galleryHOMELAND Turns 10 Years Old Today!
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.
Typically Esoteric::June 26th – August 9th
New site specific works by Iva Kinnaird and Bret Shirley.
galleryHOMELAND is pleased to announce the opening of Typically Esoteric. A collection of site specific sculptures and installations focused on environment and surrounding. Through the exploration of materials and space each artist brings forth a fresh collection of works branching further from their original practices.
Iva Kinnaird, recently graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, makes work that celebrates and amplifies the theatrics of destruction, self awareness of danger, and the terrible non action of waiting. Bret Shirley, with his degree from Pratt Institute, works intensely with chemistry, odd and new materials, and its place within its surrounding. Utilizing and revitalizing fabricated or found materials, Shirley creates dazzling and smart installations and sculptural moments. Together Shirley’s and Kinnaird’s works come together to create an impressive and thoughtful environment within the galleryHOMELAND space.
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