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China Design Now

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China Design Now opened this weekend at the PAM. I was lucky to see a preview of the show last week and it was incredible. Here is a little bit about it… 

China Design Now is an immersive, multi-sensory exploration of the graphic design, fashion, interior design, and architecture emerging from China today. By focusing on the creative output of three distinctive cities, China Design Now presents a rapidly changing cultural landscape that is transforming China and our collective definition of urban life.

 

NEMO is super excited to be a part of this event through community programming. We have a fantastic surprise for November’s First Friday show. Save the date for November 4th.  Check out more here… www.chinadesignnowportland.org

 

 


“Off The Clock” Nemo Gallery Show

Art and books by Nate Silverstein and Andrea Paustenbaugh took refuge in our gallery for the month of October! The show was great so check it out what you may have missed.

Off The Clock Nemo Gallery Show from Todd Templeman on Vimeo.


Jesse Reno, Rooted in Stars and Magic

Nemo Gallery show 09/09 Jesse Reno from Todd Templeman on Vimeo.

Jesse Reno showed his most recent collection at Nemo on friday. The show was titled “Rooted in Stars and Magic” if you missed the show here is a peak of what went down. Enjoy!


David Byrne Cycle Enthusiast and Musical Genius

UPDATE: Mr. Byrne will be here in PDX promoting his  book Bicycle Diaries on September 30th at the Bagdad Theatre. 

One of my favorite artists of all times, David Byrne, is crossing over genres (which is no surprise, he seems to do it all the time) to curate a fantastic show based on his love of cycling. Unfortunately, his show will not be exhibited in our bicycle loving city, but at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT for its Bike Rides exhibit which opens Sept. 26 and runs through Jan. 3. If you are in CT, enjoy! I hope they chose to exhibit one of those sexy new Globe bikes that I can’t wait to get my hands on… they are a piece of art themselves.

 Jarbas Lopes' AERIALBIKEWAY (Cicolviaerea) series

And one of the best songs of all time for your listening pleasure…


Portland Looking Up by Chris Donnelly

StudioNemo’s August gallery show features  sculpture/painter Chris Donnelly and his take on our portland surroundings. Hope you enjoy!

Portland Looking Up by Chris Donnelly from Todd Templeman on Vimeo.


Rethinking the Dutch

Kathy Ryan, the director of photography for The New York Times Magazine (talk about an eye!) curated this month’s show “Dutch Seen: New York Rediscovered,” at the Museum of the City of New York. The work casts a modern gaze upon the historic ties of Colonial Dutch New York and the Dutch masters. Dutch art holds a special place in my heart, as does photography, so imagine my surprise and joy at this show. The variance of light combined with rich textured work and secret glances give works like Hendrik Kerstens’s a nod to the old masters. Yet at the same time, Kerstens’s humor provides a modern twist, as with this photograph “Bag.”Bag by Hendrik Kerstens’s


Ryan Bubnis pt. 2

Featured Artist- Ryan Bubnis- Pt.2 from Nemo Design on Vimeo.

A look into local artist Ryan Bubnis’ living and work space. For more visit ryanbubnis.com/


Video coverage of Superstition @ StudioNemo

On Friday StudioNemo hosted Superstition, featuring the art of: Aaron Piland, Jesse Brown, Barndi Strickland, Ryan Bubnis, Cody Hudson, Betsy Walton, and Emma Trithart. If you didn’t make it you missed out! For those of you that failed to experience the show, here’s a video capturing the radness.


First Friday June- SUPERSTITION!!!

PLEASE JOIN US THIS FRIDAY FROM 6-10 Pm for some superstitious enjoyment

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May’s show is up on Urban Outfitters’ blog today…

Nemo’s art show for May is a collaboration with Portland’s Pattern People. It’s called Beneath the Surface. It’s an international sensation. So much so that Urban Outfitters put it up on their blog today. Check it…


Springtime in Paris…

If you are in Paris this week, you are in luck. I just got off the phone with Todd Selby who has an opening at Colette. It sounds fantastic!


