2006-2007 Exhibitions

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Jim Riswold: Göring's Lunch

May 27 – August 5, 2006

Jim Riswold is an emerging Portland photographer whose work is edgy, provocative, and full of dark humor. His arrangement of toy models and plastic houses juxtaposed with Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, and Tojo allows him to parody some of the most evil despots of the twentieth century.


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Mel Katz: Recent Donations and Acquisitions

May 27 – July 29, 2006

Mel Katz: Recent Donations and Acquisitions features a number of recent donations and purchases by this important Portland sculptor and teacher, whose work is firmly rooted in the principles of geometric abstraction. The exhibition will include work from his Grey Series, Sawtooth Series, Pedestal Series, and Reveal Series.


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Frank Boyden: Prints and Books

June 10 – August 5, 2006

Frank Boyden: Prints and Books will feature the work of this highly regarded Oregon printmaker and founder of the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Otis, Oregon. A ceramic artist and printmaker, Boyden has explored a wide variety of themes in his prints over the past twenty years, including animals, the landscape, and most recently, the human figure. The exhibition will feature over 90 aquatints, drypoints, etchings, and lithographs drawn from the permanent collection of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, which has one of the largest collections of Boyden prints in the United States.


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The James M. Floyd Memorial: An Installation by Nancy Floyd

August 5 – October 21, 2006

James M. Floyd Memorial: An Installation by Nancy Floyd is a mixed media installation by Georgia artist Nancy Floyd, whose brother was killed in Vietnam in 1969. Through his letters, medals, peace symbol, snapshots of Vietnam, and letters from government officials, we get a glimpse at the very ordinariness of his life, the tragedy of his death, and it's impact on the artist and her family.


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Recycled Art

August 26 – November 4, 2006

Recycled Art will feature the work of a number of regional artists from Oregon, Washington, and Idaho who fashion artwork from recycled materials. Included in the exhibition will be artists such as Ross Palmer Beecher, who creates traditional quilts from recycled aluminum cans; Gloria Crouse, who makes fanciful clothing from Glad bags; David Gilhooly, who creates miniature tableaus from recycled plastic action figures and old puzzles; and Ron Ho, who makes exquisite jewelry from found objects.


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The First Crow's Shadow Institute Biennial

October 28 – December 22, 2006

The First Crow's Shadow Institute Biennial features a juried selection of contemporary prints created by Native American artists at the Crow's Shadow Institute on the Umatilla Reservation in northeastern Oregon. Founded by Native American painter and printmaker James Lavadour (Walla Walla) in 1992, the Crow's Shadow Institute seeks to create educational and professional opportunities for Native American artists to utilize their art as a vehicle for economic development.


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Fay Jones: Painted Fictions

November 18, 2006 – January 20, 2007

Fay Jones: Painted Fictions features the work of this highly regarded Seattle narrative and symbolist painter who deals with a variety of autobiographical issues in her work, from growing up in New England in the 1940s and 50s to an exploration of a broad range of personal symbols that she has wrestled with for most of her professional life. The exhibition includes work from the past twenty years from Portland and Seattle collections.


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John Van Dreal: Still Lifes and Figures

January 6 – March 3, 2007

John Van Dreal: Still Lifes and Figures features recent work by this highly regarded Salem painter, who draws on Old Master techniques to create still lifes, landscapes, and figures that are reminiscent of Dutch painters of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries but with a contemporary feel. The exhibition includes work created in 2005 and 2006.


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George Johanson: Image and Idea

February 3 – April 1, 2007

George Johanson: Image and Idea chronicles the life and times of this distinguished Portland painter, printmaker, and teacher, whose work focuses on bathers, swimmers, artists, and the streets and vistas of Portland, Oregon, a place he has called home since the late 1940s. The exhibition traces Johanson's career over a 60-year time period and features works drawn from regional collections.


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Ancient Glass: Selections from the Richard Brockway Collection

March 10 – May 19, 2007

Ancient Glass: Selections from the Richard Brockway Collection will feature a range of ancient glass from 1,500 BCE to the sixth century CE. Included in the exhibition will be drinking vessels, tableware, toiletry vessels, and a host of other glass items from Egypt, the Near East, Greece, and Rome that demonstrate the ancient glass artist's skill and mastery of glassblowing techniques.


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Senior Art Majors

April 14 – May 12, 2007

Each spring, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art features the work of senior art majors at Willamette. The exhibition includes work in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, ceramics, photography, and mixed media. In addition, the exhibition features senior theses in art history.