some rites from a spring reckoning
July 28, 2021
some rites from a spring reckoning examine ritual processes, functions, understandings, and experiences through five solo exhibitions, asking what “spring” is this? Historically signifying life, novelty, fertility, redemption, a break from labor, a time for cleaning, and an anticipation of steadiness—“spring” colloquially signals new life. In light of 2020’s compounded institutional, racial, and governmental reckonings, is “spring,” or even its possibility, on the horizon? Our current global not-spring, suggests otherwise. Through paintings of liminal memory, subsistence-based sculptures, amassed environments of domesticated and bodily ceramic and found objects, still-life photographs of contemporary objects of desire, and jewelry and sculptural vessels of death, the exhibitions critically query how culturally-codified and everyday rituals alike construct perception, time, and sense of self.
Each week, a new solo exhibition will open on Thursdays at 6:00 PM PDT with a reception for in-person viewing with installation documentation available on PNCA’s Online Gallery. In-person viewings will be available by sign-in at the PNCA security desk for a maximum of 10 visitors in the galleries at one time, Tuesday–Saturday, 10–4 PM, and Sundays, 10–2 PM, through August 22, 2021.
some rites from a spring reckoning is presented by the Pacific Northwest College of Art’s Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies for the Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies and is organized by independent curator Laurel V. McLaughlin, with support from Aeron Bergman, Chair and Associate Professor of the Low-Residency MFA Program in Visual Studies, and Erin Dengerink, Program Coordinator for the MA in Critical Studies and the Low-Residency MFA Program in Visual Studies. Design by Oskar Radon.
1. /trəˈvərs/, Wade Schuster, July 20–25, 2021
Thesis presentation, July 23 at 2pm via zoom
2. The Four Seasons, Ryan Kitson, July 27–August 1, 2021
Thesis presentation, July 30 at 2pm via zoom
3. In the House of Weird Sisters, Kelsey Hamilton Davis, August 3–8, 2021
Thesis presentation, August 6 at 2pm via zoom
4. The Gallery of Metamorphics, Madison Queen, August 10–15, 2021
Thesis presentation, August 13 at 2pm via zoom
5. Cocooning, Douglas Wiltshire, August 17–22, 2021
Thesis presentation, August 20 at 2pm via zoom
Fuller Rosen Gallery and guest curator Laurel V. McLaughlin are pleased to present The Longest Leg, a solo exhibition of new and recent work by Emmanuela Soria Ruiz on view November 11, 2021 - January 09, 2022. Opening reception November 13 from 6-8pm.
PNCA Faculty Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas exhibit public art, publish an essay and documentary audio.
(Public Domain Photos of Public Domain Seeds)
Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas
The Luminary, St Louis, MO
October 7 - November 1
Curated by Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz
The Low-Residency Visual Studies MFA program is pleased to announce some rites from a spring reckoning, the thesis series featuring solo exhibitions by Kelsey Hamilton Davis, Ryan Kitson, Madison Queen, Wade Schuster, and Douglas Wiltshire at the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture (CCAC) galleries housed within Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) from July 20–August 22, 2021.
The Luminary is excited to announce the seven artists, collectives, and practitioners to be in-residence this summer and fall: Anaïs Duplan, Abigail Lucien, Related Tactics, Andrea Yarbrough, Alden Burke, Emily Gastineau, Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas. After deferring most in-person residencies due to COVID-19 restrictions over the last year, The Luminary will resume its residency program this month with on-site and virtual engagements.
The Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies is pleased to announce our 2021 visiting artists and scholars. Our guests conduct seminars, workshops and have individuale studio visits with the MFA candidates providing a unique and individualized learning experience.