Just a preview of what’s to come…

Getting ready for our April art show next Friday, April 3rd, with Jonny Fenix and Blake Britton. Here’s a little taste… 

 

 


Rip City documentary about the Portland SK8 scene


Rip City Trailer from Milan Spasic on Vimeo.

When you travel it is hard to explain what it means to be part of the Portland community. Rip City is a great representation of how a skater in PDX might live. Artistic insight to the filming, editing and sound all make an experience that even make a place like Donald Oregon seem livable.

Rip City also has a kind of day-in-the-life feel to it, which, I think works really well. It reminds me a bit of the 2007 surf documentary, One California Day, in that in that it uses the stories of individuals to convey the bigger picture of what’s collectively going on. Chet Childress’ morning skate through the neighborhood, Sage Bolyard and Mark Red Scott’s Dreamland Skateparks segment, and Chris Nukala’s “toxic waste” project all seem to be happening at the same time and together with other parts define the core skate scene in Portland.

In the end, Rip City is like a painting, or rather a dual portrait of both Portland skater and Portland skating. It’s also an inspirational piece, although it differs from others like it. If a team skate video is like a candy bar as far as stoke factor goes, then Rip City is like a pasta dinner. The former might be appropriate as motivation for a quick session, but the latter is what you really need for long-term nourishment. Check it nice.


tonight, tonight, tonight (to the tune of phil collins)

This first friday please join us in welcoming two lovely lady photographers and the amazing sigmund henry. 

 

American Blur: Photos by May Juliette Barruel and Tamar Monhait

 

NEMO presents American Blur by May Juliette Barruel and Tamar Monhait, a photo exhibit opening on Friday, March 06, 2009 6-10pm. The show will run through Wednesday, April 01, 2009 at NEMO: 1875 SE Belmont Street in Portland, OR. The opening reception will include special musical guest, Sigmund Henry.

american pie. american eagle. american literature. american football. american cars. american dream. american english. american flag. american express. american dollar. american airlines. american idol. american frontier. american pitbull. american presidents. american blur. American Blur examines the images that make-up the “American” consciousness both individually and collectively. Barruel and Monhait exhibit work that creates the feeling of an overwhelming barrage of the social and physical landscapes identified as “American.”

A native of Grenoble, France and a resident of Portland, Oregon since 2000, May Juliette Barruel works as both an artist and curator. Her textile-based work and photography address the themes of nostalgia, foreignness, obsession and loss in an intimate and often voyeuristic fashion. As a curator, Barruel has been responsible for Stumptown Coffee Roasters’ downtown gallery since 2006. She also owns Nationale, a shop and gallery on Portland’s east side.

Barruel holds a master of arts degree in American Literature from l’Université de Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle and a professional certificate from New England School of Photography in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Tamar Monhait (Tamarmonhait.com) is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Portland, Oregon. She was born and raised in Chicago and has spent time between the two cities studying Electrical Engineering and Art. Her work explores process, ritual, music mathematics, technology, and time. She has participated in group shows at Disjecta, Hall Gallery, PNCA, Mark Woolley, Jace Gace, and the Newberg Gallery at the Glasgow School of Art. She also had solo exhibitions at Stumptown Downtown.

 


Sweet F.A. by Plain T

It is time once again! February has long been the month for Portland’s famed Doom Town Rock & Roll Fashion show, however this year it goes by a different name,the Sweet F.A. Rock & Roll Fashion show. The production is still headed by two of Portland’s mightiest design minds Erin “Beretta” Cry of Revolver Revolver and Elizabeth Mollo of Disorder Cloths. As for whats in store, i was able to sneak a look at the fashion and speak with some of this years featured designers, and it looks like this year is shaping up to be another Doom Town Productions smash! Get your tickets, and get your ass to the Fez Ballroom on the night of Feb. 21st.


Finally!

 

If you are in LA, you are in for another treat! The action sports world opened up new doors for female athletes, and women run companies (go NIKITA!!!),  but the stigma of being “second best” was always lingering in the shadows. After all these years of males doing art in the action sports industry, the ladies are getting recognized… Finally! 

