Elbow Room

Elbow Room

Elbow Room // Hoffman Gallery Residency

September 6 - December 5, 2021

Blissters

2021 Senior Art Exhibition: Blissters

Blisstersshowcases 18 art projects that are the product of the hard work and commitment of the art department’s 2021 graduating class.

Everything Must Go

2020 Senior Art Exhibition: Everything Must Go

Everything Must Go  showcases 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

Making a Better Painting: Thinking Through Practice Symposium 2020

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

Over Easy: 2019 Senior Art Exhibition.

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.
Canto VI, 74-75: The Meeting of Sordello and VirgilFrom the series Dante's Purgatorio, 2002-2005 ...

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.
Mark R. Smith and Maria T.D. Inocencio I Used to Think I Knew Everyone (detail) 2017 muslin, pape...

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
Barely There ?sculpture by Jess Perlitz.

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.
Jennifer Steinkamp  Jimmy Carter  2002  DVD animated painting  dimensions variable  Collection of...

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.

Dana Lynn Louis: CLEARING

In this interdisciplinary and interactive exhibition, Dana Lynn Louis will transform the Hoffman Gallery into an experiential environment that explores the varied meanings of “clearing.”

2014 Senior Art Exhibition

The 2014 Senior Art Exhibition featured artwork by 25 Lewis & Clark studio art majors. April 4 - May 11
Debra Beers, Brothers. January 15, 2013. Oil and frottage on canvas.  Event Image

Debra Beers and Ted Vogel: A Faculty Exhibition

January 23 - March 9
The Hoffman Gallery is proud to present the work of faculty members Debra Beers and Ted Vogel.
Oakland Suite: Wild Beauty 6, 2009, Monotype (ELG medium says monoprint), 8.5 x 17.5 inches, Cour...

FIGURE/GROUND Stephen Hayes, A Thirty-Year Retrospective

FIGURE/GROUND Stephen Hayes, A Thirty-Year Retrospective examines three decades of work by one of the Pacific Northwest’s preeminent painters and printmakers. Hayes has used the human figure and the landscape as twin muses in his exploration of paint and painterly prints. September 10 - December 15, 2013

Senior Art Exhibition 2013

The 2013 Senior Art Exhibition brings together artwork made by 27 graduating seniors in the Department of Art. April 5 - May 19, 2013

Wanderlust: Travel Photography by Julie Jungers

A select chronicle of Julie Junger’s extraordinary adventures, including more than 100 photographs from 13 countries in the Eastern Hemisphere. September 6-October 14, 2012
Leon Golub, A Cartoon Cop?, 2001, 23.75 x 20 inches, Art © Estate of Leon Golub/Licensed by VAGA,...

Fighting Men: Leon Golub, Peter Voulkos, and Jack Kirby

Fighting Men combines the work of Leon Golub, a painter, Pete Voulkos, a ceramist, and Jack Kirby, a cartoonist. The exhibition probes images of violence and masculinity through these three diverse artists. October 25, 2012 – March 3, 2013

Senior Art Exhibition 2012

The 2012 Senior Art Exhibition brings together artwork made by 27 graduating seniors in the Department of Art. April 6 - May 6, 2012
Bill Armstrong, Mandala #450, 2003

The Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography

Showcasing the work of twenty contemporary photographers who base their practice in some form of abstraction. January 19-March 18, 2012
Laura Ross-Paul, 2007 Fellow  ?Remote,? 2011

Bonnie Bronson Fellows: 20 Years

A major collection of new art from some of the Pacific Northwest’s most influential contemporary artists. September 7-December 11, 2011
Image from Elizabeth Jaeger ?11, detail of ?Platinum Musing,? 2011

Senior Art Exhibition 2011

The 2011 Senior Art Exhibition brings together artwork made by 13 graduating seniors in the Department of Art. April 1-May 8, 2011

Faculty Art Exhibition 2011

Featuring the recent work of two Lewis & Clark faculty members, Robert B. Miller and Cara Tomlinson. January 20-March 13, 2011
Blood/Sweat/Tears (2005)

Alison Saar: Bound for Glory

The fall 2010 Hoffman Gallery exhibition features the work of renowned artist Alison Saar, whose sculptures and installations explore themes of race, gender, and identity. September 7-December 12, 2010

Senior Art Exhibition 2010

The Senior Art Exhibition 2010 brings together the work of 19 graduating seniors in the Department of Art. April 2-May 9, 2010
Donald Fels and his collaborators, Appetite, 2005. Oil enamel on aluminum, 8 × 12 feet. Courtesy ...

