Brandy Cochrane and Paul Middendorf, Crestfallen. image via: The Art Gym, Marylhurst University

Just opened at The Art Gym at Marylhurst (17600 Pacific Highway, Hwy 43) are the eagerly awaited show by Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson Paulsen, The Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things, and a chance for Paul Middendorf, director of Gallery HOMELAND to flex as an artist (in between runs back and forth to Berlin for his EAST/WEST PROJECT) with Brandy Cochrane in The Dregs.

Both exhibitions concern things as they relate to our lives and our spaces.

Curator Terri Hopkins says, "In The Dregs, Brandy Cochrane and Paul Middendorf take the remains of an estate sale to create an homage to and portrait of a family that has passed into history. In The Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things, Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson Paulsen, whose apartment was lost to fire in 2008, think about experiences in the months that followed and their pending return to a new dwelling at their old address. ­"

Look for a gallery talk on Thursday February 4 and 12 Noon.