Call + Response
Curator Namita Gupta Wiggers introduces Call + Response, an exhibition of work by eight pairs of art and art history faculty members from Oregon colleges and universities.
Read essays from the eight pairings of art and art history faculty members from Oregon colleges and universities.
Call + Response Website
Visit the Call + Response exhibition website to view photos and read complete essays by the nine participating art history faculty.
Installing Call + Response
Go behind the scenes during the installation of Call + Response. Includes interviews with artists Karl Burkheimer, Josh Faught and Heidi Schwegler. Videographer/Editor: John Brockway
Craft Conversation: Rob Slifkin and Studio Gorm
In the first of a series of three public discussions, Rob Slifkin, an art historian from Reed College, and Studio Gorm, a product design team from University of Oregon, describe the writing and studio works they contributed to Call + Response, as well as their collaborative processes leading up to the final museum presentation.
Karl Burkheimer and Matt Johnston
In the second on three public discussions, Matt Johnston, Lewis & Clark College, speaks about the work of Karl Burkheimer, Oregon College of Art and Craft.
Craft Conversation: David Eckard and Anne Marie Oliver
In the last of a series of public discussions, Pacific Northwest College of Art faculty Anne Marie Oliver speaks about the work of David Eckard.
Craft Perspectives Lecture: Anne Wilson
Fiber and multimedia artist Anne Wilson, professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, presents a CraftPerspectives Lecture, “Liminal Networks.” Wilson discusses her work using pixilation and projection to dematerialize and reanimate work that began on the border between drawing and object making, and remains liminal in whatever new medium it enters.
Open Conversation: Sloppy Craft
Prominent fiber and multimedia artist Anne Wilson, professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and local artists discuss “sloppy craft,” a rising, controversial approach to conceptual craft practice. Panelists include: Anne Wilson, Wilson’s former student Josh Faught (University of Oregon), Nan Curtis (Pacific Northwest College of Art), local artist Jessica Jackson Hutchins, and Museum of Contemporary Craft Curator Namita Gupta Wiggers.
July 7 and October 6, 2009
Craft Conversation: Rob Slifkin (Reed College) and Studio Gorm (University of Oregon)
July 25, 2009
Craft Conversation: Karl Burkheimer (Oregon College of Art and Craft) and Matt Johnston (Lewis & Clark College)
August 27, 2009
Craft Conversation: David Eckard (Pacific Northwest College of Art) and Anne Marie Oliver (PNCA)
September 26, 2009
Anne Wilson, Liminal Networks
October 8, 2009
CraftPerspectives Open Conversation
Sloppy Craft with Anne Wilson
October 10, 2009
Pecha Kucha Inspired Night
October 21, 2009
June 18, 2009 – October 31, 2009
Curated by: Namita Gupta Wiggers
Presenting Sponsor: John and Suzanne Bishop
Drawing on the musical concept of “call and response,” this exhibition provides a rare platform for artists and art historians to engage with each with other in dynamic conversation. This multi-layered exhibition features diverse works by eight pairs of art and art history faculty members from colleges and universities who have taught in Oregon for roughly ten years or less. Through multimedia content, contextual writing, the presentation of studio works and public programs, this intriguing project celebrates and provokes the recent influx of ideas brought to Oregon by these faculty members—who are breaking ground within their fields nationally and internationally. In effect, Call + Response considers what role these individuals, and their institutions, play within the state’s shifting creative landscape.
Visit the Call and Response website to view more photos and read complete essays by the nine participating art history faculty.
Karl Burkheimer (Oregon College of Art and Craft)
Matt Johnston (Lewis & Clark College)
David Eckard (Pacific Northwest College of Art)
Anne Marie Oliver (Pacific Northwest College of Art)
Josh Faught (University of Oregon)
Kate Mondloch (University of Oregon)
Anya Kivarkis (University of Oregon)
Abby McGehee (Oregon College of Art and Craft)
Jiseon Lee Isbara (Oregon College of Art and Craft)
Kirsi Peltomäki (Oregon State University)
Sam Morgan (Portland Community College)
Dawn Odell (Lewis & Clark College)
Heidi Schwegler (Oregon College of Art and Craft)
Sue Taylor (Portland State University)
Studio Gorm – John Arndt and Wonhee Jeong (University of Oregon)
Rob Slifkin (Reed College)