[Local events] FWD: Reading.Writing, 8/5 through 9/9

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Tue Jul 26 23:25:17 PDT 2011

/Is writing an answer to why?
By reading do we know why?
Is there an appreciable difference between writing and reading?
/     Bordowitz, Gregg. /Volition/. (New York: Printed Matter, 2009. 141.)

August 5 through September 9, 2011

2505 SE 11th, Portland, OR

Abra Ancliffe    Lindsay AuCoin    derek beaulieu (Calgary)    Justin 
Bland   Pat Boas
Sean Joseph Patrick Carney    Patrick Collier    Carmen Denison    Emily 
Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson Paulsen    Sarah Greig (Montreal)    Sydney S. 
Sam Korman    Katarina Petrovic'  (Belgrade)    McIntyre Parker (San 
Lisa Radon    Helen Reed    Namita Gupta Wiggers

Contact: Lisa Radon     lisaradon at gmail.com     503 970 5421

*Opening Reception*
/////Friday, August 5, 2011 6-9 PM/
*Panel: Reading Art, Writing Art*
/////  Saturday, August 13, 1 PM/
*Curator Talk  (as part of regular Research Club Brunch)*
/////  Sunday, August 28, 12 PM/
*Poetry Reading  (David Abel, Rodney Koeneke, Lisa Radon, James Yeary)*
/////  Thursday, September 1, 7 PM/

*Reading.Writing.* is an exhibition about the intersections between the 
practices of reading and writing and art making. It is the möbius strip 
where writing is a kind of reading is a kind of writing ?. On August 5, 
2011 *Reading.Writing.* opens at galleryHOMELAND, the Ford Building 
(2505 SE 11th, corner of SE 11th and Division), with a reception from 
6-9 PM. The exhibition includes work by 18 artists from Portland, San 
Francisco, Calgary, Belgrade, and Montreal working in video, print, 
paint, sculpture, embroidery, photography, and publication. The 
exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue with an essay from Anne 
Marie Oliver and a poem by David Abel.

These artists (and the poets among them) variously may employ reading as 
excavation where words are readymades. They may approach writing (or 
erasing) as drawing, as a way of drawing out, thinking-through, as 
enactment. They know that the edit and the metaphor are perhaps where 
writing and reading have the greatest overlap with the rest of art. For 
the artists of Reading.Writing. reading may be an act of divination, of 
taking a reading. It may be an act of categorization, a way of making 
sense (or nonsense). It may be reading into the meanings of the meanings 
of words we read. Writing may be translation (into word or alternate 
symbol). For these artists reading and writing can be about everything 
but the meaning of the words or even the words themselves.

*Reading.Writing.*, curated by Lisa Radon, is part of the BODY OF 
KNOWLEDGE summer 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.

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.

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