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land art
show



august 2-27, 2022

with sighted land: 
an off-site outdoor location

Curated by Merridawn Duckler, Blackfish Gallery presents a one-of-a-kind in-gallery and outdoor exhibit of literally earth-shattering art, installation, and performance on the genre of Land Art, historic art movement of the 1960’s/70’s seen through a 21st century lens. Gallery members and invited artists join the Native American visual arts community in presenting works that challenge, reflect, and enlarge the artist role in land use, land challenges, imagination, and environment in the Pacific Northwest.

The exhibit includes a gallery show by Blackfish and invited artists and outdoor, interactive sited work on four acres of stunning farming, forest, and private wetlands in the East Columbia/ Blue Heron neighborhood accessed via FREE SHUTTLE of artist-run buses between the gallery and the outdoor site “Sighted Land” on three Saturdays in August: 13th, 20th, and 27th at 10am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3pm

All events are open to the public and appropriate for all ages.

EVENT SCHEDULE

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First Thursday, August 4th from 6-9pm

Opening Reception at Blackfish Gallery.
 

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First Thursday, August 4th from 7-8pm

The Heartbeat of the Earth: An Evening of Drum Ritual by Merkaba Heart in the Blackfish Back Room. 

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Saturday, August 6th & Sunday, August 7th from 11am to 5pm

NAYA + Blackfish Gallery collaboration of Native American art and craft market by local artisans at Blackfish Gallery. 
 

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Wednesday, August 10th at 7pm

A Native American artist panel on art, nature, and visions with guest artists Leonard D. Harmon, Bobby Mercier, and Lillian Pitt moderated by Blackfish member Don Bailey at Blackfish Gallery. 

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Friday, August 12th & Saturday, August 13th

Native American artist Toma Villa in-person carving at the Blackfish Gallery and at the “Sighted Land” location, accessed by free shuttle. 

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Saturday, August 13th from 10am to 5pm

FREE shuttle of artist-run buses between the gallery and the outdoor site “Sighted Land.” Bus schedule 10am, 11:30am, 1:30pm & 3pm. Times may fluctuate with traffic. Last bus returns at 5pm. 

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Saturday, August 20th from 10am to 5pm

FREE shuttle of artist-run buses between the gallery and the outdoor site “Sighted Land.” Bus schedule 10am, 11:30am, 1:30pm & 3pm. Times may fluctuate with traffic. Last bus returns at 5pm. 

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Saturday, August 20th at 7pm

Women On the Land: An evening of performance featuring works by Merridawn Duckler, Jamie M. Rea, and Christina Rusnak.

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Friday, August 26th at 7:30pm

"Get It Within It" concert by world-influenced progressive folk ensemble Bug Toast at Blackfish Gallery (sliding scale admission price). Sample a short demo of music they will play at the top of the homepage: www.bugtoastmusic.com

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Saturday, August 27th from 10am to 5pm

FREE shuttle of artist-run buses between the gallery and the outdoor site “Sighted Land.” Bus schedule 10am, 11:30am, 1:30pm & 3pm. Times may fluctuate with traffic. Last bus returns at 5pm. 

Blackfish Artists participating

Rita Alves 

Don Bailey 

Carol Benson 

Kelsey Birsa  

Clint Brown 

Myra Clark

Jana Demartini 

Merridawn Duckler 

Hector H Hernandez

Aaron Johanson

Benjamin Mefford

Monica Mitchell 

Christopher Shotola-Hardt 

Stephan Soihl 

Mandy Stigant 

Alice Christine Walker 

Janice Yang

Guest Artists participating

Kareem Blair 

Erin Bodfish 

Lauren Carrera

Taylor Eggan 

Julie Hammond 

Leonard D. Harmon

Merkaba Heart

Palmarin Merges

Bobby Mercier

Lillian Pitt

Rory ONeal

Jamie M. Rea 

Christina Rusnak

Erik Sandgren

Kristin Solomon & the Goldstone Project 

Toma Villa

Sighted Land

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Gallery

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Bonescape
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Ouroboros: Memory Trap
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Erik Sandgren
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Ledger 137
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Storage
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Osmosis
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Elder
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On the Back of Others
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a home
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a ground
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Where they walk
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We gave flesh
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Ecocide
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Paper mill
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L.A. Earthquake
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Woods
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Chief
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One mind
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leaving it behind (Om Om Om ja iku iri rocks)
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Biomes
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Will There Be Time to Evolve?
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GALLERY TOUR

Land Statement

We acknowledge that Blackfish Gallery resides on stolen land where the traditional villages of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, Molalla, and many other tribes once stood along the Columbia River.

 

We recognize that the egregious systems of colonialism, genocide, relocation, and oppression have had a lasting impact on Indigenous people. Nonetheless, Native people and cultures have continued to thrive and contribute immensely to our city. 

 

Blackfish Gallery is committed to celebrating and honoring Native history, people, and cultures by building authentic relationships with Indigenous artists and amplifying their voices by sharing our space as a place to tell their stories and exhibit their talent. 

 

We support Indigenous-led grassroots change movements and campaigns and encourage our patrons to do so as well. Here links to local organizations that are doing important work and could use your help. 

Thank you to our supporters 

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