RELEASE: Upcoming at the Art Gym – Srijon Chowdhury and Bobbi Woods

Srijon Chowdhury and Bobbi Woods

January 16 – March 4, 2018

Srijon Chowdhury, Revelation Theater (Detail), Oil on linen, 2017.

Srijon Chowdhury, Revelation Theater (Detail), Oil on linen, 2017.

Opening Reception:
January 21, 2018, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Closing Event:
March 4, 2018, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. 

The Art Gym presents Endings, an exhibition featuring new work by Srijon Chowdhury and Bobbi Woods. Chowdhury and Woods source a combination of recognizable objects and narrative imagery to investigate the structures of myth and materialism. Commonplace storytelling devices are laid bare in the artists’ examinations of memory aided by hyperbole and double entendre. Chowdhury’s dreamlike oil paintings exist between knowledge and emotion, evoking the understanding of the present as part of a larger intuited history. Woods appropriates everyday objects and their likenesses, through photography, to allude to the beauty of subversive idioms.

Chowdhury and Woods will also concurrently curate exhibitions at their respective venues, Chicken Coop Contemporary and Private Places. As self-catalyzed, self-funded spaces for contemporary art, Chicken Coop Contemporary and Private Places exemplify expanded models for artist support and a regional ingenuity for exhibition-making.

Endings is curated by Blake Shell.

Art Gym
Marylhurst University
17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy. 43)
Marylhurst, OR 97036-0261

Gallery Hours
Tuesday – Sunday, Noon to 4 pm

Free to the public.

Parking is free. The gallery is located on the third floor of the central building on campus – BP John, on the south side of the building.

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About Art Gym
Since 1980, the Art Gym has been recognized as a venue that exhibits some of the most significant and timely art of this region. The mission of the gallery is to increase public understanding of the contemporary art of the Pacific Northwest through exhibitions, artists’ projects, publications, and public engagement.

The Art Gym is a non-collecting, non-commercial gallery that supports artists in creating ambitious, risk-taking projects at key stages in their careers. As an art space working within an academic venue, we are committed to providing artistic and intellectual freedom. The Art Gym’s catalogs continue to be among the greatest records of the contemporary art history of the Pacific Northwest, contributing to the discourse on contemporary art and representing the region. We are dedicated to making knowledge accessible and connecting artists and community.


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