Exhibition Archive

Learn more about our past exhibitions by following the links below.

2020 Senior Art Exhibition: Everything Must Go

Everything Must Goshowcases 14 art projects that are the product of the hard work and commitment of the art department’s 2020 graduating class.

Making a Better Painting: Thinking Through Practice Symposium 2020

Friday March 6 through Saturday March 7, 2020, Lewis & Clark College

2019 Senior Art Exhibition

At the end of each academic year, the Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art hosts the Senior Art Exhibition, the culmination of artwork made by the graduating seniors in the Art Department at the end of their undergraduate journey at Lewis & Clark College.

Sandow Birk — Dante’s Divine Comedy and Selected Works from American Qur’an

In 2003, artist Sandow Birk (with writer Marcus Sanders) relocated Dante Alighieri’s epic poem The Divine Comedy into contemporary urban America. In his illustrations for the three books (Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso), Birk depicted Dante as a sneaker- and hoodie-clad slacker. Accompanied by the ancient Roman poet Virgil, Dante journeys through the circles of Hell to Purgatory and Paradise, presented as versions of modern American cities.

Maria T.D. Inocencio and Mark R. Smith: Loss of Material Evidence

Loss of Material Evidence comprises work resulting from an ongoing conversation between collaborators and life partners, Maria T. D. Inocencio and Mark R. Smith, about the aging and passing of their parents. Through new work created specifically for this exhibition—some works made collaboratively and others made by the individual artists—Inocencio and Smith investigate the dispersion and disposal of material possessions—long associated with specific experiences or periods of time—from their family homes.

The Most Secret Part of Yourself: Senior Exhibition

Featuring pieces by: Abi Joyce-Shaw, Beija Flor, Zach Kavanagh, Sterling E. Stoll, Victoria Sundell, Samantha Macfarlane, Soolim Lee, Jenny Rodriguez, Mimi Hovila

Faculty Exhibition—Joel W. Fisher and Jess Perlitz

This faculty art exhibition features Joel W. Fisher’s Abridged Proof and Jess Perlitz’s Forever washing itself.

Bill Will: Fun House

Portland artist Bill Will has used the Hoffman Gallery as a venue for a site-specific interactive art experience he calls the Fun House.

2017 Senior Art Exhibition

This year’s Senior Art Exhibition showcases the work of 14 Lewis & Clark art majors. An annual celebration of students’ talents and vision, these exhibitions have been recognized by media including the Wall Street Journal for their quality, depth, and breadth.

Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne

An exhibition of both iconic and lesser-known works from 35 of the most significant and compelling artists of the last fifty years, Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne will trace a number of intertwined narratives in the history of recent art, from the 1960s to the present. The exhibition’s title comes from a 1962 painting by Andy Warhol, the earliest work in the show, and frames the exhibition as a present to be unpacked, a surprise that audiences will delight in discovering.

2016 Senior Art Exhibition

This year’s Senior Art Exhibition showcases the work of 19 Lewis & Clark art majors. An annual celebration of students’ talents and vision, these exhibitions have been recognized by media including the Wall Street Journal for their quality, depth, and breadth.

Intersecciones: Havana/Portland

Showcasing six young Cuban artists, this show is a conversation between two crossroads of the Americas. Each artist has considered the particular history of Portland in their unique work for this exhibition.

Eric Stotik: FUGUE

For his latest exhibition, Eric Stotik has spent two years creating a continuous painting that is 5 feet high and 45 feet long.

2015 Senior Art Exhibition

The 2015 Senior Art Exhibition featured art work by 23 Lewis & Clark studio art majors.

Reinventing Documentary: The Art of Allan Sekula

Reinventing Documentary: The Art of Allan Sekula will present a small yet considerable survey of Sekula’s prolific and important career.