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On view July 5–July 30, 2017
Opening reception Sunday, July 9 (3–5 p.m.)  

What is the function of a gallery? To entertain? To educate? To illuminate? To reflect? Nationale, like many galleries, is both a physical environment and a conceptual undertaking. Since relocating to its current space on SE Division Street nearly three years ago, the gallery has presented over 25 exhibitions with work by more than 35 artists, and hosted numerous performances. These exhibitions and the artists who created them have fueled countless conversations, and provided a sanctuary for sharing ideas and fostering creative inquiry. In celebration of the past three years on Division and in preparation for the gallery’s move to a new location, Nationale presents, Collections, a dynamic look at past work by the many artists who have shaped Nationale with their diverse personalities, ideas, and aesthetic choices. Collections, inspired by our March 2017 Young Collectors Event, also serves as an opportunity to reflect on and discuss the purpose of galleries within the community, especially for Portlanders who have recently watched many art spaces shut their doors in this ever-changing city.

Please join Nationale as we begin to say “goodbye” to our current space and get ready to move this fall. Our new space and condensed schedule will allow us to reduce operation costs, which can be the biggest challenge for small galleries, and forge even stronger connections with the art community. More details to come! 

Featuring work by Delaney Allen, Lora Baize, Amy Bernstein, Francesca Capone, Jonathan Casella, Emily Counts, Ty Ennis, Amanda Leigh Evans, Jaik Faulk, Robert E. Gilpin, Anastasia Greer, Midori Hirose, Patrick Kelly, Lindsay Kennedy, Aidan Koch, Jeffrey Kriksciun, Daniel Long, Victor Maldonado (courtesy Froelick Gallery), William Matheson, Annie McLaughlin, angélica maria millán lozano, Nick Norman, Christian Rogers, and Cari Vander Yacht.