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Corey Arnold: Fish-Work from Nemo Design on Vimeo.
StudioNemo stopped by the Charles A. Hartman Fine Art Gallery this week to check out the work of Portland’s Corey Arnold. Make sure to stop by Dec. 4th for the opening ceremony and meet Corey in person. 134 NW 8th Avenue Portland, OR.

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Daniel Sharp, The Freedom Wheels
Friday August 1st, 2008 through Friday August 29th, 2008
1st Friday Reception: August 1st, 2008, 6-9pm

Daniel Sharp’s series The Freedom Wheels is “a collection of photographs taken from 2003-present, many a documentary of my travels pedaling trough Europe and India where I discovered the world is already traveling by bike. Through these photographs I hope to celebrate the act of bike riding, to inspire the discovery that bicycling is freedom in so many ways. Whether it’s racing, touring or spinning around town, it’s all bike riding and I love all its forms.”

Pushdot Studio
1021 SE Caruthers St.
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 224-5925
www.pushdotstudio.com
Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am to 5:00pm

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Our friends in sister city Burlington, VT. are presenting a solo by Dave Kinsey; Paper Trail.

Dave Kinsey was born in Pittsburgh in 1971 and attended the Art
Institute of Pittsburgh and the Art Institute of Atlanta before moving to California in 1994 to pursue a career as a designer and fine artist. His work captures the universal essence of the human condition mainly through an energetic portrayal of urban figures. Working spontaneously, and utilizing a range of mediums, he constructs multi-layered, textured environments easily likened to the complexities of contemporary life. His portraits depict beings who are both triumphant in their defiant stance to their surroundings, and tragic, as they transmit a visual display of raw emotion and jangled nerves. The style and substance of his body of work originates in street art, and in keeping with his goal “to expose as many people to art as possible and to honor the power art has when it’s created and accepted”, Kinsey founded BLK/ MRKT Gallery in 2001, allowing him to provide a crossroads for a new movement of young and electrifying iconoclasts. In addition to these pursuits his fine art has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide, among these a recent exhibition at the URBIS Museum in Manchester and Art Brussels in Belgium. He has also been featured in such publications as The New York Times, Black Book and BLK/MRKT One and Two, and invited to speak at numerous institutions such as The Art Center College of Design, UCLA, Montserrat College of Art and most recently, the Semi-Permanent conference in Sydney, Australia.

Seth and Skye
Pursuit Gallery
One Steele Street, Suite 125
Burlington, VT 05401
802.862.3883

www.pursuitgallery.com

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Another little tidbit from nyc…

Here are some pics from the Leo Kesting Gallery. Ironically, my favorite gallery show I visited in NYC happened to be work from the lovely and talented Jonny Fenix (living right here in portland, or). The rocking gun is amazing! And Jon Benet Ramsey, Jesus riding a bronco, the purple tiger!!!! I love it all. I hope you all enjoy these pics. 

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Poking around the net this morning as I watch it rain, again, even though the scientific weather man promised sun. How he gets to keep his job despited making mistakes in forecasting has me scratching my head. Thank goodness he isn’t a doctor. I am watching a CSI type science show and the showcased an MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging). That made me think about this photo lab job I had in Albany, New York with GE, where we processed film of the MRI experiments they were doing at the R&D center. I always wanted to share it with friends and it passed the question, was it art?

Gary Schneider has crossed that line. The Warehouse Gallery opened its first solo exhibition with work by Gary Schneider titled genetic self-portrait. The show included 55 photo-based works that Schneider produced when he was offered a chance to create a new body of work inspired by the Human Genome Project (HGP). The HGP, a scientific race to uncover the mysteries of DNA, began formally in the 1990s and was completed in 2003. During that period, Schneider was able to collaborate with a number of scientists and was given access to advanced imaging systems from electron microscopes to x-ray machines.
Photography is so science oriented. The chemicals, the math, ratios all speak to science before art.
Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, who created the first permanent photograph with a camera obscura in 1827, was an inventor, not an artist. He aided the now more famous Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre with the creation of the daguerreotype, which was unveiled in 1839. William Henry Fox Talbot, inventor of negative/positive photography back in the 1830s, was a leading authority on optics and theoretical mathematics.The relationship between art and science in photography has endured. Take Harold Edgerton, who always insisted his now famous high-speed pictures were not art. But people decide for themselves and some of his images, like “Milkdrop Coronet” (1957), are collected and shown simply for their beauty, not for the advances they made in making new things visible to the eye.
Gary Schneider pen light light technique style is stark, sometimes grotesque. He has spoken of trying to get beyond the mask, a kind of posed face, that people offer to the camera.
Is it art?

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Shayla Hason showcased her “Hope is a Muscle” show at the Nemo studio Friday night. One of the bands from the Rock and Roll camp for Girls, played a set. BluBird, played Little Lemon Yellow and I thought Shayla was going to cry.

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Born June 17, 1949, in Pomona CA., Edward Curtiss Colver (a third-generation Southern Californian) was named after his twelve-times removed great-grandfather, who arrived in the U.S. from Cornwall England in 1635.

Edward is essentially a self taught artist; his brief formal training occurred during night classes at UCLA, where he studied beginning photography with Eileen Cowin.

Three months after he began taking photographs, Edward had his first photo published: an image of artist Johanna Went, featured in Bam magazine. Since then he has shot for dozens of record labels including EMI, Capitol, and Geffen. His photographs have been featured on more than 250 album covers and include some of the most recognizable and iconic covers of the late 20th century. In 2006 he published a book about the Amercian punk rock scene, Blight at the End of the Funnel.

Colver has not watched TV since 1979. He currently lives in a 1911 Craftsman House in Los Angeles with his wife Lani.

In August, Freshjive will be hosting a photography exhibit of renowned photographer Edward Colver’s more obscure work at the Reserve Store. Edward was one of the best and most prolific photographers during the late 70’s and early 80’s Los Angeles music scene and beyond. Along with the exhibit will be a release of special edition t shirts. Stay tuned.

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