Cannon Gallery of art

The Cannon Gallery of Art is located in the heart of Western Oregon University’s campus in the beautifully renovated Campbell Hall. Campbell Hall was built in 1871 and is the oldest building still in use the Oregon University System. The gallery has approximately 700 square feet of exhibition space and holds six exhibitions during each academic year. Thematic and media-specific exhibits by regional and nationally acclaimed artists are included in each annual schedule.  For more information contact Gallery Director, Paula Booth at 503-838-8607 or


Showing November 7 – December 7, 2018

Tabitha Nikolai

Nightcore Deep Cuts



Nightcore Deep Cuts is a selection of recent works from Tabitha Nikolai that have not previously shown in Oregon, or are otherwise remixed from past bodies of work.

Nightcore is a genre of music borne of the web, which increases the speed and pitch of preexisting popular hits to be highly danceable and positive. The result is an uncanny, manic, sugary condensation of what are often already poppy aesthetics. Nightcore’s quickening makes conventional (and previously enjoyable) music feels glacial and frustratingly predictable. This parallels an accelerating pace of life, work, and socialization under information age capitalism. The onrush of novel forms and technologies can be simultaneously exhilarating and vertiginous. Once the novelty wears off, however, we see the same numb, brutal skirmishes play out, which feel all the stupider for us having heard them before in accelerated time.


Tabitha Nikolai is a trashgender gutter elf and low-level cybermage raised in Salt Lake City and currently based in Portland, Oregon. Her artwork manifests as text, videogames, cosplay, and earnest rites of suburban occult. She is sometimes a stray cat and an attractive nuisance who is interested in reinvention, resistance, resilience, and making pocket worlds with people she loves. In the past she has taught at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and Portland State University, but is now a recovering academic. Her work has been shown at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Vox Populi in Philadelphia; and Ganka Gallery in Tokyo. She hopes you’re doing okay.

Reception: Wednesday, November 7, 4:30 – 6 p.m.


Past 2018 – 2019 Exhibits:
September 26 – October 26, 2018:

Creative Partnership: A Focused Collection of Creative Works

by Harold and Sue Mason



If you have any other questions

please contact Paula Booth at, (503)838-8607
Dan and Gail Cannon Gallery of Art
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, Oregon 97361


Gallery hours
M – F 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and by appointment
(we are happy to accommodate group visits)


Art Department Office Coordinator - Laura Killip

503-838-8340 | or e-mail:  | Location: Campbell Hall 105