Torched by Mystics
May 8 – May 30, 2009
Opening reception Friday, May 8, 6-9pm

Work by Tracy Nakayama, Shana Moulton, Mike Pare, Timothy Marvel Hull
Curated by Ken Miller

In Torched by Mystics, four artists visit Oregon's fertile crescent of self actualization, finding the crossroads of ancient spiritual seeking and New Age consumerism. The resulting installation is a jarringly transcendental amalgamation of prints, drawing and video.

About the artists
Tracy Nakayama is exhibiting a set of prints she had manufactured in Japan. This year, the Los Angeles-based artist's work is being presented at the MoMA as part of the Judith Rothschild Contemporary Drawings Collection. Shana Moulton will be presenting her Whispering Pines video/performance piece. Moulton will be exhibiting work at the Migros Museum in Zurich, Switzerland in Summer, 09. Mike Pare will be contributing drawings and video. Pare's work was recently seen in the Cosmic Wonder exhibition at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and Space Is the Place at the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art. Timothy Marvel Hull will be presenting prints on mysticism and commerce. Hull has exhibited extensively in New York, Los Angeles and Italy.

About the curator
Ken Miller is a writer/editor/curator. He recently published Revisionaries, A Decade of Art in Tokion with Abrams Image. His upcoming SHOOT; Photography of the Moment will be published with Rizzoli International in Fall, 2009. He was consultant for the Spring, 2009 Saturday@Phillips auction at the Phillips de Pury auction house.

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