Image by Andrew Schoultz
Wider than a postcard
A group exhibition curated by Sven Davis
2 May – 1 June 2013
“It is not easy writing
someone a postcard.
The size and shape
of the card cut you
down to size…”
—Ron Padgett ‘Postcard’
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May 2013: Portland, Oregon is the location for Wider than a postcard, the latest curatorial collaboration between Arrested Motion’s Sven Davis and Breeze Block Gallery. Over 200 artists have been invited to produce up to 3 works each based on the traditional postcard format. The surface can be an antique postcard – either from a thrift store or maybe even from the family archive, a new shop-bought card or a home-made postcard on each artists chosen medium to the 6×4 inch size limit imposed. Each postcard can either start as a blank canvas or the new composition can be woven into the existing image on the card. The artworks are to be displayed in a grid formation to create an holistic installation of more than 400 individual artworks. The postcards must come from, and be named thus, a current or past place of residence and the thematic subtext is based loosely around place and belonging. The exhibition will also serve as a comparative survey of how artists interpret the same brief, giving a unique insight into the varying creative processes of each participant.
About The Curator
Sven Davis is an art collector and arts commentator in his role as UK director for the internationally staffed online arts magazine Arrested Motion. He lives in York, in the North of the UK, with his wife and daughter, and has a love for all things independent, free-spirited and DIY. Last September he curated an architecturally themed group exhibition entitled Space//Form at Breeze Block Gallery with over 100 participant artists and site specific installations from Michael Murphy & Mark Dean Veca. Following the success of Space//Form, In 2013/14 he will be curating Breeze Block Gallery’s artist program starting with Wider than a postcard. Solo shows as well as another large group exhibition later in the year are to follow.
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Aaron De La Cruz / Aaron Nagel / Adam Wallacavage / Adam Weir / Alex Brown / Alex Lukas / Alex Roulette / Alexey Luka / Alicia Dubnyckyj / Alvaro Ilizarbe / Amy Casey / Andreas Englund / Andres Guerrero / Andrew Hem / Andrew Mackenzie / Andrew McAttee / Andrew Schoultz / Andy Council / Anthony Sneed / Anthony Zinonos / Augustine Kofie / Bill McRight / Blaine Fontana / Bob 2 / Brendan Monroe / Brian Donnelly / Brin Levinson / Britta Geisler / Bryce Kanights / Bwana Spoons / Caleb Neelon / Candice Tripp / Carl Cashman / Casey Gray / Chelsea Grolla / Cheryl Dunn / China Mike / Chris Blackstock / Chris Scarborough / Chris Valkov / Christian Mendoza / Christopher Derek Bruno / Clark Goolsb / Clayton Brothers / Coco 144 / Cody Hudson / Conrad Crespin / Corey Arnold / Cranio / Craww / Crystal Wagner / D*Face / Dale Grimshaw / Dana Brown / Dana Louise Kirkpatrick / David Bray / David MacDowell / David O’Brien / David Shillinglaw / Deedee Cheriel / Derm / Deth P Sun / Dmitri Fedosseev / Drew Tyndell / Dscreet / Duncan Jago / Edwin Ushiro / Ellannah Sadkin / Ema / Emma Tooth / Eric Shaw / Erik Foss / Erik Mark Sandberg / Evah Fan / Francesco Igory Deiana / Frank Gonzales / Gary Taxali / Gen Duarte / ghostpatrol / Graphic Surgery / Greg Eason / Gregory Euclide / Hamishi / Henry Gunderson / Hilary Pecis / How & Nosm / Hush / Ian Francis / Ian Stevenson / Insane / Jacob Magraw Mickelson / Jacob Whibley / James Benjamin Franklin / Jason Thielke / Jaybo? / Jeff Depner / Jeff Gillette / Jen Corace / Jenny Odell / Jerry Inscoe / Jessica Hess / Jocelyn Duke / Joe Ryckebosch / John Casey / John Petricciani / Jon Burgerman / Jordin Isip / Josh Agle / Josh Keyes / Joshua Krause / Joshua Petker / Jud Bergeron / Judith Supine / Kai & Sunny / Karin Krommes / Katrin Fridriks / KEMA / Kenji Hirata / Kevin Cyr / Kevin Earl Taylor / Kevin McQuaid / KMNDZ / Know Hope / Kozyndan / Kyle Jorgensen / Laura Bifano / Lee Baker / Lex Thomas / Lola / Louis Reith / LX One / Marilena Staudenmaier / Mario Wagner / Marissa Textor / Mark Dean Veca / Mark Schoening / Mark Warren Jacques / Mary Iverson / Matt Haber / Matthew Craven / Matthew Curry / Matthew Feyld / Melinda Beck / Michael De Feo / Michael Hsiung / Michael Murphy / Michael Peck / Mike Ballard / Mike Egan / Mike Maxwell / Mike Stilkey / Miso / Moneyless / Morgan Blair / Mr Penfold / Mysterious Al / Nate Frizzell / Nawer / O.Two / olive47 / Part2ism / Paul Barnes / Pedro Matos / Pete Fowler / Pete Watts / Poesia / RamblinWorker / Reginald S. Aloysius / Rey Parla / Rich Jacobs / Richard Colman / Robert Hardgrave / Robert Phoenix / Rone / Rowdy / Russell Leng / Ryan Bubnis / Ryan de la Hoz / Ryan Dineen / Ryan Jacob Smith / Saelee Oh / Samahra Little / Scott Listfield / Scott Malbaurn / Shie Moreno / Sidney Pink / Simon Monk / Sloane White / St. Monci / Stephanie Buer / Steve More / Sweet Toof / Sylvia Ji / Teresa Duck / Tilt / Tim Karpinski / Titi Freak / Tofer Chin / Tom French / Tripper Dungan / Von / William Sager / Winston Smith / Zach Johnsen
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