Converge 45 is pleased to announce the collaborating institutions for its inaugural 2016 season. The following arts spaces will play host to satellite exhibitions throughout July and August as the beginning of Artistic Director and Guest Curator Kristy Edmund’s conceptual think-tank, You in Mind:

WK GALLERY, WIEDEN + KENNEDY
224 NW 13th Ave., Portland, OR 97209
Visitors’ Weekend: July 29: 2 – 6 pm; July 30 – 31, 10 am – 6 pm
Aug 1 – 19: M-F 9 am – 6 pm; SAT 12 – 4 pm
free and open to the public

E & A EMPATHY AFFECT

Exploring Kristy Edmunds’ framework of You in Mind, Converge 45 presents an exhibition of works by artists exploring the signs and symbols of our era.

Curated by Meagan Atiyeh, Mack McFarland, and Stephanie Snyder.

DOUGLAS F. COOLEY MEMORIAL ART GALLERY, REED COLLEGE
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland, OR 97202
July 26 – 31, Noon – 5 pm
free and open to the public
Special viewing and conversation for pass holders: July 31, Noon – 1 pm

NORTHWEST DREAMING: POSTWAR SUBJECTIVITY AND THE IMAGE OF THE ARTIST

In 1952, ethnographic filmmaker Robert Gardner created a portrait of Northwest painter and spiritualist Mark Tobey that positions the artist inside of his work as an exploratory subject. Northwest Dreaming continues Gardner’s experiment by exhibiting the film amidst a body of postwar paintings that navigate the interior life of the artist-self.

Curated by Stephanie Snyder, John and Anne Hauberg Curator and Director.

PORTLAND ART MUSEUM
1219 SW Park Ave., Portland, OR 97205
July 23 – Nov 13, 2016
TUE/WED/SAT/SUN 10 am – 5 pm; THU/FRI 10 am– 8 pm
with regular museum admission
Special viewing for pass holders: July 30, 9:30 – 10:30 am

JOSH KLINE: FREEDOM

Widely recognized as one of the most influential artists of his generation, Josh Kline (American, b. 1979) focuses on the ways technological innovations affect politics, labor, and the human body. Josh Kline: Freedom examines politicians, protest movements, and surveillance tactics in our digital age. Employing sculpture, video, and installation, Kline ruminates on the effects of economic downturn, the ongoing war on terror, and the visible and invisible means of control that corporations, governments, and police forces exercise today. Freedom asks us to confront the recent past and its repercussions, while contemplating our roles as citizens in this pivotal moment when the uses of technology and data, notions of privacy, and the social order quickly shift around us.

Josh Kline: Freedom is Curated by Sara Krajewski, The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and marks the relaunch of the Museum’s Miller Meigs Series of contemporary art exhibitions.

CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART AND CULTURE, PACIFIC NORTHWEST COLLEGE OF ART (PNCA)
511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR 97209
June 15 – Aug 15, 2016
TUE– SAT, 11 am – 6 pm
Artist Talk: June 15, 2016, 7 – 8 pm
free and open to the public
Special viewing for pass holders: July 30, 5:30- 6:30 pm

DAVID HORVITZ: THE STUDIO RENT EDITIONS: 2010 – ONGOING

This exhibition marks the first time Horvitz’s Studio Rent Editions have been shown publicly. Says the artist: “Maybe it was a photograph turned into a postcard, or some photocopies, or a text-work, or a LaserJet print, a watercolor of a flower I stole while walking down the street, or an envelope of sand from a California beach. Maybe a rock from Death Valley, some bronze shavings from a sculpture being polished, messed up screen prints, a polaroid of my hand touching Marcel Duchamp’s grave in Rouen, France, two polaroids of the sky taken one minute apart, or a polaroid of the view of the Pacific Ocean from a cliffside in Humboldt County, California at the exact same latitude line as my studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn…” Beginning just after his graduation from Bard College, where he received an MFA, Horvitz began making a small edition of ten works, which would be sold for 1/10 of his studio rent price each month.

Horvitz has produced numerous books and exhibited internationally, including at the The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; MoMA, New York; Brooklyn Museum, New York; Blum & Poe, Los Angeles; New Museum, New York, NY; EVA International, Limerick City, Ireland; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark; Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga, House of Electronic Arts, Basel, Switzerland; The Kitchen, New York, NY; Surrey Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA; Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.

Curated by Mack McFarland, Director of PNCA Center for Contemporary Art & Culture.

DOROTHY LEMELSON INNOVATION STUDIO, PACIFIC NORTHWEST COLLEGE OF ART (PNCA)
511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR 97209
Visitors’ Weekend: July 29: 11am – 6 pm; July 30 11 am – 6 pm, July 31 11am – 2pm
July 18 – Aug 6, Thursday – Saturday, 11 am – 6 pm
free and open to the public

BRUCE NAUMAN: LANGUAGE BODY

Language Body mines the collection of the Jordan D. Schnitzer Family Foundation and presents fifteen works that showcases two elemental components found in the oeuvre of Bruce Nauman, anatomy and text. Beginning in the late 1960’s Nauman has forged a sensibility in his work where he puns upon the unstable nature of language and flesh, colliding these materials into a swirl of humor and insight.

Language Body is part of The Jordan D. Schnitzer Exhibition and Visiting Artist Lecture Series and will be co-presented with Converge 45.