Sunday, January 15, 2017

January 15 Chrome Siege

Chrome, helmed by Helios Creed since the mid-1970's Bay Area, plays industrial punk. They laid the path for Nine Inch Nails. Personnel have changed over 40 years, revolving around Creed. They make a rare appearance tonight.

Opening are Death of the West and Soriah. Portland Tuvan throat singer Soriah is not to be missed, he plays just a few times a year in Portland.

Chrome, Soriah and Death of the West https://www.facebook.com/events/239485759805911/ at the Star Theater 13 NW 6th. Early show 8PM-11, darkwave dance party after $15



Etat de Siege (Under Siege) is a lecture performance composed by Modou Dieng with the collaboration Aruni Dharmakirthi, Adrienne Fernandez, Jaleesa Johnston, maximiliano, Angelica Millan, Ruben Marrufo and Jamaali Roberts. https://www.facebook.com/events/188475021616659/ at Disjecta, in the shadow of Paul Bunyan - which is in dire need of your help repainting www.paintpaulpdx.org - www.disjecta.org 8371 N. Interstate Map 7PM Free

Thursday, January 12, 2017

January 13 Broken Promises Plant Art Activism

Artist Noah Dillon (NYC), writer-critic Dr. Sue Taylor and activist video artist Julie Perini speak on Art and the Political Movement in the Littman before the opening. Recommended. It's https://www.facebook.com/events/235009660264403/ at the PSU Littman and White Galleries in Smith Union. www.pdx.edu/littmanandwhite PSU Smith Hall, Room 250, 1825 SW Broadway 5PM-6 Free



After, Stephen Nachtigall has Zero Vine an installation. He is a recent UO MFA based in Eugene with work inspired by plants. Sarah Levy has Morbid Symptoms, a reference to the failure of the Arab Spring in Egypt and Syria. The work itself is drawn portraits. At the PSU Littman and White Galleries in Smith Union. www.pdx.edu/littmanandwhite PSU Smith Hall, Room 250, 1825 SW Broadway 6PM-8 Free



One Grand Gallery has Broken Promises, a silent auction fundraiser for the Standing Rock Indian land rights and nonviolent political movements. The evening supports the Water Protector Legal Collective, www.waterprotectorlegal.org. The One Grand events are always lively. The event is www.facebook.com/events/353225538382100/ at One Grand Gallery www.onegrandgallery.com 1000 E Burnside 7PM-11 Free

Saturday, January 07, 2017

January 8 Lovers' Painting

A Lover’s Race is a new show of paintings by Amy Bernstein. Her unusual style leaves a lot of white space amidst color. She is an arts writer too. But instead of most arts writing's cool academic reserve, Bernstein writes passionately. At Nationale www.nationale.us 3360 SE Division Map 3PM-5 Free

(Check with the gallery on the schedule v the weather)

Friday, January 06, 2017

January 6 Eastside Art Openings+

It's a little quiet and cold tonight.

Dynamic Landscape is a photo show. Actually most of the photos are not very dynamic. At Black Box Gallery www.blackboxgallery.com 811 E Burnside, Suite 212 upstairs Early close 5PM-8 Free



Kerry Davis and Anna Daedalus have Bas-Relief, found images cast into concrete. It opens tonight, and January 28 Kaia Sand and Allison Cobb, who wrote the catalog, will give a reading. At Roll-Up Photo Studio + Gallery 1715 SE Spokane 6PM-9



Alicia Gibson, Jennifer Levonian and Bruce M. Sherman have a group show opening tonight. 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



Float On is where you can experience float tanks. They were invented by Harvard neuroscientist Dr. John C. Lilly, who would be 102 today. He was an early researcher on dolphin intelligence too. Portland's Float On has published a new edition of Dr. Lilly's Center of the Cyclone: An Autobiography of Inner Space. That sounds like a god read! They celebrate that this evening with a creative crowd. At Float On 4530 SE Hawthorne 7PM-10 Free

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

January 5 Westside Art Openings

Winner of the copywriting award of the month, Bad Dreams is a show by Emily Wobb, a "patriot in a post-patriotic era... plan[ing] narratives, cycles of creation, destruction, and re-creation [of] American identity as spectacle."

"I'd never even passed beyond Ohio before. When I drove across the country to Bakersfield I saw the Rockies for the first time, and just had that romantic view of the United States, like "Wow! This is such an amazing place and I want to see all of it!" I got the travel bug and I wanted to see all the United States and Canada with my car. I drove to Alaska for a month and loved the adventure but mostly the time that I spent by myself. It felt freeing and I felt a stronger patriotism than I had ever felt before. That has a lot to do with this show, thinking back to being free, sort of, and exploring that naive patriotism that goes into the idea of "America's free and beautiful!" Especially right now. I'm thinking about how it's beautiful sometimes and not others, a lot of these feelings came up before the final election decision too. I feel guilty and betrayed by my love of my country."

