Parts and Accessories

Erik Geschke

May 4 – May 26, 2019

Opening Reception

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Artist Talk

Saturday, May 18, 2019 

Open Hours

Thurs-Sun 12-5pm
+ May 17 from 6-9pm

Parts and Accessories explores issues surrounding class, dystopia, and modernity. In this recent body of work, Erik Geschke references elements of architecture, industrial design, and human physiology. His tableau installation of individual objects incorporates aspects of simulacra; the familiar remade with materials that contrast their original form. Geschke alters the recognizable depicted either at scale, reduced, or increased in size, calling to attention the way the viewer interprets the form. Parts and Accessories is a semiotic study of the signs and symbols that make up the physical landscape of our uncertain world.

About Erik Geschke:

Erik Geschke is a mixed-media artist who has exhibited nationally and internationally. Venues include the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, CA; ZieherSmith Gallery in New York, NY; Navy Pier in Chicago, IL; Vox Populi in Philadelphia, PA; Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Aldrich, CT; Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, CA; Seattle Art Museum in Seattle, WA; Disjecta Contemporary Arts Center in Portland, OR and the FIAC Contemporary Art Fair in Paris, France. Geschke has received grants, fellowships, and recognition from the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Arts Commission, Oregon Arts Commission, Ford Family Foundation, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Jerome Foundation and the College Art Association, among others. Geschke has been a fellow at a number of artist residencies, such as the Djerassi Resident Artist Program in Woodside, CA; Sculpture Space Inc. in Utica, NY; and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. Geschke received his MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art's Rinehart School of Sculpture, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in, and received a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts. He lives and works in Portland, OR where he is an Associate Professor of Art at Portland State University.

To see more of Erik Geschke’s work visit his website at

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Photo credit: Erik Geschke

8371 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR 97217

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