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  • Girlfriends of the Guerrilla Girls

    Girlfriends of the Guerrilla Girls

    Evolution of Agent Yu, a collaborative animation by Deborah Faye Lawrence and Rachel J. Siegel, will screen in Seattle as part of 

    Girlfriends of the Guerrilla Girls

    a group exhibition at

    CoCA (Center on Contemporary Art)
    Gallery located at 114 Third Ave S., Seattle, WA 98104
    www.cocaseattle.org

    Exhibition dates: August 1 - September 21, 2019
    Free Pioneer Square Artwalk Receptions:
    Thursday, August 1, 6-9PM & Thursday, September 5, 6-9PM

    Works by nine Pacific Northwest feminist artists, Ann Leda Shapiro,"Gilrfriends of the Guerilla Girls." This show of nine feminist artists from the PNW includes Ann Leda Shapiro, Sheila Klein, Alice Dubiel, Hanako O'Leary, Cecilia Concepción Alvarez, C. Davida Ingram, Dawn Cerny, E.T. Russian, and Deborah Faye Lawrence with collaborator Rachel J. Siegel. Alongside this amazing talent, we are elated to include posters of the internationally-acclaimed group of anonymous women that go by the moniker, Guerrilla Girls (yes, THOSE Guerrilla Girls). As per 'Lee Krasner' in a Q&A from their bookConfessions of the Guerrilla Girls, they wear gorilla masks in public to "join a long tradition of (mostly male) masked avengers like Robin Hood, Batman, The Lone Ranger, and Wonder Woman" to keep the conversation about the inequity of women vs men in museums and galleries at the forefront in place of their individual art or what lipstick they might not be wearing. 

    Artwork in the show ranges from images previously censored by the Whitney Museum of American Art, crocheted body-centered pieces, reproductive and seed installation, feminist content collage and video, clay in-your-face vaginal vessels, powerful mujeres/madre imagery, identity/gender exploration, invisibility/visibility watercolors, comics, and hot off the press new, as well as old — but sadly still timely — classic posters created by the Guerrilla Girls.

    Exhibition dates: August 1 - September 21, 2019
    Free Pioneer Square Artwalk Receptions:
    Thursday, August 1, 6-9PM & Thursday, September 5, 6-9PM
    Gallery located at 114 Third Ave S., Seattle, WA 98104
    www.cocaseattle.org
    View teaser on Vimeo
  • "Presenting PCC – Southeast’s Photography" Closing Party March 29th

    "Presenting PCC – Southeast’s Photography" Closing Party March 29th
    The last day of the photography faculty exhibition at SE campus is this Saturday. 

    I'm throwing a little last-minute closing party:

    Friday 5-7 pm, March 29th, 2019
    Student Commons Building (SCOM) First Floor
    Portland Community College Southeast Campus
    2305 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216

    Parking is free this week on campus (spring break), so it should be easy getting in and out. 
  • Adjunct Portrait Project: For the Love of It

    Adjunct Portrait Project: For the Love of It

    Adjunct Portrait Project: For the love of it  is on display at Portland Community College Southeast (PCC SE) campus gallery, February 6th through March 29th, 2019 as a part of a four person photography faculty exhibition, Presenting PCC – Southeast’s Photography Programs on Display.

    More details found here: https://www.pcc.edu/galleries/2019/02/07/presenting-pcc-southeasts-photography-programs-on-display/

    Monday, February 18th, 12pm – 1pm - come chat with the artists and learn about their work. 

    Gallery is located at the SE Campus of PCC in the Student Commons (SCOM) buidling on the first floor.Portland Community College Southeast Campus
    2305 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216
    Note: to park in the campus lot pay at the Kiosks and display ticket in your window.

    For more details about the project: http://rachelsiegel.net/adjunct-portrait-project
  • Home \ Away ends with a bang! And a lovely review of Chez.

    Home \ Away ends with a bang! And a lovely review of Chez.

    Our exhibition, Home \ Away: a mother & daughter exhibition, came to a close the first Saturday of February in 2019. A flurry of visitors attended the last week and the very last evening. Including some of my mom's oldest and dearest friends. An amazing success, we sold almost every collaborative art piece by the last day. 

    In addition, our exhibition is celebrated in a review by Carol Colin that appeared in the January 2019 issue of LA ART NEWS. LA-Art-News-Review-2019.pdf

    Much gratitude to my mom, Suzanne Siegel for working collaboratively with me, to our gracious host Lynn Shaw for opening up Chez Shaw Gallery to us, and to all our many patrons and supporters. Thanks to Nat Losbaker for helping with the install and Angelica Garza for helping de-install.

    Rachel Siegel, Home Away, 2018 

  • Home \ Away

    Home \ Away

    Images above left to right:
    Suzanne Siegel, Emerge, mixed media, 30"x26", 2018
    Rachel Siegel, Cloud Series: Untitled: Rome, digital photograph, 2018

    Suzanne Siegel / Rachel Siegel
    Mother / Daughter Exhibition

    Home \ Away
    Oct 20th, 2018 - Jan 31st, 2019

    Please join us in for the

    Opening Reception:
    4-7 pm, Saturday, October 20th, 2018

    Chez Shaw Gallery
    1836 Nipomo Avenue
    Long Beach, CA, 90818

  • Zoetrope visits NW Animation Fest 2018, Hollywood Theater

    Zoetrope visits NW Animation Fest 2018, Hollywood Theater
    Photos provided by NW Animation Fest 2018 

    My large-scale Zoetrope is making the rounds! Currently at the NW Animation Fest 2018 happening in the Hollywood Theater in Portland from Wednesday, May 23rd to Sunday, May 27th, 2018.

    Popped and Kernels are two new photographic strips created for this viewing at the Festival. I originally built this Zoetrope for an exhibition in 2007 and now it occasionally reappears in special places. Here's a chance to spin it and go out to the movies and watch some amazing animation.

    The Zoetrope is a pre-cinema device that creates a visual effect of an animated image. The mechanism is a drum containing slits and a set of still images that when turned in a circular fashion creates the illusion of motion. This viewing device was invented by William George Horner in 1834 and originally was called the Daedatelum.

    A huge thanks to Sven Bonnichsen, festival director, and Gretchin Lair for the invitation!

  • Hold On Tight: Opens in November

    Hold On Tight: Opens in November

    My collage above, Spring Mapwill be for available for viewing and sale as part of:

    Hold On Tight

    A group exhibition to benefit The Rosewood Initiative
    November 2 to December 3, 2017
    Nine Gallery

    Opening Recption, First Thursday, 6-9pm, Nov 2nd, 2017

    Exhibtion is a project organized by Maria T.D. Inocencio, here idea behind the show is:

    "The current climate of division we are experiencing has been destabilizing.  People from a variety of backgrounds feel threatened and uncertain about the future. One way of dealing with our sense of uncertainty is to turn to each other, to reach out and to hold on tight.  By building our community and working together, we can comfort and encourage one another to create the respectful and inclusive world that we want to live in."

    "The Rosewood Initiative is a community center in east Portland, originally created through a joint effort by local stakeholders and PPB officers in order to increase safety in their neighborhood.  Today, Rosewood serves a diverse low-income population that includes, refugees, immigrants and the homeless, connecting them to support for needs as basic as food, shelter and safety."

    For more on The Rosewood Initiative visit their website: https://rosewoodinitiative.org/