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20th Annual Recent Graduates Show

Genevieve Gaudreau’s “Simplicity 9806,” serigraphy and mixed media, 40″ x 108″ (2015).

“Simplicity 9806,” serigraphy and mixed media, 40″ x 108″ (2015), by EOU graduate Genevieve Gaudreau.

20th Annual Recent Graduates Show

Featuring the work of Oregon’s top BFA and MFA grads

  • June 30 – August 1, 2015
  • Opening: Thursday, July 2, 2015 | 6–9 p.m.
  • Blackfish Gallery: 420 NW 9th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 | 503-224-2634
  • Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Contact: director@blackfish.com | www.blackfish.com

June 10, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. – Define oneself or show others the way? The great thing about being an artist is that you can do both, simultaneously, and the 20th Annual Recent Graduates Show at Blackfish Gallery is one of the best places to see this phenomenon in action.

The exhibit juxtaposes ageless themes such as dread, anxiety and courage; loss, imagination and transcendence; and process and change in the natural world with more present day concerns, like social boundaries in public transit and the value of gardening and cooking.

How are cultural narratives created and what is the role of institutional authority in framing perceptions of reality? How are expectations and ideals of women embedded in cultural language? How can photography be a form of automatic drawing and what does that say about the nature of photographic reproduction? You’ll find Oregon’s top art school grads grappling with these and many more questions in this one-of-a-kind exhibit.

Blackfish Gallery has sponsored the Recent Graduates exhibit for 20 years and counting to support hardworking, emerging artists and arts education.

Participating artists and institutions

Eastern Oregon University
Genevieve Gaudreau

George Fox University
Alyssa Andrews
Annelise Koeth

Lewis & Clark College
Liz Finch
Malcolm Hecht

Linfield College
Taryn Takara
Maya Luque

Marylhurst University
Alyx Brennan
Sara Webb

Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC)
Amanda Harris
Emma Weber

Oregon State University
Stirling Gorsuch
Sharlene Fagersten

Pacific University
Michael Zane
Stephanie Abraham

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
Erin Marshall
Cate Andrews

Portland State University (PSU)
Maggie Heath
Pam Minty
Reed College
Austen Weymueller
Kaori Freda

Southern Oregon University
Kelly Brand
The Bad Girls Club (Rebecca Hanley, Olivia Merkle-Lawler, Kelly Brand, and Kate Holub)

University of Oregon
Alex Krajkowski
Jessie Rose Vala

Western Oregon University
Eric Loftin
Tyler Brumfield

Willamette University
Brita Ness
Michaelanne Foster