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AGITPROPAGITPROP | AGITPROP http://agitpropspace.org Knowledge toolkits to go Sun, 14 Feb 2016 17:45:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6.1 5 from 1 artist Damien Gilley- “Infinity Games” http://agitpropspace.org/2011/09/12/5-from-1-artist-damien-gilley-infinity-games/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/09/12/5-from-1-artist-damien-gilley-infinity-games/#comments Mon, 12 Sep 2011 16:59:13 +0000 Jessica Mc http://agitpropspace.org/?p=3940 from the press release

Primarily known for his complex installations and wall drawings, Damien Gilley has created for the Independent Infinity Games, a series of 2-dimensional works utilizing laser fabrication. These detailed laser etchings of lush transparent acrylic with metallic paint depict abstracted built environments. Gilley’s work has exhibited nationally and internationally, including the Portland 2010 Biennial.

The reception for the artist is September 15th, 6 – 9PM. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, 12 – 6PM and by appointment. The exhibition will also be open for First Thursday, October 6th. Exhibition closes October 29, 2011. The Independent is located in the Pearl at 530 NW 12th in Portland, Oregon.


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5 from 1 artist David Willburn & Noah Simblist: “Queer State(s)” http://agitpropspace.org/2011/09/10/5-from-1-artist-david-willburn-noah-simblist-queer-states/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/09/10/5-from-1-artist-david-willburn-noah-simblist-queer-states/#comments Sun, 11 Sep 2011 02:43:08 +0000 Jessica Mc http://agitpropspace.org/?p=3919 Introducing Queer State(s)

curated by

5 from 1 artist David Willburn & upcoming 5 from 1 artist Noah Simblist

The Visual Art Center at University of Texas at Austin


from the press release:

“Queer State(s) explores the ways in which Texas artists queer gender identity and the performance of sexuality through visual representation. The term ‘queer’ is not meant to be literal, as in any gay artist in Texas, but rather it is meant to refer to gay, and even straight, artists that in some way engage queer sexuality in their work. Queer here is meant to refer to a kind of sexuality or gender identity that resists easy classification and exists in a more ambiguous way.”

Libby Black, "Watching You"






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5 from 1 artist Margaret Meehan on Glasstire http://agitpropspace.org/2011/09/10/5-from-1-artist-margaret-meehan-on-glasstire/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/09/10/5-from-1-artist-margaret-meehan-on-glasstire/#comments Sun, 11 Sep 2011 02:25:12 +0000 Jessica Mc http://agitpropspace.org/?p=3902 Check out 5 from 1 artist Margaret Meehan‘s

excellent post on Glasstire

Similar but Different #21: Art Schoolin’




















Art School Confidential by Daniel Clowes via Glasstire

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5 from 1: Jill O’Brien & Trish Igo http://agitpropspace.org/2011/09/10/5-from-1-jill-obrien-trish-igo/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/09/10/5-from-1-jill-obrien-trish-igo/#comments Sun, 11 Sep 2011 02:01:18 +0000 Jessica Mc http://agitpropspace.org/?p=3860 5 from 1 presents the work of one artist in conversation with five images that are driving their studio practice.

The rest is up to you.

Jill O’Brien & Trish Igo (link)

Puppy, Animals and Objects, 2011
Taxidermy, Mixed Media, Polymer Clay, Found Objects
16″ x 9″ x 9″
















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5 from 1: Matthew Bourbon http://agitpropspace.org/2011/07/19/5-from-1-matthew-bourbon/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/07/19/5-from-1-matthew-bourbon/#comments Tue, 19 Jul 2011 18:50:19 +0000 Jessica Mc http://agitpropspace.org/?p=2776 5 from 1 presents the work of one artist in conversation with five images that are driving their studio practice.

The rest is up to you.

