Portland Supply Co. came to visit last month when we were showing Annie McLaughlin’s work. Mikola and Jacquelyn were such fun guests and took sweet photos of our space. An interview with yours truly follows.
Read it HERE.
And like with most interviews, you kind of always want to go back and add more. Here I’d say that besides Britt Howard, I’m inspired in general by all the hard working women in Portland who run their businesses in a non-bitchy, non-shit-talking way, who stay focused on their vision, who kindly support one another, who look stunning day and night. Looking at you Holly Stalder, Giovanna Parolari, Honey Owens, Eloise Augustyn, Hilary Horvath, Maya Rose, Jane Beebe, Megan Arambul-Ficken, Amy Adams!!!!!
LIGHT YEARS | Jake Arcularius, Marshall Scheider, & John Voves
On view July 16 - August 14, 2014
Opening reception Friday, July 18 (6 p.m. - 8 p.m.)
With one hand he sucked a sad poem right out of America onto film…
—Jack Kerouac, 1959. Introduction to The Americans
From 1955 to 1956 Swiss photographer Robert Frank drove across the United States on a Guggenheim Fellowship, snapping the shadows of a shifting nation. The resulting publication, The Americans, forever encapsulated in black and white the stoicism of a people and a landscape caught beneath the crest of unforeseen socio-political change. Frank’s subtle compositions reverberate with an elegiac iconography that continues to impinge upon viewers the melancholic heart of American existence.
The three American photographers on view within the group exhibition Light Years at Nationale offer evocative ties to this monumental series. While highlighting the beloved binaries of a vast nation, the images of Jake Arcularius, Marshall Scheider, and John Vovesultimately transcend specific times and places as homages to the collective, unwritten histories of everyday American life. As reflected within their camera lenses, like within Frank’s mid-century meditations, the roads still beckon, dusty motels and suburban homes still shelter the weary, and, despite our technological prowess, family, religion, and tradition still carry us forward.
Image: Marshall Scheider, Sink in Reno, NV, 2013, archival ink jet print, 11 x 16”
Take 15% off your French purchases this weekend (espadrilles, NUXE, Marseille soap, candy, etc…). Spend $100 or more and get a courtesy Nationale tote (ode to Godard by I Miss You Already & Nationale)
Had a fantastic study visit with represented artist Elizabeth Malaska last week. Here’s a sneak peek of the new work she will be presenting at Nationale this fall. Stay tuned!
Portland artist (and former Nationale volunteer!), Nicole Eriko Smith, is in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign to fund her and partner Donnell Alexander’s joint residency in the Joshua Tree National Park.
Alexander will be doing research to complete his academic paper, “Capitalism and Hip-Hop Mixtape Culture Cool, 1986-Present.” As for Eriko Smith, she will be starting a new body of work based on the Mojave desert. You can find out more about their project below and help them reach their goal. Bonne chance!
Happy to get a re-stock of James Herman’s Driftwood Forts of the Oregon Coast. Perfect summer exploration. And if you want to find out more, James will be at Powell’s this Tuesday, 7/15, to discuss his project and on the coast this coming week as well…
July 12th Siuslaw Public Library Florence, OR 1:00pm
July 15th Powell’s Books (Downtown) Portland, OR 7:30pm
July 17th Seaside Public Library Seaside, OR 7:00pm
July 19th Connie Hansen Garden Lincoln City, OR 7:00pm
All images for William Matheson’s current solo exhibition are now available on our website.
Featured here: Smiling Dog, Endless Ocean, Nighttime Brushstroke, and Cleopatra Bitten by an Asp.
Untitled, 2008, graphite on paper, 6 x 7.75”
Peace Offering (sketch), 2006, graphite on paper, 8.75 x 6.75”
Prue in the Junkyard, 2012, gouache and ink on paper, 6 x 8”
Les Petits Chapeaux Noirs, 2010, gouache and ink on paper, 7 x 9.25”
For a complete list, please email the gallery (firstname.lastname@example.org)