Neither Higher Nor Lower Opening Friday

My last solo art show in PDX in a loooong time opens on Friday at Nationale. 6-9
Here’s the info:
Sarah Gottesdiener presents new work at NATIONALE, with contributors Jenstar Brockman, Michelle Calvert, Lacy Davis, Kaetlin
Kennedy, Aaron Montaigne & Publication Studio
“One of the temptations of an artist is to believe himself solitary….But this is not true. He stands in the midst of all, in the same rank,
neither higher nor lower, with all those who are working and struggling. This is why any authentic creation is a giſt to the future.”

—Albert Camus, The Artist and His Time

Over the course of the last few months, Gottesdiener asked four other artists to give her instructions for living. Each time, she took their advice for the duration of one week, and then made art from the ideas their directions had inspired. This process culminated with a ritual involving all parties and designed to charge their creative energy.

The work presented here, which includes photographs, paintings, silkscreens, and books published by Publication Studio, intends to be a celebration of collaboration, inspiration, friendship, and the energy of action and living.

Sarah Gottesdiener is an artist and musician from Hartford, CT, now living in Portland, OR. Primarily a painter, her practice also includes fashion design, sculpture, print making, curating, writing, party throwing, installation, music, and graphic design. Her visual work has been shown extensively in Portland, as well as in San Francisco, New York, Miami, Amsterdam, and Canada. With remarkable co-organizer Jenny Hoyston, she throws the art happening Art Party at Branx every month. Gottesdiener also plays percussion and sings in the bands Matrimony and Atole. This exhibit will be her last in Portland for a while as she will be attending CalArts to obtain her masters of graphic design this fall.

On view July 2nd – August 1st, 2010
Opening reception First Friday July 2nd, 6/9pm
Artist talk and presentation Thursday July 15th, 7pm (as part of our membership events)
811 East Burnside
Portland, OR

And here are some peeks:

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One Response to Neither Higher Nor Lower Opening Friday

  1. magdalen says:

    gorgeous, beautiful show… everybody should get their butts down there this month.

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