The artwork featured in this exhibition was created by a selection of advanced sculpture students at Portland State University. The students were all members of a class that specifically explored the topic of context as it relates to contemporary sculpture. As a starting point for this exhibition, students were invited to respond to the unique physical and contextual features of Place's Black gallery, as well as the nature of the greater space it is within — a shopping mall. The work presented in this exhibition is a culmination of this class.
About the School of Art + Design at Portland State University
With over 1,400 undergraduate majors, a vibrant and growing graduate program, a dedicated faculty of internationally recognized artists, designers and scholars and a dynamic visiting artist program, PSU's School of Art and Design is a place where students from a variety of backgrounds interact, exchange ideas and cross conventional aesthetic boundaries. Supported by an acclaimed urban university and part of the College of the Arts, the School of Art + Design is located close to the Portland Art Museum, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, the Northwest Film Center, and major downtown galleries and design firms. Whether in the studio, computer lab, lecture hall, or working in the community via internships, service projects, exhibitions and collaborations, our students have the opportunity to forge connections between traditions of visual art and their own developing expression.
Maureen Gates Ryan Linden Kayleigh Nelson Heather Palmer Lyla Rowen Samantha Ryan Tim Stinchcomb Joel Stotesbery Brett Wilson Michelle Wood
Curated by: Erik Geschke, Assistant Professor of Art, Portland State University