event / 2016

Presenting Partners’ Exhibitions

Converge 45 is an unprecedented collaboration between the major art institutions and galleries in Portland. Converge 45’s public program included three exhibitions organized by Converge 45 and partner institutions in direct response to Kristy Edmunds’ curatorial theme of YOU IN MIND.

Converge 45 also partnered with art organizations who independently organized exhibitions that shared and extended Converge 45 ideas.

Bruce Nauman: Language Body

"Bruce Nauman: 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.

Portland Art Museum

  “Josh Kline: Freedom” July 23 – November 12, 2016 Portland Art Museum 1219 SW Park Ave.   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


  “David Horvitz: The Studio Rent Editions: 2010 – Ongoing” Jun 15, 2016 – Aug 15, 2016 Pacific Northwest College of Art Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design 511 NW Broadway (Artist Lecture: June 15, 2016, 6:00-8:00 pm)   This exhibition marks the first time Horvitz’s Studio Rent Editions have been shown publicly. Says the artist: “Maybe it was a

The Cooley Gallery, Reed College

  “Northwest Dreaming: Postwar Subjectivity and the Image of the Artist” Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd. 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