Jason Doize Product Placement curated by FalseFront part of the IN(ter)DEPENDENCE exhibition
Description Storefront windows are meant to display a product, preferably one that can be sold. In mock competition with the high-end shops of Pioneer Place Mall, FalseFront is offering a product that (to our knowledge) no one owns exclusive rights to. Set on a pallet is knowingly simple, and fundamental, diagrammatic packaged products that will be assembled on-site, throughout the run of the exhibit. Unlike the high-end shops, the product isn’t meant to leave the store with a customer, its place is the window display. Creating these products (which we all may remember from childhood) and installing them interconnected, their commerce is the ultimate structural failure––the collapse. www.jasondoize.com
About the Curator FalseFront is an independent, alternative art space positioned in Northeast Portland, which serves primarily for the exhibition and viewing of solo shows by regional contemporary artists. Originally a 1930s neighborhood grocery store, FalseFront’s program allows the emerging artist a month long exhibit away from the normal gallery scene and restraints, as artwork isn’t required “sale-able”. The exhibiting artist is allowed full artistic vision, and any profits generated actively supports the next. www.falsefrontstudio.com
Exhibition Description The IN(ter)DEPENDENCE exhibition points to the emergence, in and around Portland over the last 5 years, of small, independently operated, and self-funded cultural hubs. These creative centers have sprung from garages, sheds, old store fronts, unusual gallery situations, above creeks, and within vacant retail spaces. The cross section of these centers represented in IN(ter)DEPENDENCE have introduced exciting new levels of refinement, fresh inspiration, and consistency into the familiar DIY sensibility the Northwest is known for.
Each space or curator participating was asked to nominate an artist or collaborative group to represent them in them in the IN(ter)DEPENDENCE exhibition.