Image: untitled, Elsa Harris, Acrylic Paint, 2015
PPM is a survey of contemporary artists working in McMinnville, OR. Titled after the abbreviation for the ratio “parts per million”, the exhibition is an assemblage of process revealing paintings, drawings, photographs and objects that present themselves as parts or glimpses of a larger, serialized moment. Collectively, the works speak to an overwhelming agreement: that providing mere impressions of an entire concept or landscape psychologically enhances commonplace observational studies. Figurative illustrates are obscured by cropping, silhouette, or unusual vantage points. Paintings are conceived of as multi-part installations, or portals to other spaces. Paper is appreciated for its objecthood, rather than as a surface primarily sensitive to other media. They’re united in their assertion that their works can be should be presented as teasers to broader studio practices.
Ashley Stull Meyers is a writer, editor and curatorial collaborator. She has curated exhibitions and programming for the Wattis Institute (San Francisco), Eli Ridgway Gallery (San Francisco), The Luggage Store (San Francisco) and the Oakland Museum of California. She has written for DailyServing, The Exhibitionist and BOMB Magazine, and has been in academic residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE) and the Banff Centre (Banff, Alberta). Most recently, Stull Meyers has been an adjunct professor at Wichita State University
All exhibits are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. The gallery is located in the James Miller Fine Arts Center on the Linfield College campus (map). To reach the gallery from 99W, turn east on Keck Drive at the McMinnville Market Center in south McMinnville. Turn right at the first street onto Library Court. The art gallery is located in the second building on the left, Building B. Parking is available on the street and in the lot west of Nicholson Library. For a campus map, visit http://www.linfield.edu/assets/files/admission/campusmap.pdf. Miller Fine Arts Center is number 56.Ample parking is free. For more information, call (503) 883-2804.
Exhibitions of regional, national and international stature are on view throughout the academic year in the 1,500 square foot space at Linfield College. Patrons can expect challenging shows that exemplify diverse approaches to the practice of contemporary visual art.