included in the catalog are illustrations of more than 60 of the artist’s artworks, many of which no longer exist or existed only briefly in installations or as props for performance. David Eckard: Deployment is part of Portland’s 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Bonnie Bronson Fellowships—which includes an retrospective exhibition on the PNCA Campus of Bonnie Bronson’s work.
In 2010, David Eckard received the Bronson Fellowship. The artist has received a number of prestigious awards including the Artist Trust Fellowship (Seattle, Washington, 1998), the Bonnie Bronson Fellowship (Portland, Oregon, 2010) and the Ford Family Foundation’s Hallie Ford Fellowship in the Visual Arts award (Roseburg, Oregon, 2010). David Eckard will also perform at numerous locations in the Portland metro area this fall, he performed his new work ©ardiff at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s TBA festival in September. This is followed by performances of ©ardiff or other works at Lewis & Clark College, Marylhurst University, Reed College and the Pacific Northwest College of Art.
The Art Gym is also collaborating with White Box at the University of Oregon in Portland on a satellite exhibition focusing on 2D work—paintings, drawings and video. David Eckard: The White Box Deployment continues through Saturday, November 12.