I spoke with Howard Fonda on Friday, August 2nd, the morning his exhibition Carry Me opened at SPACE. We discussed the ethics of blurring boundaries between categories in contemporary art, the nature of change within traditions of art making, and how the desire to forefront the formal connections across artworks in the show is also a form of institutional critique.
Minivan is the electropop drag project of Ron Shalom. Living in a realm between music, performance art, and theatre, Minivan deploys live-controlled custom lights, instructional dance, costumes, and advertisements to navigate seven distinct character transformations.
We are so excited to launch a commemorative publication of five years of the Kindling Fund (Download the full 12.7MB PDF here), including an appendix of information about the grant and how to apply this year. The application portal will be open on August 1st and applications will be due on Sunday, October 20th at 11:59pm. Stay tuned for a full schedule of the Information Sessions we will host at...
SPACE is proud to announce the hires of Lia Wilson as Engagement Manager and Geneviève Beaudoin as Communications Coordinator in two new positions for the organization. “These new hires will help sustain the connection between artists and audiences,” said Executive Director Kelsey Halliday Johnson. “Both Lia and Geneviève are significant members of Portland's contemporary creative community...
Brendan Shea’s work takes form through painting and installation. Shea explores themes of familiarity, queerness, materiality, and rhetoric. Shea’s installation “<3 <3 <3” is up in the window of SPACE from now through April 26th. In this interview, Shea talks childhood, socialization, coded imagery and modernist tactics
Raven Chacon is a composer, performer and installation artist from Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation. As the current Artist-in-Residence here at SPACE, he will be performing this Monday, April 1st in collaboration with two other local artists Sterile Garden and Nadia. In this interview, Raven speaks about community, collaboration, and pushing the boundaries of music. What brings you...
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