FANCY GHOSTS: ARTIST RECEPTION

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Fancy Ghosts

Don’t miss the artist reception for Fancy Ghosts: works in handmade paper by Gary A. Hanson and Jennifer J. Woodward of Pulp & Deckle, a papermaking studio in the St. Johns neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. The work is on view in Back Matter Gallery through July 25, and the artist reception will be held on Friday, June 26 from 5 to 7 pm. Please join us! It will be a very exciting night, as the reception for 23 Sandy Gallery’s international juried exhibition Hello Hedi will be taking place in the front gallery at the same time.

PULP & DECKLE: FANCY GHOSTS JUNE 5—JULY 25

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Fancy Ghosts

Fancy Ghosts is a collaborative series utilizing the techniques of watermarks in handmade paper. Created by Gary A. Hanson and Jennifer J. Woodward of Pulp & Deckle, the series touches on themes of conscious consumerism, mindfulness, and our desire to both capture and be present in the moment.

Pulp & Deckle is an artisanal papermaking studio located in the St. Johns neighborhood of Portland, Oregon and is part of the c3:initiative’s studio incubator.

NANCY PRIOR’S OCEAN ETCHINGS: CLOSING RECEPTION

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Nancy Prior Reception

Nancy Prior’s series of etchings and photographs was created during a residency at the Sou’wester Lodge, a historic lodge and collection of vintage travel trailers in Long Beach, WA. A soft etching ground was applied to four copper plates that were thrown in the ocean at high and low tides. The series documents the process.

Nancy Prior is multidisciplinary artist who makes prints because the process allows for, and sometimes demands, waiting. Waiting for things to get wet, to dry, to soak overnight, to be etched and agitated, slows down the hectic process of trying to attach ideas to paper.

On display now at Back Matter Gallery.
ARTIST RECEPTION: Saturday, May 30, 5 to 7 pm.

NANCY PRIOR: OCEAN ETCHINGS MAY 1—MAY 30

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Nancy Prior

A series of etchings and photographs by Nancy Prior will be on display in Back Matter from May 1 to May 30. Nancy Prior is the director of No. 2 Print Shop, an artist collective and printmaking studio in SE Portland. She also collaborates on a project with Adam Moser called LIKEWISE, a bar that exists to support artists and their practice, and home of the first ever bartender in residency program.

PLAY, WONDER, & HUMOR: DR. BOB PLINY

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Dr. Bob Pliny

For a refreshing perspective on what is too often considered trivial, take a moment and listen to this podcast on the important, far-reaching, and sometimes surprising benefits of play. Now, with these insights in mind, come lose yourself for a while in the vibrant world of Dr. Bob Pliny, who, through effusive use of text and image, contemplates the nature of being, how we see ourselves and others, and our place in the world.

I have come to feel that the most effective way to approach the study of being is to do it with an attitude of childlike wonder and joy. —Dr. Bob Pliny

On display now at Back Matter Gallery.
ARTIST RECEPTION: April 25, 5 to 7 pm.

A RAMPAGE OF MUD & BOULDERS

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A Rampage of Mud & Boulders

A Rampage of Mud and Boulders is an exploration of place. The stories are a mix of fictionalized history and personal narrative spun from small town urban legends and tall tales. With these broadsides, I hoped to capture and honor the quirky and unique personalities contained within the mundane, everyday nature of life. —Clare Carpenter