The Kathrin Cawein Gallery of Art is starting off the 2014-2015 year with its October exhibit “Anthropometry,” which focuses on art that expresses the connection between art, design and science.
On Wednesday, Oct. 1, an opening reception was held in the Cawein Gallery to enlighten the Pacific Community about Anthropometry, which is curated by Portland art critic Jeff Jahn.
“He came out here to see one of the shows last year,” Cawein Gallery Director Junko Iijima said. “And he was interested in the space, so I asked if he wanted to curate a show, and he agreed, so this is the show that he put together, like a guest curator.”
Jahn brought in two young upcoming artists from Portland, Flynn Casey and Matthew Leavitt, and one artist from Seattle, Ephraim Russell.
To show off the exhibition more to the Pacific and local community, there will be a second reception on Saturday Oct. 11 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
“This is a new thing we’re trying this year,” Iijima said. “We usually have a reception on the first Wednesday from noon to 1:00 p.m. This year, we’re [holding another one] on a Saturday to bring in more of a Portland community. Jeff Jahn is very connected to the Portland community, so we’re trying to bring them in.”
Other exhibits are planned along with this one. In November and early December the Art Department faculty will be showing off their own work. In April, there may be a Faculty Select, where the art faculty will select one or two students that hold the best work in the class to exhibit. The final show of the school year will be held in May, where the seniors in the Art Department exhibit their final projects.
Students and community members are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the exhibits on campus.
“You don’t have to go to Portland to see art, you can see art right here on campus,” Iijima said. “This show is very cutting edge contemporary art, and we try to show things that are a little out of norm, things that you don’t usually see, so it should be interesting to [all students], even if you don’t do art.”