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Martina Kocmanová @ Country Bumpkin, Oct 20 – Nov 4

20 October 2016

Martina Kocmanová is presenting solo exhibition Hacienda Palimpsest at Portland’s Country Bumpkin (7604 SE Washington St), opening October 20 and running to November 4.

Organised by Joaquin Dollar‘s nomadic curatorial project, the exhibition will feature new work by the Vancouver-based artist. The press release reveals little about what is to be expected, except a narrative paragraph acting as a clue to the premise of the show:

“…the guest left exasperated, and the sorry cuisinart began to wheeze alone. The hackneyed barrage of material left askew by the guests of the Hacienda was not unfamiliar to the attending staff. In their eyes it was merely a détournement, for eventually all that was cobbled together by the unyielding guests made its way to the basement of the Hacienda Palimpsest…” 

Kocmanová is co-founder of alternative studio Ateliér bez vedoucího along with Komixxx.

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bonsai tree beautiful
Image courtesy Country Bumpkin
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Cupid’s Clearasil @ 7604 SE Washington St, Aug 6 – 27

3 August 2016

The Cupid’s Clearasil group exhibition is on at 7604 SE Washington St (Country Bumpkin) in Portland, opening August 6 and running to August 27.

The residential show, curated by Joaquin Dollar and Erin Johnson, includes the work of Justine Rivas, Santiago Leyba, Lila de MagalhaesLucia Leuci, and Andrea Sisson, that last of whom will also perform on August 20.

The ambiguous press release combines various textual fragments beginning with the declaration, “The coop is violent, the coup is a face. All faces must be exfoliated”. What follows is what appears to be a fictional review of Henri de Marsay’s “latest work” — a fictional character from Balzac’s The Human Comedy —who was given five out of five stars by the ‘reviewer’ and writer of the press release, SICKLUCY. Other fictional reviews are included along with more poetic fragments that address themes of sorrow.

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Group Show @ Cupid's Clearasil, Aug 6 - 27

Santiago Leyba, ‘Anxious Plate’ (2014). Etched steel shingle, drywall tape. Courtesy the artist.

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