Alumni & Friends News
Exhibitions through May 30, 2010. PORTLAND2010 is a biennial exhibition of contemporary work signicant to Portland’s art landscape. The work of eighteen Oregon visual and performance-based artists, including PSU faculty and alumni Pat Boas, Holly Andres, Damien Gilley, Shelby Davis, and Crystal Schenk, will be featured in part of a group show. Curated by Cris Moss, PORTLAND2010 will be presented by Disjecta and spread to satellite venues: Rocksbox, IFCC, Marylhurst Art Gym, Templeton Building, Elizabeth Leach Gallery and Alpern Gallery. Call 503-725-3334 for additional information.
MFA Alumni Pat Boas at the Art Gym, Marylhurst Univeristy
Review by Sue Taylor, Art in America
December 31, 2009
OUTLOOK: 2nd Annual Alumni Exhibition presents recent Art Graduates 2005 - 2009 | Juried by James Yood
Exhibition Dates: November 5 - 27, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 7, 2009 | 5-9 pm
Participating Alumni Artists: Justin Auld, Gordon Barnes, Carly Bodnar, Christopher Clother, Varinthorn Christopher, Posie Currin, Shelby Davis, Greg Delapaix, Frank Mathew, Xtal Giarth, Tobias Greiner, Shelley Hershberger, Maryetta Jacques Bietz, Verity Kent, Namkirn Khalsa, Michelle Liccardo, Alanda Lozano, Dele Mercier, Yasha Renner, Ben Rosenberg, Mandee Schroer, Kentree Speers, Jasmine Swisher, Nishiki Tayui.
Crystal Schenk MFA '07 and Shelby Davis MFA '08
Milepost 5, Current Resident Artists
Their proposed sculpture—a life-size semi-truck cab constructed out of drywall—will be on display and open to the public in early November. The project is their first artistic collaboration.
“(The semi-truck) simultaneously represents freedom and movement to us, in conjunction with dominance and waste,” Schenk said. Drywall used in the project was reclaimed from past projects.
About Crystal Schenk: A 2007 Master of Fine Arts graduate from Portland State University, Schenk won the International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award in 2006. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in Switzerland, New York, Chicago, and Portland. She teaches at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland State University, and Portland Community College.
About Shelby Davis: Originally from South Carolina, Davis is a multimedia artist who focuses on sculpture and often incorporates found materials. He has had solo shows in the Carolinas and in a variety of Portland venues, and with his collaborative arts group, PAINTALLICA!, his work has been shown at Portland’s Time-Based Arts festival, as well as in Los Angeles and Tennessee.
Karen Esler, BA 2001, PSU; MFA, Vermont College
Augen Gallery, Desoto Building
716 N.W. Davis
Portland, Oregon 97209
Exhibition Dates: September 1 - 25, 2009
Opening Reception: First Thursday, September 3, 5:30 - 8:30 pm