Art Adventure Gallery


Pat Boas & Jon Raymond

Portland 2016 Biennial

Opening Reception Saturday, July 16th, 2-4pm

Art Adventure Gallery is pleased to host an exhibition of works by PAT BOAS & JON RAYMOND, curated by Michelle Grabner, in conjunction with the Portland 2016 Biennial of Contemporary Art presented by Disjecta Contemporary Art Center. Extensive travel across Oregon and well over a hundred studio visits were part of Michelle Grabner’s process for curating this Biennial project. The resulting exhibitions provide what Grabner describes as: “a curatorial index that celebrates the broad spectrum of art-making in Oregon and illuminates the research and selection process.”

PAT BOAS makes drawings, paintings, prints and digital projects about the activity of reading. Boas’s work has been shown at the Portland Art Museum, the Art Gym, and Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland; the Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe; the Boise Art Museum; the Salt Lake Art Center; the Nicolaysen Museum in Casper, WY; the Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Boas is an associate professor and Director of the School of Art + Design at Portland State University.

JON RAYMOND The Community is a collection of twenty years’ worth of reviews, essays, interviews, and profiles by Portland-based novelist and screenwriter Jon Raymond offering a time-lapse portrait of a medium-sized city’s artistic scene. By turns an ironic, moody, and bemused meditation on the abiding character of the author’s hometown, The Community stands as a significant addition to a small collection of public documents addressing the history and politics of art in the Northwest.

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