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"Self Help"

  • The Envelope 5430 North Mississippi Avenue Portland, OR, 97217 United States (map)

Self Help

Nicolo Gentile, Timothy Liles, Manu Torres, Debra Woodward

August 16, 2018, through August 19, 2018

Opening reception: Thursday, August 16, 2018, from 6-9 PM

Self Help is an exploration of the self-guided self-improvement movement that has voluntarily "gooped up" our inboxes. In the face of economic uncertainty, political unrest, and environmental duress, we have asked what place is there for the Ego and now seek new insight for a better tomorrow. We are ourselves the vehicle of this change. As artists, it is time for the "creative genius" within each of us to hang up their palette, cease their formal studies of Transcendentalism or of The Sublime, and to create local, immediate change with a global perspective. Though varied in subject and material, the works on display collectively explore the creatives' motivation to continue to produce in spite of it all and in hopes that doing so will have a lasting, meaningful and positive effect.

The Envelope is an artist-run space with a mission to create a platform for emerging contemporary artists. In between utilizing the space for our studio practice, we hold monthly exhibitions that feature artists in the region who are making significant contributions to the medium(s) of work in which they are engaging. These connections are made in hopes to build relationships between artists and community that promote and strengthen critical dialogue. This network creates an inclusive environment that generates broader discussion from a larger demographic. We believe an inclusive ideology is essential in representing the diversity of work being produced in the Pacific Northwest.

The Envelope is open from 12-4 PM & by appointment

Earlier Event: August 12
Drawing 101 Class
Later Event: August 17
"Spectator Mode" by David Schiesser