Ask Forgiveness::Good Riddance
New Work by Nick Barbee
Ask Forgiveness Sept 12 – Oct 24
Opening Reception Saturday Sept 12 6-9pm
@galleryHOMELAND 2327 Commerce Street #108
Good Riddance Sept 16-Oct 28
Opening Reception Wednesday Sept 16 6-9pm
@ HOMEcore 2010 Commerce Street Unit B ( Facing Franklin )
galleryHOMELAND is proud to present a new installation and solo exhibition of Nick Barbee.
Working within the space, a tabletop maquette represents miniatures of art and spaces that have shaped Barbee’s identity as an artist throughout his history. Working from the experiences of seeing pieces of moving contemporary art from his past galvanized him and drew him to recreate from memory, and arranged these experiences into a labyrinthine fantasy museum. Working from this miniature collage of memories Nick has recreated in actual size and in conversation with this model, several pieces without proper authorization. Better to Ask Forgiveness than Ask Permission.
New Paintings by Nick Barbee
galleryHOMELAND is proud to present this series of paintings at our annex location HOMEcore, within a exhibitions series call The Parlor. The Parlor is a 40 ft wall within HOMEcore that highlights new works to accompany our main exhibition. We are excited to show Nick Barbee’s new paintings for our first opening at our additional location.
Good Riddance -
Despite the apparent futility of examining histories whose outcomes cannot be altered, the ever-changing significance of those histories allows for a continual reevaluation of their meaning. These paintings are a claim on those histories.
HOMEcore is located at 2010 Commerce street Unit B on the back side of the building facing Franklin.
Both exhibitions are an investigation of memory and inherited history.
galleryHOMELAND Turns 10 Years Old!
Today galleryHOMELAND is 10 years old! For a decade galleryHOMELAND has blazed its own trail with its staff making great sacrifices to keep our programming strong and relevant. We’ve traveled the globe, cross pollinated, and championed our local heroes. On this day 10 years ago me and Paige Saez talked of changes to be made in the arts. We agreed to do it and start galleryHOMELAND. With a mid day cheers of an ice cream cone we made it so. So many people to thank! All of my staff of present and past, my boards, all of our artists, collaborators, awesome mayors, civic leaders, significant others, and all our lovely friends…THANK YOU! At the end of this summer we are sad to say we will be closing our Portland location in the Historic Ford Building. We will be sad to not have our HQ there but will still remain as a curatorial element. PDX has our heart always. I tear as I write this for I’m filled with so much love for what we have done and will continue to do. I tear up for I could not in any way done this without your endless support and love. Our love for Portland and Houston will forever be deeply embedded within us. I love you and galleryHOMELAND loves you. An endless thank you to you all.