VOLCOM STONE’S FIRST ALL FEMALE ART COLLECTION ‘LOVE BYETZ!’ IS NOW SHOWING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY THRU MID-MARCH AT THE VOLCOM STORE 126 LA BREA, LA.

VOLCOM GIRL’S SPRING 09’ FEATURED ART COLLECTION FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IS COMPOSED OF ALL FEMALE ARTISTS. TO SUPPORT THIS COLLABORATION THESE ARTISTS CREATED SPECIAL PIECES TO SHOWCASE IN OUR LA GALLERY.

ALONG WITH AN INCREDIBLE DISPLAY OF ARTWORK ARE ALSO 10 HAND DESIGNED AND CREATED PURSES ON SALE BY VOLCOM ARTISTS. EACH PURSE IS UNIQUE AND CRAFTED FROM A DIFFERENT ARTISTS PERSPECTIVE. THESE PURSES ARE ON SALE FOR $50 EACH AND ALL PROCEEDS GO TO A VOLCOM SUPPORTED CHARITY.

GET DOWN TO 126 LA BREA AVENUE, LOS ANGELES TO THE VOLCOM LA STORE TO SEE THIS COLLECTION, THE FEATURED ARTIST TEES AND MORE…

FOR FURTHER PRODUCT INFO AND GIRLS NEWS GO TO: WWW.VOLCOM/GIRLS

 


Collaboration Station

Danielle’s WE ARE EXPERIENCED book tour is not over. Her event here at Nemo was awesome, but if you are in LA, you are in for a treat.

Hypbeast just reported that in conjunction with the book launch of Danielle’s “We Are Experienced” photo book, Freshjive and powerHouse Books has teamed up with the photographer on an upcoming event and series of photo-print t-shirts. Six shirts will release at the event which takes place Thursday, February 12th which includes four under Freshjive and two under Warriors of Radness.

We Are Experienced by Danielle Levitt Book Signing & Exhibit
Thursday, February 12, 2009
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
RESERVE
420 North Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, California
p: 323.651.0131
RSVP: reserve@reservela.net


Jefferson Dancers Preforming @ StudioNemo for Danielle Levitt’s: We Are Experienced


Jefferson Dancers Preforming @ StudioNemo for Danielle Levitt’s: We Are Experienced from alex mertz on Vimeo.

We were grateful to have the world renowned Jefferson Dancers perform at Studionemo for the Danielle Levitt We Are Experienced photo show, Check out their amazing moves!


Danielle Levitt, We Are Experienced @ StudioNemo


Danielle Levitt, We Are Experienced @ Studionemo from alex mertz on Vimeo.

StudioNemo was excited to present Danielle Levitt’s photo series: We Are Experienced, on Friday Feb 6th. With special performances by The Jefferson Dancers and Beaverton High School Beaver Band, this was one of our best shows to date, thanks everyone who helped out! Check it out!


Bryce Kanights Show

Legendary Skate and BMX photographer Bryce Kanights is showing at the Department of Skateboarding. Go check it out on Jan 30th…


Danielle Levitt at Nemo

Save the date! This show is going to be amazing. Powerhouse books has just published Danielle Levitt’s book We Are Experienced that takes an inside look at the teenagers of today. She is going to be gracing Portland and studio nemo with her presence. Don’t miss it!


Lori Hersberger


I’ve got a nonstop craving for all things neon, Swedish artist Lori Hersberger has got my fix. With the perfect marriage of shape, color, and texture. Lori has taken the buzzing tubes of noble gasses we take for granted everyday and transformed them into a visual experience the late Timothy Leary would trip on.


2009 Michael Kellicutt International Juried Photo Show

This years theme, Through A Lens: Contrasting Elements.

Click here for more information and entry form, and make sure to check their website to get more info on past competitions and judge bios.


Danielle Levitt in Newsweek

Our February First Friday art show will showcase Danielle Levitt’s work. Her recently release book, WE ARE EXPERIENCED, earned a write up in Newsweek. Check out the post online here… And join us on Feb. 6th from 6-10pm for the show here at Nemo.  

CONGRATS Danielle!!!!