PPM, the 2015 Annual Juried Student Exhibition, is a juried exhibit of works created by Linfield College students during the 2015-2016 academic year, presented at the Linfield Gallery at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon from December 2-12, 2015. PPM featured work from fifteen students, including painting, drawing, photography, embroidery, and mixed media work. The guest juror for the exhibit was Ashley Stull Meyers.Juror's Statement
PPM is a survey of contemporary artists working in McMinnville, Oregon. Titled after the abbreviation for the ratio "parts per million," the exhibition is an assemblage of process revealing paintings, drawings, photographs, and objects that present themselves as parts or glimpses of a larger, serialized moment. Collectively, the works speak to an overwhelming agreement: that providing mere impressions of an entire concept or landscape psychologically enhances commonplace observational studies. Figurative illustrates are obscured by cropping, silhouette, or unusual vantage points. Paintings are conceived of as multi-part installations, or portals to other spaces. Paper is appreciated for its objecthood, rather than as a surface primarily sensitive to other media. They're united in their assertion that their works can be—should be—presented as teasers to broader studio practices.