Feldman Gallery + Project Space Hosts Works from New York’s Printed Matter

March 21, 2011

March 21, 2011

Leslie Miller, External Relations Specialist
Pacific Northwest College of Art
lmiller@pnca.edu 503 821 8959

Becca Biggs, Director of Communications and Public Programs
Pacific Northwest College of Art
bbiggs@pnca.edu 971 255 5511

Feldman Gallery + Project Space Hosts Works from New York’s Printed Matter

Exhibition | Learn to Read Art: A History of Printed Matter
April 7 – June 17, 2011

First Thursday Opening Reception
Thursday, April 7, 2011 6:00 pm
PNCA Main Campus Building, Feldman Gallery + Project Space, 1241 NW Johnson St.

PORTLAND, OR – March 21, 2010 – Pacific Northwest College of Art is pleased to present Learn to Read Art: A History of Printed Matter, curated by AA Bronson, in the Philip Feldman Gallery + Project Space. This exhibition “reading room” presents artist books, editions and ephemera that represent the organization’s history.

Founded in 1976 by a collective of artists and art workers, Printed Matter is recognized as an essential voice in increasingly diversified art world conversations and debates. Chronicling the organization’s early years, photographs of Printed Matter’s downtown storefront document a window exhibit series from the late 1970s and early 1980s as curated by Lucy Lippard. Featured window displays include installations by artists such as Barbara Krueger and Martha Rosler. More unusual editions on view include Mona Hatoum’s Rubber Mat (1996), a silicon floor mat containing cast rubber intestines. Produced by Printed Matter, Hatoum’s mat exemplifies the subversive and pioneering nature of the organization’s creative range.

A non-profit based in New York, Printed Matter is dedicated to the examination and interrogation of the changing role of artists’ publications in the landscape of contemporary art. The organization’s current director Max Shumann will visit PNCA for the opening reception and will deliver a classroom lecture on Wednesday, April 6 at 12:30pm.

Learn to Read: A History of Printed Matter features work by John Baldessari, Liam Gillick, Rodney Graham, Martin Kippenberger, Rita McBride, Yoko Ono, Martha Rosler, Lawrence Weiner and numerous others. The exhibition has previously traveled to P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; Badisher Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany; and MUSAC: Museo de Arte Cotemporaneo, Spain. The exhibition catalog will be available for sale in The Gallery at Museum of Contemporary Craft.

About Feldman Gallery + Project Space
The Philip Feldman Gallery + Project Space is dedicated to the work of national and international contemporary artists. Mounting six exhibits a year for eight-week runs, visiting artists are invited to lecture or participate in student workshops and studio visits, and each show culminates in a First Thursday opening and a Gallery Talk given by the artist and open to the public. Students participate in all aspects of the show, from details of curation to logistics of installation. Through Philip Feldman Gallery exhibitions and events, PNCA collaborates with other art institutions such as the Cooley Gallery at Reed College, and the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art.

About Pacific Northwest College of Art
Since its founding in 1909, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) has become a leader in innovative educational programs that connect students to a global perspective in the visual arts and design. In addition to its nine Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, PNCA offers graduate education with an MFA in Visual Studies and an MFA in Collaborative Design, as well as an MFA in Applied Craft and Design developed in collaboration with the Oregon College of Art and Craft.

PNCA is actively involved in Portland’s cultural life through exhibitions and a vibrant public program of lectures and internationally recognized visiting artists, designers and creative thinkers. With the support of PNCA+FIVE (Ford Institute for Visual Education), the College has a partnership with the nationally acclaimed Museum of Contemporary Craft. For more information, visit www.pnca.edu.