Monday, June 30, 2014

July 1 Get Real or Get Faux

Artist Philip Guston died in 1980. He was a contemporary of Pollock, Rothko and Klein in New York. He rejected abstract expressionism and the moneyed gallery world in the late 1960's and turned to political illustration-style work. Many artists have done the same since 2008, and some are working in socially conscious social practice art today.

Musician Neal Morgan became excited about Guston's work and it illustrates one of his 12 inch recording jackets. Morgan gives a talk about the artist and the work tonight.

Details and background at

At the Portland Museum of Modern Art inside Mississippi Records 5202 N Albina Map 8PM Free

We don't like comedy. Not that it is all bad, mysoginistic, insulting and racist. But that it is too much work to find the good bits, the bits that move the world forward in a good way. Nonetheless, here is something that might be fun, PowerPoint Karaoke. Bri Pruett, Mike Merrill, Marcus Estes, Paul Schlesinger and Andrew Michaan have made PowerPoint decks on assigned somewhat ridiculous topics. Tonight they will be randomly given someone else's deck to present. You can see more about it on the Holocene website. At Holocene 1001 SE Morrison 8:30PM Free