AB Lobby Gallery

2000 SW 5th Avenue | Art Building, 1st floor | Open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm 

PAST EXHIBITIONS

 

2017-2018 Scholarship Prize Exhibition

October 2-25, 2017

Reception: Friday, October 6, 4-6pm

Artwork by graduate and undergraduate scholarship recipients in the School of Art + Design. The scholarship exhibition will be on view in the Art Building's galleries during most of October and will include paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, video and design work. 

We___. BFA Thesis Exhibition

June 1-16, 2017

Reception: Thursday, June 15, 4-7pm

The School of Art + Design/Art Practice BFA Program 2016-2017 presents We___. the thesis exhibition of its fourteen graduating students. Their diverse practices incorporate painting, sculpture, drawing, video, installation, photography, print and digital media.

American Logs

May 1-11, 2017

Performances: May 1-5, 5-7pm
Reception: Wednesday, May 3, 5-7pm

Gallery Talk: Thursday, May 11, 6pm

Sanderson’s first solo exhibition in Portland, American Logs, deconstructs foundational American myths through performance and sculptureal remnants. Through symbolism, and repetition American Logs binds together the personal and political to untagle the relationship between whiteness and the American ideological mythos.

Fresh! School of Art + Design Foundations Exhibition

March 30-April 7, 2017

Reception: Friday, March 3, 4-7pm

Fresh! School of Art + Design Foundatons Exhibition presents works by students in our Intro to 2D Design, Intro to 3D Design, Drawing I, Digital Media Design, Idead + Form, and Making + Meaning courses.

On view in the AB Lobby Gallery and Autzen Gallery

Curious Methods

February 1-24, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 2, 4-7pm 

Curious Methods is an exhibition of snapshots collaboratively curated and organized by students in the School of Art + Design's BFA Program. The BFA students reached out to a select number of artists with a request for a jpeg image that can contextualize their professional practice in some way. The exhibition presents 8.5"x11" print-outs of these snapshots, allowing viewers to gain insight into these artists' methods of creation and thinking-- while simultaneously presenting a collective picture of the various artistic influences that drive the BFA cohort in their own individual practices. As learning artists, we are curious.

Similarly Different 2016

November 1 - December 4, 2016

Opening reception: Thursday, November 3, 4-7pm

Similarly Different is an ongoing visual dialog between graphic design students at PSU and at the London College of Communications. The project experiments with the visualization of points of view. PSU students traveled to England during the summer of 2016. There they worked collaboratively over a two week period with London counterparts, creating pieces through the medium of letterpress, screenprinting, Risograph, and digital reproduction. The resulting work was exhibited both in London last July and is now in Portland during the month of November.

More info about Similarly Different at similarlydifferent.co

2016-2017 School of Art + Design Scholarship Exhibition

October 3-21, 2016

Reception: Thursday, October 20, 5-7pm

Work from our scholarship winners in our MFA Studio and Social Practice programs will be displayed. 

 

EMERGING/DEVELOPED: 2016 BFA Thesis Exhibition

June 3-10, 2016

Reception: Thursday, June 9, 4-7pm

The School of Art Design presents EMERGING/DEVELOPED, the 2016 BFA Thesis Exhibition featuring our fourteen graduating students. Their diverse practices incorporate painting, sculpture, drawing, video, installation, photography, print and digital media, representing the full breath of the program.
Sarah Calvetti

U.S. v. Calvetti: MFA Exhibition 

May 19–27, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 19, 4-7pm
Gallery Talk: May 26, 5:30-6pm

U.S. v. Calvetti is the investigation of 2 years of an ongoing legal battle regarding Sarah Calvetti’s 10 year prison sentence that resulted from a toxic relationship, manipulation, false reports, false testimonies, and statements taken out of context. Utilizing video, photography, and performance to piece together the disjointed pieces of the story, Calvetti questions how one can arrive at the truth without being present at the scene, yet inherently involved in an event that has forever changed her perception of criminal identity.

