Monday, August 25, 2008

Arthur Bradford

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[Interview conducted by Cyrus Smith]

Arthur Bradford is an accomplished writer and a filmmaker residing in Portland, Oregon. In 2001 Bradford published "Dogwalker" a book of short stories which met with critical acclaim and earned him an O'Henry Award. Bradford is also the Director of "How's Your News?," a travelling news program hosted by developmentally disabled adults. A feature length version of How's Your News? is now available on DVD, while the cast and crew are currently working on a 6 episode series for MTV. Bradford is also a long time councelor and Director at Camp Jaberwocky, a summer camp for disabled adults.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Paul Middendorf















Paul Middendorf

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[Interview conducted by Cyrus Smith]

Paul Middendorf is the co-founder and current Director of galleryHOMELAND, an exhibition and project space in Portland's Central Eastside Industrial Arts District. Currently located at the Ford Building on SE 11th and Division, galleryHOMELAND also runs a number of projects independent of it's exhibition space, including a residency program, and art exchange program, and the upcoming annual "Scratching the Surface." A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Middendorf has been living, working, and curating in Portland, OR since 2002.

galleryHOMELAND fosters cutting edge and challenging concepts in art. Our goal is to work closely with the community to provide some of the finest exhibitions and projects for Portland's creative economy. Founded in 2005 by Paul Middendorf and Paige Saez, galleryHOMELAND contributes to the contemporary arts in Portland through the cross-pollination of regional, national, and international art and artists.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Mostlandian Citizen Lady Asher


Katy Asher

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[Interview conducted by Cyrus Smith]

Mostlandian Citizen Lady Asher, is the former O. of the MOST, a long running art group based in Portland, OR who also happened to be portals to a place called Mostlandia. Though the MOST have recently resigned their positions as portals, Mostlandia will live on through its citizens. You may also know Lady Asher as Katy Asher, a graduate of the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and a current MFA candidate at Portland State University. Katy has exhibited her work throughout Portland and the world, including projects for PICA, Gallery Homeland, Disjecta, and the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia. You can see Katy's work in upcoming projects for "suddenly" at Reed College, and at this year's Time Based Arts Festival, organized by PICA.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Damien Gilley

Damien Gilley

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[Interview conducted by Cyrus Smith]

Currently an MFA Candidate at Portland State University, Gilley received a BFA from UNLV in new media. Included in New American Talent 22 at Arthouse in Austin, Texas, Gilley has recently been showing his work all over Portland at such venues as White Elephant, Igloo, Worksound, the Portland Building, and most recently at the grand opening of Disjecta in a show called "Immaterialized" which he also curated. Damien is also the co-director of Igloo Gallery located in the Everett Street Lofts.