She is cofounder of the Bronco Gallery. Some of her work has focused on suburban houses, car culture and airliners.

This will also be the last physical show by the Duplex Gallery. Duplex has curated some stunning new artist shows. They plan to maintain their super gallery guide, galleryguide.duplexgallery.com/. Thanks Duplex Gallery!

Recommended: Emily Wobb at Duplex Collective www.duplexcollective.com 219 NW Couch 6PM-9 Free



Fourteen30 has an unusual Thursday show. They are not far from the Goose Hollow MAX or Jefferson bus routes. Tonight it is Donald Morgan with bright sculpture-installation Reader's Tomb. He is a Eugene UO art prodessor and member of Springfield's excellent Ditch Projects www.ditchprojects.com/. 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 early close 6PM-8 Free 6-8



Waterstone has a sure to be colorful group show, breaking from prints, into painting and sculpture. It's Wish You Were Here: The Lure of the Exotic by Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley, Frank Hyder, Mary Josephson, Lisa Onstad, Adam Sorenson and Baba Wague Diakite. Wish You Were Here www.waterstonegallery.com/exhibitions/january-2017-2/ at Waterstone Gallery www.waterstonegallery.com in their new location 124 NW 9th 6PM-9 Free



Kendra Larson adds figures to new landscapes. There is also a group show by gallery artists. At Augen Gallery www.augengallery.com 716 NW Davis early close 8 Free



Kris Harris has baconesque figures. There is also a group show by gallery artists. At Froelick Gallery www.froelickgallery.com 714 NW Davis early close 8 Free



Upfor continues Claudia Hart. At UpFor Gallery www.upforgallery.com 929 NW Flanders early close 6PM-8 Free



Hartman has a good group show, including paintings. At Charles Hartman Fine Art www.hartmanfineart.net 134 NW 8th early close 8PM Free



Eric West has Cityscape Burma and Stan Raucher has monochrome Metro, photographing individuals on mass transit, recalling Dorothea Lange. At Blue Sky Gallery www.blueskygallery.org Map 122 NW 8th 6PM-9 Free



Art and Oddities is a show at W+K www.wk.com 224 NW 13th Map 5PM-9 Free



Laura Hughes, Stephen Milner, Natalie Wood and Alex Wurts have a mid-MFA show at the University of Oregon White Stag Building, whitebox.uoregon.edu 70 NW Couch 6PM-9 Free

Not to far is a new space, Impossible Box. Emily Kepulis, recent PSU grad, has Layers of Sentiment, abstract paintings. At 215 SW 1st 5PM-11



PNCA is recommended to stop in. They have long time cycle shows and pop ups distributed throughout the building. PNCA www.pnca.edu 511 NW Broadway Map 6PM-9 Free



Everett Lofts are recommended as always. It's easier for you to see them all than for me to write suggestions. At the Everett Lofts 625 NW Everett. Bounded by NW Everett, Broadway, Flanders and 6th Map 6PM-9 Free

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

January 3 History Hole

Physical Education is a modern dance art project. For History is a Hole, they had a short video exchanges, a reading group, discussions, visual art making. Tonight's performance is the result.

Contributors to the process and performers include: Kalimah Abioto, Samiya Bashir, Roland Dahwen Wu, Keyon Gaskin, Allie Hankins, Maggie Heath, Sidony O'Neal, Sharita Towne, Stacey Tran, Takahiro Yamamoto and Lu Yim.

Physical Education www.facebook.com/events/2157308874494833/ at PNCA www.pnca.edu 511 NW Broadway Map 7PM Free

Friday, December 23, 2016

December 23-25 NTVTY VII

Jesus was an alien. This yearly event celebrates it.

The Xhurch is an Alberta former church and now current artist live, work, show, gallery, virtual reality haven and dream portal.

It fits in with its protagonist's larger documentation of former churches, repurposed: www.xhurches.org. And it vibes with contemporary spiritual and mysticism admixing art and culture.

This Xhurch's churchly origin nativities have been remembered yearly for the last six years with artist-realized nativity scenes.

This is the seventh year.

And this year continues the virtual reality vector with Liminal Passage.

Musicians accompany the live VR and projected for all NTVTY. Honoring the Ghost Ship. Strongly recommended.

NTVTY VII www.facebook.com/events/1787199438210744/ at Xhurch xhurch.net 4550 NE 20th. Map 7PM-9+ Donations for the Ghost Ship family appreciated