MOPA IN conjunction with ArtSpace Gallery and CafÃ© presents Summer Group Show curated by Portland-based artists Anne Marie Grgich and Kandace Manning. Works byÂ contemporary artists with a variety of raw visual explorations include Daniel Belardinelli, Greg Carrigan, Robert Collison, Paul Gasoi, Anne Marie Grgch, Larissa Hammond, Chuck Iffland, Kurtiss Lofstrom, Bethany J. Major, Kandace Manning, Marcus Martenson, Ian McMartin, Lilly Miscoe, Eliza Murphy, and WPA art from the MOPA collection. The new generation art brut provokes uninhibited representations of life and human interactions from Gasoiâ€™s visceral illustrations capturing the multidimensional act of perception to the unpolished appeal of Belardinelli.
Grgich and Manning both reside in Portland, OR where they met in 2008.Â They first curated â€œFolk Magicâ€ at Barristers gallery in New Orleans in 2009.Â â€œMOPA Summer Group Showâ€ is the first in a series of group shows that will travel around the Northwest.
OPENING RECEPTION:Â July 19,Â 5-8PM with performance by â€œClothes.â€ Meet the artists. Workshops with Grgich and Manning July 18 and 19, Noon-4PM. Show runs through September 19.Â Enjoy lunch or dinner in the Art Space Gallery and CafÃ©,Â Wed-Fri 4:30-8PM. 9120 5th St. Bay City, OR 503.377.2782. Gallery Hrs: noon to 8pm.