Stopping Points | 4th Annual Juried Exhibition

March 7 - 23, 2016 | Littman Gallery

Reception: Wednesday March 9, 2016 | 6 - 8pm

Guest Jurors: Chiara Giovando and Judy Jacobson

Submission to an art exhibition involves a self-editorial process. An artist is called upon to survey their recent works, and ultimately, to decide what stays and what goes. The process of selection by the artist is an act of curation that will impact their own selection by the exhibition curators. For students, this self-editorial act can be as educational as the work itself.

The Littman Gallery is pleased to present its 4th Annual Juried Exhibition. Every year, the Littman staff extends an invitation to the students of Portland State to submit completed works that they feel best represents their art practice. For each juried exhibition, the Littman Gallery’s curatorial staff invites art professionals from outside the PSU community to collaborate on selecting works to be included in the annual exhibition.

Chiara Giovando is a Los Angeles-based curator and artist. She received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and a MFA from California Institute of the Arts. She is currently Curator in Residence at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland, OR. Giovando has a diverse portfolio; she curated Sound Structures in San Francisco, a series that recreated indeterminacy scores ranging from early Japanese Fluxus works to Steve Reich’s Pendulum Music. This spring she curated In Search of an Author at the Unge Kunstneres Samfund in Oslo, Norway. Other recent projects include The Third Ear, an exhibition of new sound art curated as part of the Fellows of Contemporary Art Curators Lab Award, and Thousand Points of Light, a site-works and residency program founded by Giovando in Joshua Tree, CA. Prior to accepting the Curator-in-Residence position at Disjecta, Giovando was Co-Director and Curator at Human Resources L.A. for two years. In 2013 she was invited to arrange a score for the Calder Quartet at the Barbican in London based on Christian Wolff’s work Edges 1969, this work recently played at the L.A. Philharmonic is 2015. In 2012 she was awarded a research fellowship with German collector and curator René Block that culminated in Hammer Without a Master: Henning Christiansen’s Archive, an exhibition that included fourteen artists and composers as well as archival material.

Judy Jacobson is the owner and director of Portland’s Hap Gallery. She opened Hap in 2013 to show contemporary artists and explore curatorial issues and gallery practices. In Chicago, Jacobson was director of the Second Floor Gallery for the Fine Arts Building Artists’ Collective. Jacobson received a BA from Harvard in Anthropology, an MA from the University of Virginia in Sociology, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. She attended the BFA program at the Art Institute of Chicago.


Allison Jarman, Amanda Wilson, Amy Epperson, Andrew Gist, Annie Moisan, DB Amorin, Joaquin Palting, K.C.R. Anderson, Kelsey Birsa, Madeline Szabo, Megan Hanley, Nathan Sonenfeld, Phil Gregory, Philip King, Rafaela Castaldo, Roz Crews, Sam Sanderson, Sarah-J. Calvetti, Sophie Collins, and Trish Kalidonis.