A Kind of Movement, Organized By Jay Wehnert

Northeast
When
Nov. 8–29, 2019
Days vary, 9:00am–4:00pm
Where
Portland Art & Learning Studio
4852 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, Oregon

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

The concept of the outsider artist revolves around the essential solitude of the artist and the isolation of their creative life from the conventions and influences of the art world.  As outsiders, they are not aware of art canons and history, nor do they respond or react to art trends or movements. Their art is solely their own. As described by Roger Cardinal, the author of the seminal book Outsider Art, the creative outsider is a “movement of one.”

This joint exhibition, “A Kind of Movement,” organized by Jay Wehnert, of artists from Portland Art and Learning Studios and NIAD Art Center considers and expands this idea of movement.  Each work in its own way contains an aspect of dynamism and motion that propels it towards us. For some it may be deftly expressed in images of vehicles or human and animal forms. For others, movement and motion may be implied as an almost contained potential energy. Still others convey movement as a result of the art’s gestural nature, expressing the artist’s physicality used in its creation. And often it is we, the viewer who is moved, as our senses and perceptions shift and our intellect and emotions are engaged.

Included in the show (on view at NIAD) are works from artists at Portland Art and Learning Studios — Endale Abraham, Tess Bidelspach, Babs Boley, Terrie Bush, Chanel Conklin, Aaron Cunningham, Michael Dorband, Terri Holt, David Hunt, Aaron Hutchinson, Jeannette Mill, Bion Mason, Elmeater Morton, John Mosser, Amy Protz, Sakari, Harold Salsgiver, Matthew Spencer, Brian Teters, Lamont and Williams. Concurrent to the show at NIAD will be an exhibition of NIAD artists, selected by Jay Wehnert, at Portland Art and Learning Studios.

Upcoming Dates & Times

Nov. 14
9am–4pm
Nov. 15
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Nov. 18
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Nov. 19
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Nov. 20
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Nov. 21
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Nov. 22
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Nov. 25
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Nov. 26
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Nov. 27
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Nov. 28
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Nov. 29
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