Oregon Painting Society Visits London
Oregon Painting Society participates in the No Soul For Sale festival at London's Tate Modern.
Oregon Painting Society (OPS), a Portland-based art collective with roots at PNCA, participated in No Soul for Sale: A Festival of Independents at Tate Modern in London. As one of over 70 independent art groups from around the globe, OPS created a floor installation in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall that focused on interactive musical sculptures and presented a new multimedia stage performance. The No Soul for Sale festival celebrates Tate Modern’s 10th anniversary, and for their participation in this event, OPS was featured in the December 2010 L’Uomo Vogue magazine.
PNCA alumni have been active members of the collective since its inception in 2007, including current members Barbara Kinzle ’07, Brenna Murphy ’09 and Jason Traeger ’07, and past members Liam Drain ’07 and Julia Perry ’10. Widely recognized for their group exhibitions and performances, OPS often incorporate witchcraft, New Age spirituality, psychedelia and science fiction into their installation and performance work. PORT awarded them “Favorite Solo Exhibition of 2009” for Radiant Dream Face at Portland State University’s Autzen Gallery.