There is a reception this evening Saturday January 16, 5-7 PM for Vantage a group show at Archer Gallery, Clark College (1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver WA). Why would I send you to Vancouver, of all places, for art? Blame it on Archer Gallery Director, Blake Shell; this group show features a handful of artists whose work I think highly of, and a handful whose work I don’t know, but whose project descriptions ("animation uses the digitally captured coordinates of Merce Cunningham’s fingers and knuckle joints during a performance to create a smooth field of simulated energy") I find deeply intriguing. The opportunity to see work by Portand’s Stephen Slappe and Seattle’s Victoria Haven (who has shown at PDX Contemporary) alongside work by Avantika Bawa (whom I believe is starting a residency at Milepost 5), Golan Levin, Greg Pond, and Isaac Layman is too good to pass up.

See you there.

From the press release:

The Archer Gallery presents Vantage, an exhibition of artwork exploring perspective – visually, contextually, and perceptually. Featuring regional and national contemporary artists working in sculpture, video, computer animation, sound, photography, and installation, Vantage invites viewers into uncommon worlds, where meaning is reconstructed and reality subverted.