What is a Trade: Donald Fels and Signboard Painters of South India

What is a Trade? Donald Fels and Signboard Painters of South India, exhibits 16 large-scale paintings that explore trade and globalization in India. January 21-March 14, 2010
WCBS Radio Caroline: The Voice of the New Free State of Caroline, 89.3 FM by Gregory Green, 1995-2007

Broadcast

Broadcast is an exhibition that explores the ways in which artists since the late 1960s have engaged, critiqued, and inserted themselves into official channels of broadcast television and radio. This is the first exhibition of its kind to explore this engaging subject and to examine this provocative body of work. September 8 - December 13, 2009
The Shaping of Men: Chapter 5 by Mac Cooper, 2009. Pen and ink on paper, 12 x 12 inches

Senior Art Exhibition 2009

This spring, the Senior Art Exhibition brings together the artwork of 22 graduating seniors in the Art Department. Representing the culmination of the work created during students’ senior year, the exhibition is an event that the Lewis & Clark College community looks forward to and enthusiastically supports. April 3-May 10, 2009
Untitled (Israel) by Keren Assaf, 2003

reGeneration: 50 photographers of tomorrow

This remarkable exhibition is the broadest and most enterprising survey of its kind, showcasing the creativity, ingenuity, and inspiration of 50 up-and-coming photographic artists in over one hundred and fifty superb images. January 22 - March 15, 2009
Jump Off by JAM (Jane Palmer and Marianne Fairbanks)

Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art

Balancing environmental, social, economic, and aesthetic concerns, sustainable design has the potential to transform everyday life and is reshaping the fields of architecture and product design. Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art explores the influence of this design philosophy on artists who combine a fresh aesthetic sensibility with a constructively critical approach to the production, dissemination, and display of art. September 11-December 7, 2008

Senior Art Exhibition 2008

This spring, the Senior Art Exhibition brings together artwork made by graduating seniors in the Art Department at the end of their undergraduate journey at Lewis & Clark College. This is a celebratory exhibition that the Lewis & Clark College community looks forward to and enthusiastically supports. April 4-May 11, 2008
Untitled #4 by Cara Tomlinson

Faculty Art Exhibition 2008

The 2008 faculty art show features the works of nine Lewis & Clark art faculty members. January 24 – March 16, 2008
Untitled by William Kentridge, 1997. Charcoal, pastel, and gouache on paper, 48.5 x 63 inches

WEIGHING…and WANTING

An exhibition of the internationally recognized South African artist William Kentridge, WEIGHING…and WANTING, combines the terrains of medical imaging and geological mapping in an exhibition of charcoal drawings and video projection. November 1-December 16, 2007
The Flowering (The Fourfold Sense) by Darren Waterston, 2007. Pigment print with letterpress and ...

Darren Waterston & Tyrus Miller

San Francisco artist, Darren Waterston, will be featured in a two-part exhibition in the Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art this fall. September 6-October 21, 2007

Senior Art Exhibition 2007

This year, in the largest Senior Art Exhibition to be held during the Hoffman Gallery’s ten year history, 30 students present their projects in ceramics, drawing, graphic arts, painting, photography, and sculpture. April 5-May 6, 2007

Unembedded: Four Independent Photojournalists on the War in Iraq

In their unflinching look at war-ravaged Iraq, photojournalists Abdul-Ahad, Alford, Anderson, and Leister show that life there is brutal, yet poignant; that compassion co-exists with anger, hatred, and fear. January 18-March 18 2007

Michael Knutson: Paintings and Drawings, 1981-2006

A mid-career retrospective exhibition presented jointly by The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, and the Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art at Lewis & Clark College. October 29-December 10, 2006
Lady Bird Beetle from Richland, Washington by Cornelia Hesse-Honegger, 1998. Watercolor on paper ...

Artists and Specimens: Documenting Contemporary Experience

This exhibit is the fourth and final exhibition organized in conjunction with the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial commemoration. September 7-October 22 2006

Senior Art Exhibition 2006

This spring, 18 senior art students will graduate from Lewis & Clark College with a bachelor of arts degree. Their work represents the disciplines of ceramics, drawing, graphic arts, painting, photography, and sculpture. April 6-May 7, 2006

The New Utilitarian: Examining Our Place on the Motherboard of Ceramics

The artwork in The New Utilitarian explores contemporary culture and the impact of new media and technology on the art of ceramics. January 19-March 12, 2006

Kirkpatrick and Mace: Woodland Drawings

Innovation in glass and sculpture is a hallmark of Seattle-based artists Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora C. Mace. Add a passion for birds to the duo’s artistic genius and the result is a series of stunning works that have brought acclaim to the pair, including their recent designation as fellows of the American Craft Council, alongside glass pioneer Dale Chihuly. November 3-December 18, 2005
Ryan Burns

Southwest Alaska: A World of National Parks and Wildlife Refuges—The Photographs of Robert Glenn Ketchum and Ryan Burns’ Biodiscourse

Robert Glenn Ketchum and Ryan Burns engage in compelling dialogue with the environment: Ketchum through a camera lens, and Burns through various media including rubbing crayons and paper. September 8-October 18, 2005

Senior Art Exhibition 2005

The culminating exhibition of artwork made by the graduating seniors of the Art Department includes projects in ceramics, drawing, graphic arts, painting, photography, and sculpture. March 31-May 8, 2005
In the Garden by Marie Watt

Marie Watt, Blanket Stories: Receiving

An exhibition of recent work by Portland artist Marie Watt. January 20-March 12, 2005

Photography Past/Forward: Aperture at 50

Remarkable things happen when world-class photographers get together. In 1952, some of the great photographers of all time, including Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, and Minor White, created the journal Aperture, through which they could explore and celebrate their art form. Fifty years and more than 400 issues later, Aperture is the standard journal in the photographic world. November 4-December 19, 2004

Encounters: Contemporary Native American Art

Native American Art. September 2-October 24, 2004