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Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art Fall 2005 Exhibitions

Date: September 1, 2005

The Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, located in Aubrey Watzek Library, was established in 1997 to provide primary art experiences for the Lewis & Clark community. Complementing the international component of the Lewis & Clark curriculum, the mission of the Gallery is to exhibit art of our time by artists of national and international reputation.

Gallery Hours
Tuesday through Sunday
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Parking on campus is free on weekends.
For more information call (503) 768-7687

Fall Semester 2005 Exhibits

Southwest Alaska: A World of National Parks and Wildlife Refuges
The Photographs of Robert Glenn Ketchum:
An Aperture Traveling Exhibition
Ryan Burns: Biodiscourse
An exhibition co-sponsored by The Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art and Orlo
September 8 – October 16

Opening reception
Thursday, September 8, 5 to 7 p.m.
Robert Glenn Ketchum and Ryan Burns will engage in a public dialogue about their work at 5 p.m.
Reception and exhibition are free.

The first fall exhibition in the Hoffman Gallery features two artist activists who use their work to document the contemporary environment and record human manipulation of that environment. Robert Glenn Ketchum’s photography captures a vast watershed that drains from the summits and uplands of the Alaska and Aleutian mountain ranges, west to Bristol Bay and the Bering Sea. The area is home to three national wildlife refuges and two national parks; it is also the most productive salmon fishery in the history of the world. Ketchum’s photographs have been published in two Aperture books, Rivers of Life: Southwest Alaska, The Last Great Salmon Fishery and Wood-Tikchik: Alaska’s Largest State Park. The photographs in this exhibition are taken from these two series.

In contrast, Ryan Burns is a young, emerging artist who lives most of the year in New Orleans. Each summer, he drives his decommissioned ambulance, fueled by discarded restaurant cooking oil, across country to the Pacific Northwest, where he hunts for clear-cuts. After finding the largest and freshest cut possible, Burns spreads a huge piece of paper across the stump and makes a rubbing—simultaneously documenting the life of the tree and the mark of the lumberjack. Burns uses the rubbing as ground for further drawing and collage.

Ryan Burns will also present an Artist’s Talk
Thursday, September 22, 7 p.m.,
The Orlo Exhibition Space
2516 NW 29th Avenue
Building 9
http://www.orlo. org

Robert Glenn Ketchum will also be speaking at the following on-campus events:

Rivers, Bicentennial Programs symposium
Imagining Rivers
Friday, September 30, 3:15 p.m – 4 p.m.
Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art

8th Annual Environmental Affairs Symposium
Art and Environmental Awareness
Thursday, October 13, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber

Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora Mace: Woodland Drawings
November 3 – December 18
Opening reception
Thursday, November 3, 5 to 7 p.m
Artists’ talk at 5 p.m.
Reception and exhibition are free.

Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora Mace have worked collaboratively for the past 25 years after meeting at the Pilchuck Glass School in 1979. Internationally recognized for their innovative work in glass and sculpture, their exhibition in the Hoffman Gallery will feature their most recent work. The artists have recently concluded a series of life size figurative wood and glass sculptures as well as outdoor bronze “illustrations.” The exhibition will also include Kirkpatrick and Mace’s newest glass work, cast panels that feature applied glass dust drawings of the “first facts” of bird identification. Kirkpatrick and Mace live in Seattle.

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