Body of Knowledge Part I: Vision

Body of Knowledge Part I: Vision


Opening Reception, Friday June 1oth 6-9pm

Laura Hughes
Michael lauch
Vanessa Kauffman
Bradley Streeper

…Vision seeks to exhibit and examine the evidence of the continual process of searching, synthesizing, and learning. Each artist employs a practice that has evolved from a variety of unique, often personal research paths; whether their inquiry has been into material, performance, installation, or personal interviews. Vision presents paintings, prints, and images from four artists with deeply-researched processes behind the images they create.

Laura Hughes — Site-specific work which re-imagines the physical presence of the space it occupies. From objects to architectural form to the viewer’s body, Hughes’ work heightens our attention to how we visually perceive the residue of the real through light and shadow.

Michael Iauch — New work dealing with the remembered materials of Midwestern masculinity — specifically chewing tobacco, Mt. Dew, and Wrangler jeans.

Vanessa Kauffman — Prints addressing the personal and poetic discoveries made during interviews with blind individuals, evoking and challenging ideas of time, space, thought, communication and the senses.

Bradley Streeper — Paintings built of many layers, in which extraneous information is carved, scraped and peeled away leaving only a hint of the painting’s full history.

BODY OF KNOWLEDGE is a series of three exhibitions curated and presented by Research Club at galleryHOMELAND, sponsored in part by the Historic Ford Building, Widmer Brothers Brewing, and galleryHOMELAND.

About galleryHOMELAND: galleryHOMELAND is a Portland, OR based non-profit arts organization advancing awareness of Portland’s rich cultural community by creating new opportunities and lasting cultural exchange in a unique series of programs focused on exporting local arts and artists and importing national and international art and artists.