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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Converge 45 Announces 2017 Exhibiting Artists and Venues (Portland, Oregon)
Converge 45 Announces 2017 Exhibiting Artists and Venues
Contemporary Art & Ideas
August 9–12, 2017
presents its second year of programming under the direction of
Inaugural Guest Artistic Director Kristy Edmunds, Executive and Artistic
Director at the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA. Edmunds’
curatorial framework for Converge 45: You in Mind,
brings artists, curators, collectors, and the general public to the
Northwest with the goal of engaging in critical conversations.
Building upon Converge 45’s Artists’ Congress, which in
2016 brought together 21 artists from across the US to participate in
three days of candid conversation, Kristy Edmunds presents new and
existing works by these artists and more to present exhibitions in
Portland. 2017’s participating artists include Lita Albuquerque (CA),
Drew Cameron (CA), Demian DinéYazhi/RISE: Radical, Indigenous,
Survivance & Empowerment (OR), Chris Doyle (NY), Brian Droitcour
with home school (Victoria Anne Reis + manuel arturo abreu) (NY), Tannaz
Farsi (OR), KSMoCA (OR), MK Guth (OR), Ann Hamilton (OH), Stephen Hayes
(OR), Jessie Henson (NY), Jim Hodges (NY), David Horvitz (NY), Chris
Johanson (CA), James Lavadour (OR), Ellen Lesperance (OR), Catherine
Opie (CA), Claire Pentecost (IL), Yassi Mazandi (CA), MSHR (NY),
Jennifer Steinkamp (CA), Storm Tharp (OR), and Sharita Towne (OR).
Exhibition Venues include Disjecta Contemporary Art Center; KSMoCA;
Oregon College of Art and Craft, Hoffman Gallery; PNCA, Center for
Contemporary Art & Culture; Portland Art Museum; Portland Institute
for Contemporary Art; Portland State University, Littman Gallery; Reed
College, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery; and the public realm.
About Converge 45
Converge 45 provides a stimulating environment for artists, collectors,
and scholars, as well as opportunities for the public to discover the
vibrant range of art being produced today. Converge 45 is committed to
making Oregon artists and visual arts institutions more visible and
accessible to local, national and international audiences through
unprecedented collaboration between Portland’s leading arts
institutions, united by a strong curatorial framework Converge 45 Contact: Luisa Adrianzen Guyer email@example.com Public Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Converge 45 is generously supported by MAJOR SPONSOR:
The Ford Family Foundation. ARTISTS’ CIRCLE: The William G. Gilmore
Foundation. FOUNDERS’ CIRCLE: Avalon Trust, Bank of America/Merrill
Lynch/US Trust, Katherine and James Gentry, Juliet Ashby Hillman
Foundation, The Jackson Foundation, Selby and Douglas Key/Key Laser
Institute, Elizabeth Leach, Travel Portland. CURATOR’S CIRCLE: Julie
Allport, Kandis Brewer Nunn, Margaret Gervais Hinshaw, Grace Serbu,
TRUSTID, Kim Tardie, Karen Whitman.PATRON SPONSOR: Alix Meier Goodman
and Tom Goodman, Linda and Scott Andrews, David Pollin, Ann and Mark
Edlen. IN-KIND SPONSOR: AO Public, Alaska Airlines, Art of Catering,
Sign Wizards, TriMet, Vibrant Table.