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The 2014 PSU - MFA in Contemporary Art Practice – Studio Practice - Individual Graduate Project Exhibitions
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Perry Doane - Carbonaut - Autzen Gallery
Mark Martinez – CREAM - AB Lobby Gallery
Isaac Fletcher Weiss - Musings in the Face of Certain Death - MK Gallery
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Exhibitions: Monday, April 7, 2014-Monday, April 21, 2014
Opening receptions: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 4-6 p.m., Autzen, AB Lobby, and MK Galleries
Public Talks
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Perry Doane: Carbonaut
Artist talk: Wednesday, April 9 2014, 6-8 p.m.
Isaac Fletcher Weiss: Musings in the Face of Certain Death
Artist talk: Wednesday, April 9 2014, 6-8 p.m.
Mark Martinez: CREAM
Artist talk: Wednesday, April 15, 2014, 6-7 p.m.
Location: Shattuck Annex, SW Broadway at SW Hall on the PSU Campus
Artist Statements & Bios
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Perry Doane - Carbonaut - Autzen Gallery
Perry Doane is an interdisciplinary artist currently pursuing an MFA in Contemporary Art Practice at Portland State University. His present work examines the American institution, through an examination of technology, class, and the concept of the individual. 
Mark Martinez – CREAM - AB Lobby Gallery
CREAM is working with symbolic color, typically attributed to the status of “flesh.” Specifically, wherein corporeal traits are given to untreated, un-textured, flat hues of beige. The designation of this exhibition to CREAM, simultaneously evokes ideas on hierarchy and whiteness (of one sort or another). Highlighting the instrumentalization of beige as a color that both represents banality and invokes particular bodies, the artist aims to interrogate the implicit racialization off-white hues invariably undergo.
Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Mark Martínez has been living in Portland, Oregon since 2008. Mark Martínez is a 2014 MFA Studio Practice candidate at Portland State University. In 2011 Martínez received his BFA in Intermedia at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.
Isaac Fletcher Weiss - Musings in the Face of Certain Death - MK Gallery
Musings in the Face of Certain Death is the culmination of his two-year work towards the completion of Isaac’s Masters thesis. Dealing with constructs of opposition, his work is structured around forms of culture and nature, dancing between work and play, and employs both materials and methods of variable change and permanence.   
Isaac Fletcher Weiss hails from the countryside near the base of the California High Sierra. He is a second year Masters student in the studio practice program at Portland State University.
Program Statement
Built around a core of research-intensive creative investigation, the two-year, full-residency Studio Practice concentration of the MFA in Contemporary Art Practice degree program is dedicated to interdisciplinary experimentation and the exploration of ideas through the experience of making. Students are supported in a range of production disciplines, from the traditional to the emerging, as they as they consider the multiple ways art can live in and beyond the studio.
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Upcoming MFA Exhibition in Chicago

An exhibition of work from the Portland State University
MFA in Contemporary Art Practice/Studio Program

Jea Alford
Bryan Dalton
Perry Doane
Kaila Farrell-Smith
Chris Freeman
Katie Holden
Manny Layers
Mark Martinez  
Pam Minty
Wesley Petersen
Isaac Fletcher Weiss
Kathryn Yancey

Curated by Ed Marszewski

April 1 – 21, 2014

Opening Reception
April 4th, 2014 
7:00 –11:00pm

Co-Prosperity Sphere
3219 -21 South Morgan Street
Chicago Illinois, 60608

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