Exhibit Run: November 8-29 Opening Reception: 7-10PM, November 8 Gallery Hours: 11-4PM, Wednesday-Saturday
Lucette is a collaborative exhibition by Brooks Dierdorff, Jared Haug, and Kyle Thompson. Using as inspiration the survival story of the Robertson Family, whose sailboat The Lucette was sunk by killer whales in the middle of the Pacific Ocean in 1971, Lucette explores ideas about fate and chance, fear and boredom, enforced leisure, and temporal plasticity. Dierdorff, Haug, and Thompson chart the effects of a situation in which, as survivor Douglas Robertson reflected years later, “One part of you craves normality but the boundaries have been moved so far you can’t really do that.”
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Jared Haug received his MFA from the University of Oregon. Past exhibitions include Pacific Sky, Eugene OR; Rocksbox, 12128, and Recess, all Portland, OR; and Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA. Haug was a co-founding member of Ditch Projects in Springfield, OR. He teaches art at Oregon Coast Community College, Newport.
Kyle J Thompson is an interdisciplinary artist working across scales and materials. He is a co-founder and director of 12128, an experimental exhibition space in Portland, Oregon, and formerly was an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Chemistry at Lewis & Clark College. He currently attends the MFA program at the University of California San Diego. Incorporating chemical theory into performance, video, and 3D renderings, Thompson’s work elucidates a flawed relationship to the sub-microscopic through empirical explorations of matter, coupled with an action-based physical impulsivity. Allowing these dissonant worlds to intersect generates a nonlinear type of crosstalk between the molecular and the experiential. The notion and act of measurement lies at the core of this work, and provides a context in which everything from simple games and punk music to chemical experimentation can coexist.
Brooks Dierdorff is an interdisciplinary artist working in photography, video, sculpture and performance. He has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally at galleries that include Salander O’Rielly in New York; Punch Gallery in Seattle; the Disjecta Interdisciplinary Art Center in Portland; High Desert Test Sites in Joshua Tree, California; Johalla Projects in Chicago; and the Ulrike Hamm Gallery in Bissendorf, Germany. His work has been written about in publications including Daily Serving, Visual Arts Source, Oregon Arts Watch, and Justice League PDX. For 3 years Dierdorff was co-director of Ditch Projects, an artist-run exhibition space in Springfield, Oregon. He received his BA from the University of California, San Diego in 2007 and his MFA from the University of Oregon in 2012. Currently Dierdorff is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon.