Summer Show 
&
Skype Sessions

Jesse Durost
Grier Edmundson
Devon Oder
Blair Saxon-Hill
John Sisley
Alex Steckly
Jesse Sugarmann
Nick van Woert
Bobbi Woods

July 9–August 14, 2010


In conjunction with the SUMMER SHOW,
Fourteen30 Contemporary hosts an intimate series of talks in the gallery via Skype.


July 22 – EDMUNDSON/MOTLEY - 6:30PM

Montreal based artist Grier Edmundson discusses his recent work with writer John Motley.

Grier Edmundson’s poignant and evocative oil paintings examine society through the reconstruction of appropriated images, subtly teasing out new questions and perceptions of old ideas and classic problems inherent in our own human centeredness. Edmundson held solo exhibitions in 2009 at both Battat Contemporary in Montreal, and Fourteen30 Contemporary. His work has also been included in recent group exhibitions at De Appel (Amsterdam); Galerie Art Concept (Paris); Power House (Memphis); and Artnewprojects (Berlin.)

John Motley is a writer based in Portland, Oregon. His writing on art has been published in Art Papers, Art in America, Frieze, ArtSlant.com, and The Portland Mercury, where he was visual arts critic from 2005 to 2009. In 2009, he was the recipient of a Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for Short-Form Writing. Most recently, he contributed a catalogue text to Portland artist Tom Greenwood’s exhibition at the CUE Art Foundation in New York, as part of its Young Art Critics program.

July 29 - WOODS/GOMEZ/KENNON - 6:30PM

Artists Bobbi Woods, Sayre Gomez and Brian Kennon sit down and talk with one another, from somewhere in sunny Los Angeles.

Bobbi Woods culls from the glut of ready-made images crowding our collective consciousness, resulting in 2-D and video works that simultaneously bait and beguile. Fourteen30 Contemporary hosted a solo exhibition of Bobbi Woods’ work in the fall of 2009. Woods has recently exhibited at 533, Los Angeles and Actual Size, Los Angeles, and was featured in Vol2/No 3 of ANP Quarterly.

Sayre Gomez creates installations, drawings, and collages that address the most basic formal instincts of art making, born from a practice in which process/form and content are equally important. This spring, Gomez held solo exhibitions at Kavi Gupta (Berlin) and Fourteen30 Contemporary. His work has also been included in exhibitions such as The Informant, Curated by Lia Trinka-Browner,J MOCA, Los Angeles; Other People’s Projects, White Columns, New York; and The Awful Parenthesis, Curated by Aram Moshayedi, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles.

Brian Kennon mines the traditions of rock ‘n’ roll and heavy metal culture in his two works in the exhibition. His work reveals his abiding interest in contemporary book design, page layout and the ephemerality of print media. Kennon the founder and publisher of 2nd Cannons Publications, publishing artist books and multiples, and operates a gallery space under the same name. Kennon’s exhibition Studies for Group Shows will be on view this summer at Steve Turner Contemporary in Los Anegles, and he has exhibited at Mesler&Hug, Los Angeles; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), Los Angeles.

August 5 - JUSTIN LUKE/AVA & TOM GREENWOOD - 6:30PM

Justin Luke joins us from Audio Visual Arts in New York, to talk with Tom Greenwood, visual artist and musician, about the life and work of John Fahey.

Legendary guitarist and iconoclast John Fahey is best known for his adventurous catalog of music. From 1959 until the time of his death in 2001 Fahey released upwards of 40 albums exploring the territory of blues, classical, hillbilly, spirituals, folk, musique concrete, rock, and noise. Lesser known is the fact that he was a fantastic writer in addition to being a hyper productive and explosive painter toward the latter portion of his life, which he spent living in Oregon. This summer, AVA and artist John Andrew present the furiously beautiful paintings of John Fahey.

Justin Luke is the owner of AVA, a for-profit art space in the East Village of New York that has a particular interest in sound. Since 2008 AVA has presented a variety of projects including sound, sculpture, costume, world wide web, minimal drag, painting, chats, flicks, chomps, performance, palabras and once again, the sound.

Portland-based multi-media artist and musician, Tom Greenwood is known for both is passion for collaboration and aversion towards structure and convention. While perhaps most noted for his musical career, founding the band Jackie-O Motherfucker, Greenwood's background is solidly located in the visual arts and his two practices form an undeniably symbiotic relationship.

August 12 – BRAY & SUGARMANN - 6:30PM

Gallery artists Mike Bray and Jesse Sugarmann invite us into the filming of their newest collaborative work.

Mike Bray is an artist, and Co-Founder of Ditch Projects, an artist-run studio, installation and performance space located in downtown Springfield, Oregon. Bray has held solo exhibitions at Crawl Space, Seattle and Portland State University, and his solo exhibition at Fourteen30 Contemporary opens this September.

Artist Jesse Sugarmann, is also a Co-Founder of Ditch Projects in Springfield, Oregon. Later this year, Sugarmann will be exhibiting in both Jerry Rigged, a group exhibit curated by Jan Tumlir at Glendale College in Los Angeles and Made in Oregon at Human Resources, Los Angeles.




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Portland, Oregon 97201
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Saturday    12–5PM
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