lumber room

Sunday, October 6, 2019
4 – 6 PM

Closing reception for Kate Newby’s A puzzling light and moving. and book release for Kate Newby, Pocket Works published by the lumber room.


Wednesday, September 11, 2019
7 PM, doors at 6:30 PM

In conjunction with the exhibition Kate Newby, A puzzling light and moving.

San Cha is a singer-songwriter, based in the City of Angels, increasingly known for her visceral and explosive live performances. Her name, derived from the Spanish word sancha, which translates to ‘mistress’, is a mischievous reference to the title of ‘San’, given to male saints in the Catholic tradition. Fans of cumbia and punk, bolero and electro, flock to see San Cha’s emotional renditions of traditional Mexican rancheras and original songs that queer conventions of identity, power and love. Her striking stage presence is accompanied by the one-of-a-kind garments she adorns, aesthetic reflections of the years spent performing in drag and club scenes in the Bay. San Cha was most recently the headlining act at the kickoff of the 2019 Red Bull Music Festival, with upcoming performances at the Levitt Pavilion, Getty Museum and Santa Monica Pier.

TBA 2019 Partner Program, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
Limited seating, no reservations 


Sunday, July 28, 2019
5 – 7 PM

Opening Reception for Kate Newby, A puzzling light and moving. part III with a musical performance by Sávila


Friday, June 28, 2019
12 – 6 PM

Please join us during gallery hours to listen to a durational ambient performance from Portland based musician Matt Emmons and viewing of Kate Newby’s exhibition A puzzling light and moving.


Monday, May 6, 2019

Part II of Kate Newby's A puzzling light and moving. reviewed in May issue of Artforum by Jon Raymond


Sunday, May 5, 2019
2 PM

Please join us for a live dance performance Property of Opaqueness by Takahiro Yamamoto. Performed by Takahiro Yamamoto and Roland Dahwen Wu. Sound Score by Sofia Acosta.


Sunday, April 14, 2019
4 – 6 PM

Please join us for an afternoon of music from Portland based musician Dragging an Ox Through Water and viewing of Kate Newby’s exhibition A puzzling light and moving.


Tuesday, February 19, 2019
5 – 6 PM

Sunset performance with Marisa Anderson and Jim White.


Sunday, January 20, 2019
3 – 5 PM

Michael Hurley performance in conjunction with Kate Newby's exhibition.


Friday, December 7, 2018
5 – 7 PM

Lonnie Holley performance in conjunction with Kate Newby's exhibition.


Friday, November 9, 2018
6 PM

Eileen Myles reading in conjunction with Kate Newby's exhibition.


Tuesday, November 6, 2018
11 AM – 1 PM

Opening Reception for Kate Newby, A puzzling light and moving.


Friday, April 13, 2018
5 – 7 PM

Opening Reception for Mira Dancy, Self Seed


Thursday, June 8, 2017
5 – 7 PM

Summer Reception for WOMEN TO THE FRONT
featuring a site specific work by Eve Fowler


Friday, August 19, 2016
7 – 9 PM

Opening Reception
Michael E. Smith


Friday, March 13, 2015
1 – 3 PM

Opening Reception
With a Clear Mind, you can move with the truth


Wednesday, October 8, 2014
6 – 8 PM

A Conversation and Reception with Dan Cameron, Polly Apfelbaum and Tony Feher


Sunday, May 18, 2014
1 – 3 PM

Opening Reception
Tony Feher


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Tony Feher: PSU MFA Studio Visiting Artist Lecture


Sunday, March 16, 2014
1 – 3 PM

Opening Reception
Polly Apfelbaum
Color Stations: Portland


Sunday, June 2, 2013
Noon – 4 PM

Lynne Woods Turner: Considering Sandback


Sunday, April 14, 2013
Noon – 4 PM

Opening Reception
Julia Dault Fred Sandback


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Terrain Shift Artist Talk: Corin Hewitt


Saturday, January 12, 2013

Terrain Shift Artist Talk: Evan La Londe


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Opening Reception for Interior Margins curated by Stephanie Snyder, John and Anne Hauberg Curator and Director, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, in collaboration with Lumber Room founder Sarah Miller Meigs.