Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Vanessa Renwick / Feminist Form

Vanessa Shoots Statistics for Critter, photo by Donovan Skirvin

Wynne Greenwood's Feminist Form, "a screening series of feminist and queer media from the Pacific Northwest", turns 5 screenings old this Saturday. To celebrate, Portland artist Vanessa Renwick will be presenting film and video work. I fell in love with her work when I saw Red Stallion's Revenge a couple years back at PDX Contemporary. If you haven't seen it yet, it's showing at Tacoma Art Museum right now. Gretchen and I watched it last week.
"A filmmaker by nature, not by stress of research. She puts scholars to rout by solving through Nature's teaching problems that have fretted their trained minds. Her iconoclastic work reflects an interest in place, relationships between bodies and landscapes, and all sorts ofborders. Working in experimental and poetic documentary forms, she produces films, videos and installations that explore the possibility of hope in contemporary society. She is a naturalist, born, not made: a true barefoot, cinematic rabblerouser, of grand physique, calm pulse and a magnetism that demands the most profound attention."
You can see them this Saturday (June 26) at Gallery 1412 (1412 18th Ave.) at 8pm. $5-$10 sliding scale.


Dave Budd said...

Sounds like a great event, hope I can make it. You're lucky to have John as your chef, I'm friends with him too...he is a master. Your owls and bears are charming by the way.

Joey Veltkamp said...

I agree - think the world of that fella (and all of Lark/Licorous!). Aw, thanks, Dave!