Matthew Bourbon (link)

A Bucketful of Lies, 2010
Acrylic on Canvas
64″ x 64″






















The Paris Review: Kay Ryan (Click image for Interview)






















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5 from 1: Christine Bisetto http://agitpropspace.org/2011/06/10/5-from-1-christine-bisetto/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/06/10/5-from-1-christine-bisetto/#comments Fri, 10 Jun 2011 21:05:09 +0000 Jessica Mc http://agitpropspace.org/?p=2383 5 from 1 presents the work of one artist in conversation with five images that are driving their studio practice.

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Christine Bisetto (link)

After, 2010
Rope, Tape
Dimensions Variable





































































































































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5 from 1: Iris Bechtol http://agitpropspace.org/2011/06/05/5-from-1-iris-bechtol-2/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/06/05/5-from-1-iris-bechtol-2/#comments Sun, 05 Jun 2011 20:38:22 +0000 Jessica Mc http://agitpropspace.org/?p=2325 5 from 1 presents the work of one artist in conversation with five images that are driving their studio practice.

The rest is up to you.

Iris Bechtol (link)

Random Objects, 2011
Wood, Grip Tape, Scuff Marks, Gouges
36″ x  ½” x 8″

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5 from 1 artist Margaret Meehan in “Gun and Knife Show” at Centraltrak http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/27/5-from-1-artist-margaret-meehan-in-gun-and-knife-show-at-centraltrak/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/27/5-from-1-artist-margaret-meehan-in-gun-and-knife-show-at-centraltrak/#comments Fri, 27 May 2011 22:42:31 +0000 Jessica Mc http://agitpropspace.org/?p=1962 5 from 1 artist Margaret Meehan in Gun & Knife Show
co-curated by Heyd Fontenot and Julie Webb

read Margaret Meehan’s post discussing the thematic issues addressed in the exhibition statement on Glasstire HERE


On January 27, 2011, less than three weeks after the January 9th mass shooting of nineteen people in Tucson, Arizona, which included Arizona U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, the Utah State Senate and House of Representatives voted on a measure that declared the .45-caliber handgun the official state firearm. Even an event as significant and frightening as this one could not dissuade those under the fetishistic spell of weaponry from conducting a homage to their object of desire and devotion.

There are countless examples in pop culture, where power and virility is equated/represented with/by firearms. From action movies to rap lyrics to political campaigning, the gun is an essential and reoccurring prop. Perhaps accounting for the prevalence and frequency of such imagery, they almost certainly have a relationship to the erotic, and thereby introducing an appropriate and complex dichotomy of attraction and repulsion.

Both the gun and the knife were developed by members of our own species, with the specific intention of using them to destroy the very biological material and tissues of which we are composed. These inanimate tools of destruction and persuasion can challenge our mortality and well-being or bring us some sense of comfort and control, which is wholly dependent on which end of what is pointing your way. The simple presence of armament will universally illicit visceral reaction.

Participating artists include Leon Alesi, Sterling Allen, Nick Barbee, Tony Barsotti, Chicks Bill, Camp Bosworth, William S. Burroughs, Louie Cordero, Chris Crites, Jack Daws, Leah DeVun, Margaret Evangeline, Al Farrow, Faith Gay, William Gaynor, Charles Hancock, Bootsy Holler, Donna Huanca, Bruce LaBruce, Jeffrey Lee, Lance Letscher, Dotty Love, Marne Lucas, Margaret Meehan, Katrina Moorhead, Tim Roda, Royal Robertson, Alexandre Rosa, Tom Sale, Joshua Saunders, Brian Scott, Roger Shimomura, Taro-kun, Karlo “Kaloy” Olavides, Dan Phillips, Robert The, Terri Thomas, Bruce Lee Webb, Barnaby Whitfield.

The gallery at Centraltrak is located at 800 Exposition Avenue in Deep Ellum, a historic neighborhood of downtown Dallas.

