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Erica Hitzman, “Spill 42365-26425,” acrylic on canvas, 34” X 71,” 2015.
When: July 5-30, 2016
Opening: Thursday, July 7, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Blackfish Gallery: 420 NW 9th Ave., Portland, OR 97209
Contact: 503-224-2634 or firstname.lastname@example.org | www.blackfish.com
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
PORTLAND, Ore. – Where will visual art take us in the next decade? A glimpse of the future can be gleaned this month at Blackfish Gallery as some of Oregon’s newest and most gifted makers unveil their work in the 21st Annual Recent Grads Showcase.
Thirty graduating artists, selected by the art faculties of their respective schools, present work in photography, sculpture, painting, artist books and more. The show offers an opportunity for viewers to see what themes resonate with millennial artists (feminism, sexuality, identity, relationships, the grocery store as metaphor, to name a few) and get a sense of how the art object may be altered going forward.
Blackfish organizes and sponsors the recent grads exhibition each year because it is committed to supporting arts education and providing a springboard for Oregon’s emerging artists.
Erica Hitzman, Donni Later Eastern Oregon University • Chandler Brutscher, Nicole Williford George Fox University • Camilla Radoyce, Mayumi Warren Lewis & Clark College • Kristin Miller, Jana Purington Linfield College • Katrina Almanza, Michelle Ashley Marylhurst University • Heather Lowe, Angelica Yudasto Oregon College of Art and Craft • Kaitlyn Carr, Nicki Silva Oregon State University • Ryan Patrick Krueger, Hazel Miller Pacific Northwest College of Art • Emily Miller, Janae Sargent Pacific University • Kyle Lee, Jennifer Vaughn Portland State University • Gita Castallian, Abigail Cox Reed College • Anja Dubois, Trevis True Southern Oregon University • Krista Heinitz, Rachel Widomski University of Oregon • Elizabeth Kowash, Rosemary Winslow Western Oregon University • Mara Brashem, Laura Cannon Willamette University
Donnie Later’s “Layers of My Life,” mixed media, 2016.
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