New Directions 2010, Down + Out

What a show! Ms. Carol McCusker of MOPA has curated an international exhibition to showcase here at the gallery as well as a second viewing in Portland at 23 Sandy coming up in February.

The competition was tough. Over 220 submissions, 1000 images, and Carol was able to cull it to 42 artists with 45 images. Really tough. I loved a lot of the work submitted, so I didn’t envy her her job of clarifying dizzying visual perspectives.

Here is a list of the participating artists (in alphabetical order):

Robbie Acklen (Claremont, CA)
John Aldredge (Seattle, WA)
Jeff Antebi (Los Angeles, CA)
Cordelia Bailey (Anahola, HI)
Chris Bennett (Portland, OR)
Heidi Bertman (Beaverton, OR)
Andrew Binkley (Haiku, HI)
Charles Blackburn (Seattle, WA)
J. Wesley Brown (Los Angeles, CA)
Alejandro Cartagena (Monterrey, Mexico)
Pete Cosenza (Ventura, CA)
Matthew Derezinski (Kirksville, MO)
Kristen Fecker Peroni (Dexter, MI)
David George (Hackney, London, England)
Colin Graham (Port Angeles, WA)
Steve Guttenberg (Brooklyn, NY)
Ray Hau (Hong Kong)
Nicole Jean Hill (Eureka, CA)
Joshua Hobson (Tallahassee, FL)
Adam Jacono (Greenville, NC)
Kirby Johnson (St. Paul, MN)
Jeffrey Krolick (Ashland, OR)
Sarah Marie Land (St. Louis, MO)
Larry Larsen (Seattle, WA)
Nathan Lunstrum (Tarrytown, NY)
Duc Ly (Portland, OR)
Kora Manheimer (Brooklyn, NY)
Patricia McInroy (Albuquerque, NM)
Daniel Melo (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Charles Mintz (Cleveland, OH)
Emily Nathan (Oakland, CA)
David Jaewon Oh (Mill Creek, WA)
Wayne Palmer (New York, NY)
Ric Peterson (Vashon Island, WA)
Dawn Roe (Winter Park, FL)
Wendy Ross (Nyack, NY)
Michael Seif (Watertown, MA)
Sarah Sharp (Detroit, MI)
Peter Tilgner (Tenafly, NJ)
Ronit Toledano (Tel-Aviv, Israel)
Anna Maria Vag (Seattle, WA)
Jacqueline Walters (San Francisco, CA)