[Local events] Eclipse: sound installation by John Berendzen & David Abel

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Fri Jul 28 11:48:43 PDT 2006


Eclipse

A sound installation by John Berendzen and David Abel

August 3 through September 3

Light & Sound Gallery
Portland Art Center
Free admission

Opening reception: First Thursday, August 3, 6:00 - 10:00 pm

Artist's talk: Thursday, August 24, 7:00 pm

In the ten-channel sound installation Eclipse, text and vocals by David 
Abel are harmonically and spatially treated by composer and electronic 
sound designer John Berendzen.

Portland Art Center
32 NW 5th Avenue (at Couch, downtown)
503-236-3322 www.portlandart.org
Gallery hours: Wed. - Sun., 12:00 - 6:00 pm

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Also opening August 3, and on exhibit through September 3 at Portland 
Art Center:

Main Gallery

Focus Group
Installation by Houston

Focus Group is a selection of sculptures, photographs and video from a 
series called Market Penetration, begun in 2003. The work is produced by 
"Houston" a logo, a brand, a group or an individual. The work has the 
look and feel of consumer-grade mass-production, and along with the logo 
on each piece, suggests "product." Like a product line, the pieces share 
a color palette, materials and textures. They act as props arranged to 
create a narrative, a psychological space, a sense of a ritualistic 
moments caught in stasis. The elements diagram the American Spirit, 
through the form of 'product' and branded experience.

Waiting Room
Installation by Scott Wayne

Waiting Room is composed of 39 axes lodged into the ceiling. The space 
below will remain open, taunting a viewer to experience 39 axes hovering 
12 feet above. The axes will be installed into a 12ft x 12ft section of 
the ceiling.


Open Space Gallery

Art Media Employees: Past and Present

David Mosher, one of the owners of Art Media, has made contact with many 
of the past employees, many who are still working artists, for an 
exhibit of their work. Past employees will be joined by Art Media’s 
current employees, who’s art you often see in the Art Media Employee 
Window Gallery on 9th and Yamhill.





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