Caricature of a Confidential Nature, Erik Schmidt, 2005
||“They collect work that represents some of the most exciting practices happening today,” says
The pair of exhibitions are entitled New Trajectories I: Relocations (Jan. 24–March 11)
and New Trajectories II: Expansions (April 11–
June 11). Relocations highlights painting, drawing, sculpture, and multimedia projects. It includes
new work by German artist Stefan Thiel, who creates enormous pastoral scenes using traditional
paper-cut techniques, and British artist Graham Little, who reinterprets early twentieth-century
portraiture traditions in colored pencil.
Expansions will include recent photographs by Gregory Crewdson, whose work Snyder describes
as “fantastical realism,” portraying highly composed scenes such as family gatherings
or car accidents in unusual ways.
Snyder says that exhibiting such a diverse collection of contemporary art is a creative coup
for Reed. “There’s no other institution in Portland bringing this kind of work here,” she
says. “A Reed student would have to travel to L.A., New York, Berlin, or London to see