Dorsa Brevia

Dorsa Brevia is a compact habitat module, gallery, and event space in Portland, Oregon.

625 NW Everett Street #103
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Isaac Dunne: Intricate Rituals

Thursday, June 6th 2019 at 6:00pm

Dorsa Brevia is proud to present Intricate Rituals, an exhibition of new works on paper by Isaac Dunne. On view are five watercolors depicting men in ambiguous moments of contact. Dunne’s soft rendering on delicate materials gestures toward the uncertain possibility of tenderness within masculine tropes and the desperate pleasures of a fugitive touch. Dunne appropriates the imagery in these watercolors from YouTube videos of men doing partner stretches. The images reveal the way that violence, affection, domination and submission all circulate freely within the performance of masculinity. Dunne is from Astoria, OR and currently lives and works in Brooklyn. This is his first show in Portland.

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Amanda Dawn Potter

Thursday, May 2nd 2019 at 6:00pm

First Thursday opening of new works in gouache and acrylic by Amanda Dawn Potter

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AWP Offsite events

Wednesday, March 27th 2019 at 7:00pm

Dorsa Brevia will host a number of readings during the AWP conference in Portland. Details TBA.

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Kate Jayroe chapbook release

Thursday, March 21st 2019 at 7:00pm

Launch event for the release of Kate Jayroe's first print collection, "Parts."

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First Thursday: Caitlin Rippey

Thursday, February 7th 2019 at 6:00pm

Embroidered moons by Caitlin Rippey, January artist-in-residence.

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Evening of Poetry

Thursday, January 31st 2019 at 7:30pm

Join us on the last day of January for four poets: Julian Smuggles, Kelsey Gray, Julia Clare Tillinghast, & Kate Jayroe.

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Reading Series #3

Thursday, November 29th 2018 at 7:30pm

Ally Harris, Jay Aquinas Thompson, Melissa Amstutz, Rob Schlegel, and Sascha Krader.

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Deep Overstock Issue 3 Launch

Friday, November 16th 2018 at 7:30pm

Deep Overstock #3: Paranormal Romance<br> Launch party and reading.

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Audiobooks with Matt Haynes

Friday, November 9th 2018 at 7:00pm

Matt Haynes presents an audiobooks narration demonstration as part of Lit Crawl 2018.

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Puppy Love

Friday, November 9th 2018 at 6:00pm

liz yerby presents Puppy Love as part of Lit Crawl 2018.

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Halloween on the High Seas

Wednesday, October 31st 2018 at 8:00pm

Low-key nautical-themed Halloween party. Avast, etc.

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Ukodus Weird Search

Thursday, October 4th 2018 at 6:00pm

Joshua Force's first gallery show. Left hand-driven alien language weird searches.

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Nari Solo Exhibition

Thursday, September 27th 2018 at 6:00pm

Honored to present portraits and illustrative work by Nari before they return to Japan in October.

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Reading Series 2: Equinox

Saturday, September 22nd 2018 at 6:30pm

Poetry reading curated by Shannon Edwards to coincide with the precise moment of vernal equinox at 6:54pm feat. Julia Wohlstetter, Lillian Ruth Nickerson, & Dahlia Ana Dant.

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Dorsa Brevia Reading Series #1

Thursday, September 6th 2018 at 7:30pm

Kate Jayroe, Lucie Bonvalet, Joni Renee, Robert Torres, & Kelsey Gray.

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Dorsa Brevia Drawing Club

Sunday, September 2nd 2018 at 10:00am

Weekly drawing club promoting creative experimentation and growth. Join us for an 8 week session with materials and snacks provided. Sundays at 10am • $5

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Dinner Club

Wednesday, August 29th 2018 at 6:00pm

Ambitious cooking for a group of friends and friends-of-friends. Keeping it Italian.

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Tarot Night

Tuesday, August 14th 2018 at 7:30pm

Semi-regular Jeu de Tarot night with a small group of friends. Traditions include an exchange of pre-rehearsed jokes and Chloe delaying the reveal of her status as the bidder's partner.

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Dinner party

Wednesday, August 8th 2018 at 6:30pm

Had some friends over for dinner. I made eggplant parmesan and pasta salad using the homemade noodles that Kate and I rolled out that morning.

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Deep Overstock Issue 2 Reading

Thursday, August 2nd 2018 at 7:30pm

Join us for a launch party and reading from Deep Overstock #2, the literary journal for booksellers.

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