Archive for February, 2014

Chris Johanson Self(ish) Expression(ism) at Portland Museum of Modern Art

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

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New Drawings. February 15th through March 29th, 2014. 5202 N. Albina Ave. Portland, Oregon 97217. Gallery Hours: 12-7 Daily.

Mike Mills Graphics for ACE Hotel, Los Angeles.

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

The Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles opened in the United Artists Building and historic theater, built in 1927. Commune Design invited us to create a piece of art for each room. Mills designed a set of small placards with people, events, ideas, and facts from 1927. 75 moments in total that contextualize the building in the larger culture in which it was made, and attempting to expose some of the undercurrents to that time that are less recorded.

Barry McGee “Knowing Me, Knowing You” at Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. Curated by Glen Helfand.

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

In countless ways, Asia influences us all. In the Bay Area, and California in general, its influence is particularly visible, thanks to the vibrant range of cultures in this region. Proximities is a trilogy of exhibitions featuring the diverse perspectives of Bay Area-based artists whose work expresses connections, conceptions and interpretations of Asia. Working from various personal proximities to the region—from family heritage to imagined journeys—the artists offer points of departure for contemplating the role of place in contemporary art. Through February 23rd, 2014.