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FORTUNE gallery & press presents sub.set Slip Cast

FORTUNE gallery & press

2235 W Burnside St. Unit A

Portland, Oregon 97210

Opening reception, Sunday, July 3rd, 6:30-10 pm

July 3rd - August 14th, 2016

In reference to the molding of persons and behavior, both conscious and unconscious. The manufacture and slippage of self dependent on biological, environmental, and interpersonal factors..

We are in the space. Now that we are here we try to figure out what we are composed of and how we compose the room. The site specific video installation is an incomplete catalog of the things we are made of, including our hereditary biology, interpersonal relationships, media consumption, and the room.


sub.set is a movement based partnership. Founded in 2015 by Alanna Hoyman-Browe, Hannah McKenzie-Margulies, Claire Thomford-Garner and Simone Wood, the current iteration of sub.set also includes Jackie Davis, Jeanie Yoon and Madelyn Villano. sub.set has performed at Ten Tiny Dances in Beaverton and at TBA, and has also performed at Reed College.

FORTUNE gallery & press presents Taryn Tomasello Tresspass: Ross Island Residency

FORTUNE gallery & press

2235 W Burnside St. Unit A

Portland, Oregon 97210

Opening reception, Saturday, May 14, 12-6 pm

May 14 - June 26, 2016

What is this idea that if we pick up a rock it belongs to us? Hasn't extractionary thinking caused enough harm? For every object there is a corresponding absence somewhere else. The 125 foot hole in the Ross Island lagoon is a reverse monument to Portland, its growth and its development.

The Ross Island Residency is a renegade residency initiated by the artist in collaboration with the curator Will Elder, spanning the period between June 2015-June 2016, at the site of a sand and gravel mine within city limits. This performance is one live component of work which will be concluded at hq Objective's FORTUNE gallery & press, Portland, OR May 14-June 26, 2016.


Taryn Tomasello is a writer, curator, organizer and artist. Her practice is centered on memory, risk and difference inside human geography. The work takes place between video, performance, text and relational sculpture, exhibiting a dense, variable texture, stoic resemblances and mythic attributes, and a deep sympathy for the uninvited. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon with her family.

Her videos have been screened by Experimental Half Hour, Free Spirit News and other experimental video platforms. She has performed solo and collaborative music under the monikers Aures and Wail Signs. She has just collaboratively launched a new curatorial endeavor called Character Plant hosted in gymnasium of the abandoned YMCA building in Astoria.

hq featured in Portland Mercury

hq Objective has been featured in this months Project Art section of the Portland Mercury.

Check out the fantastic article here

February 10, 2016

FORTUNE gallery & press presents Jabari Jordan-Walker and Marc Matchak

FORTUNE gallery & press

2235 W Burnside St. Unit A

Portland, Oregon 97210

January 16th, 12-6 pm

An exhibition and book release.

We the audience are facing conundrums:

Marc says there is a tennis match going, but there is no victory and the rules are somewhat fictive. Jabari gave us instructions on how to build a folded object out of copper, yet it's final form is impossible. Given these circumstances we may feel irresolute. These selected objects, companions in our small space for a time, are gently voicing concern about our expectations of fairness and order in our world.

Will Elder, curator

Jan 11, 2016

Jabari Jordan-Walker (b. 1988 Chicago, IL) is a writer, artist, and occasional curator currently based in Portland, OR. Jordan-Walker is driven by a critique on the pervasive within commodity, wealth, art history, and visual culture. By taking the form of poetry, temporary sculpture, and short-form critical texts Jordan-Walker’s work looks to create conversations surrounding the urban and hinterland. He has most recently been included in a group exhibition at Surplus Space in Portland, OR. Jordan-Walker's writing has been featured in PIN-UP Magazine for Architectural Entertainment, Bartleby Review, and Pythagoras Records.

Marc Matchak is an artist currently living in San Francisco, California. Recent past work has been shown through Pamela’s in Kula, HI and the Time Based Arts Festival in Portland. Writing has been published through The Volta, GaussPDF, Split/Fountain, Muscle Beach, and Amur-Initiatives. Marc is interested in comedy and love as interruptions or abstractions of the world around us.

hq Objective is proud to announce the launch of FORTUNE gallery & press, and our official 501(c)(3) tax expemt status.

FORTUNE will serve as hq Objective's home base for all operations. Fully equipt with the neccesarry equipment for producing high quality publications and artist books, we will also be featuring unique, small scale exhibitions in our store front window.

FORTUNE gallery & press

2235 W Burnside St. Unit A

Portland, Oregon 97210

Coming January 16th, 2016

In conjunction with the opening of FORTUNE, hq is also excited to announce our status as a non-profit with 501(c)(3) tax exemption. We hope that this new avenue will open the door to more funding from grants and donations to help support our programming through 2016 and many more years to come. If you would like to make a donation, please follow this link to our about page.

Along with grants and donations, we will be offering paid services to the community by way of printing, binding, design and project consultation. To learn more, please follow this link to our services page.