For more info click HERE

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5 from 1: Margaret Meehan http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/27/5-from-1-margaret-meehan/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/27/5-from-1-margaret-meehan/#comments Fri, 27 May 2011 21:44:13 +0000 Jessica Mc http://agitpropspace.org/?p=1815 5 from 1 presents the work of one artist in conversation with five images that are driving their studio practice.

The rest is up to you.

Margaret Meehan (link)

Flutter, 2011
Ceramic, Liquid Graphite
8″ x 12″ x 2 ½ ”








































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5 from 1 artist James Van Arsdale at Left Coast Books http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/21/5-from-1-artist-james-van-arsdale-at-left-coast-books/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/21/5-from-1-artist-james-van-arsdale-at-left-coast-books/#comments Sat, 21 May 2011 19:38:30 +0000 Jessica Mc http://agitpropspace.org/?p=1860 The gallery at Left Coast Books, in Goleta, California (5877 Hollister Avenue), is pleased to announce “Everything You Hear Is True”: An Exhibition by James Van Arsdale, one of several local artists who share the “Cannon Studio” space in Old Town Goleta. There’s a wealth of black humor in Van Arsdale’s work, so the reception, open to the public, on Friday, the thirteenth of May, is quite appropriate, even if the timing is traditionally inauspicious and even ominous.

James Van Arsdale is a mixed-media sculptor-installation artist, designer and musician. He holds an MFA from Southern Methodist University, and a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin. His artwork has been shown in many solo and group exhibitions including “(Safe Inside My) Green Zone” at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, “Color System, Color Strategy” at the University of Texas at Dallas, and the installation “The Bomb” at the Sylvia White Gallery in Ventura, CA. He lives and works in Santa Barbara, California.

The gallery at Left Coast Books is located at 5877 Hollister Avenue in Goleta, California. Open Wednesdays through Saturdays, from 11 am to 6 pm.

See more HERE and HERE

Contact: Simon Taylor, 805.845.1212, or visit our www.leftcoastbooks.us, for more information.


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5 from 1: James Van Arsdale http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/21/5-from-1-james-van-arsdale/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/21/5-from-1-james-van-arsdale/#comments Sat, 21 May 2011 19:32:39 +0000 Jessica Mc http://agitpropspace.org/?p=1838 5 from 1 presents the work of one artist in conversation with five images that are driving their studio practice.

The rest is up to you.

James Van Arsdale (link)

Blitzed, 2010-2011
Mixed Media Installation with Video Projection (8 min. 23 sec. looped) and Kinetics
Dimensions Variable

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5 from 1: David Willburn http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/14/5-from-1-david-willburn/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/14/5-from-1-david-willburn/#comments Sat, 14 May 2011 21:24:01 +0000 Jessica Mc http://agitpropspace.org/?p=1611 5 from 1 presents the work of one artist in conversation with five images that are driving their studio practice.

The rest is up to you.

David Willburn (link)

Bill Pay Desk, 2011
Embroidery on Felt, Wood
14″ x 14″

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5 from 1: Paul Booker http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/14/5-from-1-paul-booker/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/14/5-from-1-paul-booker/#comments Sat, 14 May 2011 21:07:05 +0000 Jessica Mc http://agitpropspace.org/?p=1569 5 from 1 presents the work of one artist in conversation with five images that are driving their studio practice.

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Paul Booker (link)

Balloon Form: Spiral #2, 2009
Ink, Lexan, Steel Pins
7″ x 9″ x 11″


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5 from 1: Shannon Sullivan http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/13/5-from-1-shannon-sullivan-3/ http://agitpropspace.org/2011/05/13/5-from-1-shannon-sullivan-3/#comments Sat, 14 May 2011 00:13:59 +0000 Jessica Mc http://agitpropspace.org/?p=1536 5 from 1 presents the work of one artist in conversation with five images that are driving their studio practice.

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Shannon Sullivan (link)

Oral Disk (Oval) Diptych, 2011 (with detail)
ceramic, acrylic
90″ x 20″ x 3″







































































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