• When: September 24, 2016 - October 31, 2016
  • Where: Disjecta, 8371 N Interstate Avenue
  • Details:

    PSU MFA in Contemporary Art Practice (2010) alumni, Anna Gray & Ryan Wilson Paulsen are in a two-person exhibition at Disjecta from September 24 – October 30 featuring a visual index of all the objects mentioned in Marx and Engels’ Communist Manifesto. Included as one of the objects is a commissioned painting by Megan Hanley, current PSU MFA in Contemporary Art Practice (2017) candidate.

    Structures and Feelings

    (interesting theories, pop songs, pdfs, powerpoints, Venice, the political unconscious, text-message spam, and the objects of the Communist Manifesto)

    LOCATION
    Disjecta

    OPENING RECEPTION
    Saturday, August 24 6–10pm

    GALLERY HOURS
    Friday–Sunday, 12–5pm

    ADMISSION
    FREE and all ages

    The first in a set of four exhibitions, Structures and Feelings brings together works by Mexican artist Adriana Lara and Portland-based Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen. The exhibition deals with elements of communicative behavior, specifically mechanisms behind the construction of thoughts and products which are dispersed through pop media, cultural forms, and technological platforms. This exhibition is part of the Season 6 Curator–In–Residence Program curated by Michele Fiedler.

    Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen are two people who work together as one artist. They make objects, books, events, and ephemera, using art as an extended form of study and a testing ground for ideas about language, politics, and social life. Utilizing a range of media and contexts, their pieces and projects have appeared in many public places as well as at institutions such as The Renaissance Society, Chicago; The San Diego Museum of Art; Locust Projects, Miami; Camp CARPA, Joshua Tree, CA; Portland Institute for Contemporary Art; Disjecta’s Portland2012 Biennial of Contemporary Art; and on the pages of NOON Literary Annual. In recent years they have been artists in residence at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE; Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland; and in the Mt. Hood National Wilderness through Signal Fire’s outpost residency program. The pair live in Portland, Oregon, where they work, teach, and raise their 6-year-old son, (a sometimes chipmunk by the name of Nutmeg Elements Bridger).