Paul Sutinen, director of art programs, will join local artists, critics and scholars for a discussion on Clement Greenberg's Avant-Garde and Kitsch at the Blackfish Gallery on April 19, 2014.
Titled Captiva Suite, the exhibition is a collection of 15 paintings Sutinen created during a Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva, Florida in December 2012. He chose to exhibit the color paintings in April, and plans to curate an exhibition of his works in black and white later this year.
Sutinen blogged about his residency experience, saying, "For me, Robert Rauschenberg is to the art of the second half of the 20th century what Pablo Picasso was to the first half."
The exhibition opens on First Thursday, April 4, 2013. Sutinen will be in attendance. The exhibition continues through April 28. Nine Gallery is located within Blue Sky Gallery, at 122 NW 8th Avenue, Portland.