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March 25, 2014
Bullseye presents The Secret Order.

Portland, OR – Bullseye Gallery presents The Secret Order, a solo exhibition by Silvia Levenson on view April 2 – May 31, 2014.

In her previous work Silvia Levenson has drawn a distinction between our perceptions and the truth. Using playful colors and visual sleight of hand, Levenson uncovers the turbulent forces that simmer beneath culturally constructed concepts such as domesticity, beauty and femininity. In The Secret Order, Levenson explores the origin of these constructs. “Sometimes adults fantasize that they can understand children because they were once children,” Levenson explains, “but the world of children is far from the world of adults. These years delineate an era when the boundary between reality and dreams is evanescent.” The dreamlike and dislocated world of children is emphasized through mixed-media sculptures of little girls with animal heads. Installed with constellation maps, these works point to our futile desire to find meaning in the chaos while simultaneously hinting at a hidden order, albeit one that is not discernable to those of us who have transitioned from childhood to adulthood.

Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Silvia Levenson immigrated to Italy in 1981, during the “disappearances” of the Dirty War. In 2004, Levenson received the Rakow Commission Award from the Corning Museum of Glass in New York, and in 2008 she was a shortlisted nominee for the Bombay Sapphire Prize. Her work has been exhibited around the world and is part of the collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, the Museo del Vidrio in Argentina, and the Museo del Vetro in Italy.


