Press for “Backwash” at Aggregate Space Gallery:
New work by Pete Hickok
4 January – 2 February 2013
In association with his 6 month residency, Aggregate Space Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of sculpture and video work by Pete Hickok.
Celebrating theatricality, excess, and corporality, Hickok’s newest work aims a keen eye at both the past and the present. With a baroque sensibility and an obsession with fabricated materials, he explores his own desire to control the flow of pleasure, spirituality, and sexuality. The result is not so much a meditation, as it is an indulgence in visceral gratification of the senses.
4 January 6-10pm
First Friday Event
1 February 5-8pm
Featherboard Writing Series
2 February 5pm
*Featured writers curated by Steffi Drewes
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Aggregate Space Gallery
801 West Grand Avenue
Entrance on West Street
Oakland CA 94607
and by appointment
Check out this KQED review of our MFA Vernissage Exhibition which mentions one of my sculptures.
Please help me celebrate the completion of my MFA at the San Francisco Art Institue by attending Vernissage, the 2012 MFA Exhibition. It’s been a long road and I’ve finally made it to the end. This year the event will be held at San Francisco’s famous Rock ‘n’ Roll Hotel, The Phoenix. I guarantee you will not be disappointed. See you there.
Opening Reception: May 11, 6-10pm
Show Dates: May 11 – 13
Show Times: 12pm – 10pm Daily
The Phoenix Hotel
601 Eddy Street
Full list of events:
MFA Graduate Exhibition: http://www.facebook.com/events/329411803791948
Vernissage Preview Party: http://www.facebook.com/events/278112188946599
SFMOMA Film Screening: http://www.facebook.com/events/410672455612154
MA Symposium: http://www.facebook.com/events/281417925277124
13 for 13: The Portland State University and SFAI MFA Exchange Exhibition
SFAI @ PSU
Exhibition Dates: Thursday March 1st, 2012 – Friday March 30th, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday March 1st, 2012, 5-7 pm
Autzen Gallery, Neuberger Hall, Second Floor, Rm. 205, 724 SW Harrison, Portland, Oregon 97201
AB Lobby Gallery, PSU Art Department Lobby, 2000 SW 5 , Portland, Oregon 97201
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday: 10-5 p.m.
*Live performances and Video: Friday, March 2, 2012, 10-11:30 p.m., DJ set to close – Valentineʼs, Portland, Oregon
This pair of exhibitions shines a spotlight on the work of Master of Fine Arts students from the San Francisco Art Institute and Portland State University in midstream. MFA programs provide a span of time and a place for students to peel back to ground level or, at least, take things apart and put them back together in new ways. Itʼs not always pretty. Typically, the results of intensive research, exploration and experimentation are presented at the end of two or three years with little to mark the distance that has been traveled.
In contrast, these exhibitions, encompassing a range of media, concepts, and formal concerns, feature work-in-progress by students at various stages of their programs. Organized by professors Keith Boadwee and Tim Sullivan (SFAI ), and Pat Boas, Brenden Clenaghen, Julie Perini, Sean Regan, and Patrick Rock (PSU), and the gallery directors of the Swell Gallery (SFAI) and the Portland State Art Department Galleries (PSU), these exhibitions provide a larger context and widen the circle, putting students at each institution in dialogue with each other – indirectly through the work exhibited and directly through visits and discussion.
San Francisco Art Institute Participating Artists
Murat Adash, Miles Ake, Chris Corrente, Lacy Davis, Omer Gal, Christopher Füllemann, James Galloway, Charlotte Herzig, Pete Hickok, Laura Kim, Jennie Lennick, Mie Mogensen, Spencer Rabin
Portland State University Participating Artists
Rene Allen, Leif Anderson, Steve Brown, Will Bryant, Will Bruno, Sam Guerrero, Jessica Hickey, Evan La Londe, Heath McClain, Rochelle Nielsen, Mami Takahashi, Sean Schumacher, Ashley Sloan