"The Jaik Faulk paintings we have archived are so good, every few weeks I like to pull them out and stare at them a while. Usually, I’ll look at some detail and feel triggered to remember things about myself I’ve forgotten, but sometimes, Faulk’s work makes me think more about how I would like to be and of the ways I’m in transition."
"For our rotating seasonal scent, we’ve restocked my favorite OLO fragrance, Violet / Leather. It’s the perfect mix of masculine and feminine. The smell is sweet and forgiving.”
"We have these little porcelain pinch pots that Gretchen Vaudt makes that are kind of perfect, the texture is really inviting. They’re light and and come in sets of three. They’re good for storing little pieces of jewelry, and the smaller pinch pot works well for holding salts or herbs while cooking."
As reviewed by our lovely Veronika.
SNEAK PEEK // ANNIE MCLAUGHLIN // “INSIDE-OF”
On view April 25 - June 1, 2014
Opening reception First Friday, May 2 (6 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
NEW IN THE SHOP: DRIFTWOOD FORTS OF THE OREGON COAST
Excited to have this brand new book by James Herman in the shop…
Driftwood Forts of the Oregon Coast
by James Herman 2014 published by Nestucca Spit Press 180 pages, photographs, text, and drawings. $20 First Edition
This book is a complete spiritual, historical and how-to guide, investigating the regional phenomenon of driftwood fort building. Artist and writer James Herman draws on the territory of Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty and the earthworks movement by musing about the collaborative involvement between man, nature and the landscape inherent in this activity. By endlessly classifying and reclassifying each type of driftwood structure (fort), Herman finds that the forts themselves are a vestige onto the primal and endearing qualities of what it is to be human.
A very sweet shout-out from the supercool Ashley Helvey on Sight Unseen…
FIRST FRIDAY, APRIL 4
We will be celebrating with painter Amy Bernstein the release of Nationale14, her exhibition catalog. Please join us for First Friday at the 811 building, we will be here from 6 to 8 p.m.
AMY BERNSTEIN | “NOTES” IMAGES NOW ONLINE
More images on our website and FaceBook page. We will be celebrating Amy Bernstein’s paintings with the release of an exhibition catalog this coming First Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Fun little ad by our intern, Lindsay Kennedy!
OPENING RECEPTION FOR AMY BERNSTEIN TOMORROW 2-5PM
We’re so happy to have Bernstein’s work back at Nationale. Please join us Sunday, March 9 (2 - 5 p.m.) for her opening reception.
I struggle with elements of restraint and freedom, the traits required to be good in the world, to know when to speak and when to celebrate silence. I believe these minimal paintings to be compiled of small moments, to embody notes on existence. My ﬂeshy, reactionary piles of vibrant color in a white space become frail and faulted characters, occasionally talking to one another, interdependent but existing as entities in their own right. As whole works, they vacillate between the histories of philosophy, art, and design, searching for the space in which they will take questions further. They hope for beauty, but are often simply attempts at depicting the unexamined.
Full release HERE.