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April 02 - May 31, 2014
Artist Reception and Artist Talk, Wednesday, April 2, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
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March 25, 2014
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Bullseye presents The Secret Order.
March 19, 2014
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Pamela Ellgen reviews Constructions (Asian Reporter)
March 12, 2014
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Mel Douglas is awarded the 2014 Tom Malone Prize
February 19, 2014
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Bullseye presents Constructions
February 19, 2014
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Emerge 2014 Finalists Announced
December 27, 2013
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Bullseye presents Retrospective.
November 20, 2013
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October 24, 2013
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Bullseye @ SOFA Chicago 2013
October 24, 2013
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Bullseye presents It's Quiet Down Deep and Shelter
October 02, 2013
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Emerge 2014: Call for Entries
August 21, 2013
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Bullseye presents In the Beginning was Black
June 19, 2013
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Bullseye presents Landscape Portraits
May 18, 2013
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April 25, 2013
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Michael Endo on Oregon Art Beat (OPB TV)
April 19, 2013
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Bullseye presents Chroma-Culture
February 20, 2013
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Bullseye presents The End and After
December 27, 2012
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Richard Speer's "Best Portland Art of the year 2012" (Willamette Week)
December 20, 2012
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Bullseye presents Vanitas
November 27, 2012
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Conversations is an art ltd. Critic's Pick
October 24, 2012
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Bullseye presents Conversations: Architectural Responses to Place
August 28, 2012
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Bullseye presents Six Impossible Things
July 20, 2012
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Richard Speer reviews "Hazy" (Willamette Week)
July 03, 2012
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Bullseye presents Hazy
June 15, 2012
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Morgan Delp features "Import" (Toledo Free Press)
May 17, 2012
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Bullseye presents Unforgiving Edge/What Remains
May 01, 2012
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Richard Speer reviews "Of Other Spaces" (art ltd.)
April 25, 2012
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Bullseye presents Evolve: Past Award Winners - Emerge 2002-2010
April 10, 2012
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Bullseye presents Emerge 2012
March 17, 2012
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In the Studio: Richard Parrish creates landscapes in glass by Michele Corriel (Western Art and Architecture)
March 08, 2012
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Richard Speer reviews "Of Other Spaces" (Willamette Week)
February 29, 2012
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Katharine Morales previews "Of Other Spaces" (Glass Quarterly)
February 16, 2012
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Bullseye presents Of Other Spaces
January 10, 2012
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Richard Speer reviews Facture (Visual Art Source)
January 10, 2012
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Lisa Radon reviews Carrie Iverson's Correspondence (art ltd.)
January 04, 2012
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Ruth Reader previews "Facture: Artists at the Forefront of Painterly Glass" (Glass Quarterly)
December 28, 2011
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Panel Discussion: Painters in Glass
December 28, 2011
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Richard Speer's 10 favorite visual art shows of 2011 (Willamette Week)
December 28, 2011
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Bullseye presents Facture
November 26, 2011
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Bullseye presents BodyWork
November 08, 2011
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Dan Hofstetter profiles Bullseye artists in Full Transparency (Art & Antiques)
October 15, 2011
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Bullseye @ SOFA Chicago 2011
October 06, 2011
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Stacy Lynn Smith Artist Talk
September 29, 2011
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Richard Speer reviews Carrie Iverson's Correspondence (Visual Art Source)
September 24, 2011
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Bullseye presents Kate Baker: Cipher
September 07, 2011
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Richard Speer reviews Carrie Iverson's Correspondence (Willamette Week)
August 11, 2011
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Bullseye presents Carrie Iverson: Correspondence & April Surgent: Into the Surface
August 10, 2011
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Richard Speer reviews Richard Whiteley's Encapsulated Space (Visual Art Source)
August 03, 2011
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An interview with Joanne Teasdale (Santa Fe Radio Café)
August 02, 2011
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Abi Spring Artist Talk
July 12, 2011
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Bullseye in Santa Fe
July 01, 2011
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Bullseye Presents Richard Whiteley: Encapsulated Space
July 01, 2011
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Alex Rauch interviews Silvia Levenson (PORT)
June 09, 2011
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Bullseye presents Crossover
May 17, 2011
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Bullseye @ artMRKT 2011
May 06, 2011
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Bob Hicks reviews Dante Marioni's Variations. (Oregonian)
May 05, 2011
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Nexus: The Pacific Northwest Stakes its Claim as a Hotbed for Contemporary Glass by Richard Speer (art ltd.)
May 04, 2011
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Richard Speer reviews Dante Marioni's Variations. (Willamette Week)
March 31, 2011
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Bullseye presents Dante Marioni: Variations
March 01, 2011
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January 15, 2011
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Bullseye presents inFORM
January 11, 2011
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Richard Speer reviews Mark Zirpel's Queries in Glass (Willamette Week)
January 07, 2011
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Lisa Radon reviews Mel Douglas' Eventide. (art ltd.)
December 29, 2010
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Richard Speer selects Joanne Teasdale's Imprints as Best Glass of 2010 (Willamette Week)
November 30, 2010
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Bullseye presents Mark Zirpel: Queries in Glass
November 26, 2010
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Bullseye presents Klaus Moje: Constructed
November 26, 2010
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Bullseye @ Art Miami 2010
October 19, 2010
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Bullseye @ SOFA Chicago 2010
October 05, 2010
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"Three Questions For... Mel Douglas", an interview (GLASS Quarterly Hot Sheet)
September 28, 2010
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Bullseye presents Mel Douglas: Eventide
September 28, 2010
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A Conversation with Nathan Sandberg (KBOO Radio, Art Focus)
September 08, 2010
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Invisible Cities Review (The Oregonian)
September 01, 2010
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Martha Pfanschmidt Artist Talk
July 21, 2010
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Invisible Cities Artist Talk
July 21, 2010
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Bullseye presents Invisible Cities
July 02, 2010
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"Seen: Richard Marquis' esoteric whimsy at Bullseye Gallery" by Lee Gaizak Brooks (GLASS Quarterly Blog)
July 01, 2010
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May 22, 2010
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May 13, 2010
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April 20, 2010
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Bullseye artists selected for Art on the Edge 2010
April 08, 2010
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Willamette Week Pick - Joanne Teasdale's "Imprints"
April 06, 2010
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Richard Speer reviews Mel George's "Reminders ( art ltd.)
March 11, 2010
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Bullseye presents PHOTO/SYNTHESIS
March 09, 2010
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Bullseye presents Joanne Teasdale: Imprints
February 24, 2010
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Bullseye presents e-merge 2010
February 17, 2010
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Reflect a Willamette Week Pick
January 26, 2010
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"Artists to Watch: April Surgent" by Linda Greene (AACG Newsletter)
January 23, 2010
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"Three Questions For... April Surgent", an interview (GLASS Quarterly Hot Sheet)
January 12, 2010
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Bullseye presents April Surgent: Reflect
December 18, 2009
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"Mel George at Bullseye Gallery" by Chas Bowie (The Oregonian)
December 15, 2009
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"Mel George: Wishing You Were Someplace - Anyplace - Else" by Richard Speer (Willamette Week)
December 02, 2009
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Reminders a First Thursday PORT pick
November 25, 2009
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Richard Parrish Artist Talk at Bullseye Glass Company
November 25, 2009
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Bullseye at Art Miami 2009
November 19, 2009
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Willamette Week pick - Giles Bettison's Solace
November 13, 2009
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Bullseye presents Mel George: Reminders
November 10, 2009
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Richard Speer reviews Giles Bettison's Solace (Visual Art Source)
October 24, 2009
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October 14, 2009
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