K.C.R. Anderson

Dirty Pillows: MFA Project Exhibition 

May 5–13, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 5, 4-7pm
Gallery Talk: May 12, 5:30-6pm

K.C.R. Anderson’s work combines both sculpture and video utilizing tactility and androgynous characters to create a humorous landscape through which to view the play in sex and body awareness. Anderson draws from the universal hilarity of potty humor and the childish need to giggle at genitalia in an effort to make the audience laugh and simultaneously feel the anxiety associated with sex.

After Fields

March 25 - April 8, 2016

Reception: Wednesday, March 30, 7-9:30pm

Themed printmaking portfolio exhibition in conjunction with the Southern Graphic Council International Conference, FLUX: The Edge of Yesterday and Tomorrow, happening Wednesday, March 30-Sunday, April 3, 2016. Portfolio participants considered the historical lineage of the land they occupy and how it is referential to their personal identities.

Co-curated by Ricardo Vicente Jose Ruiz and Amery Sanford
Participants: Amery Sandford, Ricardo Vicente Jose Ruiz, Annalise Natasha Gratovich, Ericka Walker, Ashley Nason, Adrienne Miller, Tyler Cannon, Ky Greeley, Hugh Mater, Jackie Nicholas, Annavitoria Conner, Karalyn Reuben.

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

March 1 - 24, 2016

Opening reception: Tuesday, March 1, 5-7pm 

For this exhibition, artists, poets and writers were asked to respond to the March 5, 2007 bombing of Al-Mutanabbi Street, the “ancient bookseller's street,” where Iraqi writers and intellectuals would congregate to work and converse. During the month of March, thiry-four out of nearly 650 responses gathered will be on display.

This exhibition is sponsored by the PSU Iraqi Student Association

Vital Signs: Selected Works from the
School of Art + Design Foundations Program

February 3 - 26, 2016

Opening reception: Wednesday, February 3, 5-7pm

Vital Signs celebrates the lively energy, enthusiasm, and diversity of voices in the School of Art + Design’s Foundations Program. The work in this show - ranging in media from sculpture to drawing, sound to painting, comics to collage, mixed media assemblages to video - encapsulate the broad range of experiences, materials, and techniques students gain exposure to while in their first year in the School.

I Don't Get It

January 4 - 29, 2016

Reception: Thursday, January 21, 4-7pm
Multiple performances will be featured on the night of the reception 

I Don't Get It (IDGI) is the first in a two part exchange between Portland State University and the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Sponsored jointly by PNCA's Intermedia program and PSU's Time Arts Club, IDGI is a thematic survey of the intersections of art and humor and features graduate, undergraduate, and alumni work from PNCA. Part two, The Artist is Pleasant, will open at PNCA's B10 Gallery February 4th and will feature student work from PSU.

[Image: Katie Piatt, PNCA MFA Alum]

Similarly Different 2015

November 5 - December 4, 2015

Opening reception: Thursday, November 5, 4-7pm

Similarly Different is an ongoing visual dialog between graphic design students at PSU and at the London College of Communications. The project experiments with the visualization of points of view. PSU students traveled to England during the summer of 2015. There they worked collaboratively with students in London on letterpress, screenprinting, Risograph, and pinhole photography pieces over a two week period. The resulting work was exhibited both in London and Portland.

More info about Similarly Different at similarlydifferent.co

School of Art + Design Scholarship Exhibition

October 6 - 30, 2016

Reception: Thursday, October 15, 4-6pm 

Work by scholarship winners from our Studio and Social Practice MFA programs.

Kimberly Sutherland, Roz Crews, Carlin Brown, Kyunju Kim, Amanda Leigh Evans, Sarah-Jasmine Calvetti, and Lauren Moran 

 

2014-15 AB Lobby Gallery Exhibitions

2013-14 AB Lobby Gallery Exhibitions