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Hours of Operation

Wednesday–Friday • 1–6pm
Saturday • 12-6pm

Current Exhibition

STOCKPILE! by Kate Bingaman-Burt


September 2–October 28


September 2 • 6–9pm

About the Show

This fall, we welcome Portland artist Kate Bingaman-Burt to Mule Gallery. Kate’s work orbits around the objects in our lives: the things we buy, the things we discard, and the collectivity and social interaction that can arise from cycles of consumption. Via illustrations, daily documentation, publications, events, and large-scale participatory projects, Kate’s work invites a dialogue about contemporary forms of exchange.

Stockpile! is a new installation featuring piles of zines, colorful banners and larger than life drawings focusing on her ongoing and completed drawing and photo projects.

Kate has been making work about consumption since 2002, teaching since 2004 and drawing until her hand cramps since 2006. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where, along with being an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Portland State University, she also makes piles of work about consumerism: zines! pillows! dresses! drawings! paper chains! photos! Starting in 2002, she photographed everything she purchased (finished in 2004). In 2004, she started drawing all of her credit card statements until they were paid off (finished in 2010). From 2006–2014, she drew something she purchased everyday. She also wants to draw your passwords, mix tapes, stolen goods, lottery tickets, receipts and yard sale signs. Along with being an educator and illustrator, she frequently travels to speak and to conduct workshops at a variety of universities and organizations. Kate is also on the Board of Directors for Design Week Portland, Independent Publishing Resource Center and Octopus Books.

Thanks to our sponsors Fort Point Beer Company for keeping us hydrated at the reception.

Upcoming Exhibition

Around & Around: Kelli Anderson


November 4–December 23


November 4 • 6–9pm

About the Show

We are thrilled to have Brooklyn-based designer Kelli Anderson presenting Around & Around, the final show of 2016 at Mule Gallery. The show opens on November 4, 2016 and closes on December 23, 2016. A reception for the artist will be held on November 4 from 6-9pm.

Around & Around is a exhibition of mostly-handheld objects that have been “programmed” to be rotated, spun, or perambulated. The show features kaleidoscopic volvelles, a paper prognostication device, origami lenticulars, a recursive card, and prototypes of a new pop-up book that functions as a record player. By engaging the viewer to play, ponder, and tinker, each piece invites direct interaction with invisible forces larger than is implied by its lo-fi form.

Kelli Anderson is an interaction designer interested in exposing invisible forces at play in the world. Next Fall, she will publish This Book is a Planetarium — a collection of functional pop-up contraptions — which includes a tiny paper planetarium, and explains how humble structures can perform extraordinary feats.

Kelli is known for her design, animation, and illustration work for NPR, The New Yorker, Wired, and MoMA—as well as her redesign of brands such as Russ & Daughters, Munchery, and momofuku. Popular projects have included a book that becomes a pinhole camera when opened (This Book is a Camera), design for Tinybop’s acclaimed Human Body app, and a counterfeit NY Times action (as part of activist group, The Yes Men).

Thanks to our sponsors Fort Point Beer Company for keeping us hydrated at the reception.

Upcoming Events

GOAT Salon with Annalee Newitz

October 26 6:30PM

GOAT Salon with Oliver Blank

November 9 6:30PM

GOAT Salon with William Werner

December 7 6:30PM