Saturday, July 25, 2015

July 26 New Feeling

The Felt Book is a project documenting home remedies and rituals by artists. It has been an email project, eFelt, a website, a documentary video, and a tour. The tour comes to Portland tonight, hosted by False Front. It's organized by The Institute for New Feeling. From 8-9 is the show and from 9-10 is the video. At False Front Studio www.falsefrontstudio.com 4518 NE 32nd Map 8PM-10 $5-10 donation

Friday, July 24, 2015

July 24 Oil Work Digging Fossils

Listen, Baxter, by Wyatt Niehaus from Norway, is a meditation on people, ships and shores, labor and industry. Workers in his videos bring North Sea oil buried under the sea floor to the surface; they load it, up to $150 million of oil in a single load, on tankers. Not too distant from our experience loading Midwest oil on ships in the Columbia today, or piping Canada gas to be loaded in Coos Bay in the future.

At S1 www.s1portland.com 4148 NE Hancock Map 7PM-9 Free

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

July 22 Go Team Beauty

Beauty in art is not dead. One of the contemporary fans of beauty is the critic Dave Hickey. Personally I see beauty as the initial attractor to the full experience including idea and narrative. Beauty alone is not enough. It is a necessary but not sufficient ingredient. The Jeffrey Thomas Gallery has their own take in a large show Beauty in the Age of Indifference. It includes artists

Chris Johanson, Eva Lake (courtesy of the Augen Gallery), Michael Lucero, Heather Hutchison, Eric Stotik (courtesy of the Laura Russo Gallery), Brian Borrello, Cynthia Lahti (courtesy of PDX Contemporary), Brad Mildrexler, Mary Jo Anderson (courtesy of Elizabeth Leach Gallery), Ellen Wishnetsky-Mueller, Anne Siems (courtesy of Laura Russo Gallery), Kevin Kadar (courtesy of Froelick Gallery), Mary Henry, Harry Fritzius
Sherrie Wolf (courtesy of Laura Russo Gallery), Paul Buckland, Tom Cramer (courtesy of Augen Gallery), David E. Stein, Jeff Carpenter, Amanda Snyder and Stuart Buehler.

Opening tonight t Jeffrey Thomas Fine Art www.jeffreythomasfineart.com 2219 NW Raleigh 6PM-8 Free

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

July 21 Bucky's Future

Trevor Blake is a fanboy of R. Buckminster Fuller. Geodesic dome, he invented that at Black Mountain College. Efficient manufactured housing, streamlined easy to park car, a new world map projection, he invented those too. He wrote extensively and had a huge influence on the culture of Silicon Valley. His most important contribution was his writing on the future, many things he proposed are still before us to accomplish. Trevor Blake has written The Buckminster Fuller Bibliography and The Lost Inventions of Buckminster Fuller. He has the largest collection of Fuller materials outside the Buckminster Fuller Institute. He speaks tonight of Bucky, and his work.

A presentation of the Curiosity Club, you can tune into the free live webcast, see the video archive on the Hand Eye Supply website, or visit the talk and demonstration in person at Hand Eye Supply www.handeyesupply.com/pages/curiosity-club 427 NW Broadway 6PM Free



Thursday, July 16, 2015

July 18 eX...it! Contingent Evolution

Wouldn't it be amazing to live in an 800 year old manor, practice your art there, and invite people from around the world to join you? That is Schloss Bröllin, in the former East Germany. It's been taken over by artists and this year they are organizing their 6th international performance workshop and festival, eX...it!.

Portland performers Meshi Chavez and Stephanie Lanckton have been incorporating the Japanese dance form butoh into their work. They present a benefit performance tonight, Bröllin Voyage!, with dancers Mizu Desierto, Tahni Holt, Jim McGinn, Tracy Broyles, Lisa DeGrace; as well as performances by Lanckton and Chavez themselves.

It is a benefit will help to offset their travel expenses to participate in eX...it! There will be cocktails, drinks, food and a dance party after the performance.

Bröllin Voyage! https://www.facebook.com/events/1698839767003654/ at the Headwaters Theater, hosted by www.witdpresents.com 55 NE Farragut St. #9. The theater is in the back of the building by the active railroad tracks facing Winchell Street. Map 7PM-9 Performance, Dance party to 11. $25-100



Cedar jocks has a video installation Contingent Memory and Sergei Khlopoff has paintings Alternate Evolutions." They open tonight. At the Mark Woolley Gallery www.markwoolley.com a gallery on the 3rd floor of the Pioneer Place Mall, with the People's art of Portland opening at the same time. If the mall appears closed, enter the film theater building adjacent, travel through the tunnel to the Place mall, and take the elevator to the 3rd floor, sometimes the bridge on the 3rd floor is open too. 700 SW Fifth 5PM-9 Free

July 17 Statement on a Statement

The art show inspired by local forest lands, Environmental Impact Statement, which we noted on its opening June 29, closes tonight. There will be a discussion with the artists Jodie Cavalier, Jodi Darby, Lisa Schonberg, Heather Treadway, Amy Wheeler Harwood, Leif J. Lee, Alison Jane Clarys, Danielle Ross, Sidony O'neal and Gary Wiseman tonight. At Surplus Space www.SurplusSpace.info 3726 NE 7th Talk 7PM Free

July 16 Chromatic Graduate

Composition has a show of one work each by five of this year's PSU MFA graduates. At Composition Gallery, part of the Everett Station Lofts. https://www.facebook.com/compositiongallery. Mid-block on NW 6th between Everett and Flanders. 6PM-9 Free



Isaac Tin Wei Lin presents Chromatic Intercession. They are colorful imagined alphabets and characters. At Adams and Ollman Gallery, the second of two members of the New Art Dealers Alliance www.newartdealers.org, www.adamsandollman.com 209 SW 9th early close 6PM-8 Free

Friday, July 10, 2015

July 10 Melt

Matthew Clifford Green opens a show of paintings, Waiting for the Ice Cream to Melt, tonight. At the first of two members in Portland of the New Art Dealers Alliance www.newartdealers.org, Fourteen30 Gallery www.fourteen30.com 1501 SW Market Street Map 6PM-8

Thursday, July 09, 2015

July 9 Soft Serve

Soft Serve is a participatory installation by Kate Towers. She has made hand painted fabric, sewn it into clothing, in which the participants, you, can pose for photographs. At Nationale www.nationale.us 3360 SE Division Map 5:30PM-7 Free