Saturday, February 23, 2019

February 24 Vestmenta

Martha Daghlian is the artist behind the Grapefruits Art Space, which we miss. The bright pink poppy website for Grapefruits parallels the aesthetics of Daghlian's own idea-driven art garments. Ceremonial Vestments is her show of those garments. Writer Amy Bay has a short essay on the work on the Melanie Flood Projects website; it's well worth reading. At Melanie Flood Projects, www.melaniefloodprojects.com 420 SW Washington St #301 Noon-2 Free

February 23 Wabi Sabi Social Caldera

The social practice artists have a participatory conference today: The Schemers, Scammers, and Subverters Symposium. The event mascot is a snake. You can drop in or out any time, the schedule is on their website http://schemersscammers.club/. In the Windsor Rooms A & B of the Crowne Plaza Hotel 1441 NE 2nd 9:30AM-6 Free



Caldera holds 3 Saturday readouts of its resident artists. The residents get snowed in to work in a good year for global warming, and the buildings are used for youth art programs warm months. This resident readout is by Sarah Abdel-Jelil (Minneapolis, MN), Gisell Calderón (Minneapolis, MN), Abigail Chabitnoy (Fort Collins, CO), Ian Hanesworth (Minneapolis, MN), Larry Krone (New York, NY), Rubén García Marrufo (Portland, OR), Aurora Masum-Javed (Lewisburg, PA), Maximiliano (Portland, OR), Jamila Osman (Portland, OR.)

At Camp Caldera (use your Tripcheck.com for weather conditions on the road) www.calderaarts.org, 31500 Blue Lake Drive, Sisters, OR Map 12:30PM-3:30 Free



Wabi Sabi Lobby is a show by Alika Cooper and Eric Wesley from LA. Wesley is known for converting an abandoned Taco Bell in St Louis into an art gallery, www.bortolamigallery.com. Here is the story of that project: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/zmmqgw/why-an-la-artist-turned-an-abandoned-taco-bell-into-a-midwestern-art-exhibit. Alika Cooper is a mixed media painter, sculpts and intervenes. The space, Private Places has very limited hours, so see the opening at this gallery in a working studio that plies the space between Portland and Los Angeles. At Private Places www.privateplaces.us 2400 Holliday Map 5PM-7 Free

Friday, February 08, 2019

February 8 Think Reverie

Think of Me is a group show by self-taught artists on the theme of keepsakes and mementos. So it has narrative. 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 5PM-7 Free



Reverie Room, is a show by teen artists Ella Jones and Ruby Zapf-Gellar. It takes a long time to regain as an adult the edit-free work of young people, and witness KSMOCA. Artists have kids, often producing good work. At 1122 Gallery 1122gallery.com, gallery in a garage, 1122 SE 88th. 6PM-9 Free

Thursday, February 07, 2019

February 7 Westside Art Openings+

Reed photographer Leo Rubinfien has Eyehold to Eyehold, work of almost 40 years documenting globalization, much in Southeast Asia. At Reed College 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd. Talk, Eliot chapel 5:30PM, Reception after in the gallery. Free



WAYout: Worldwide Arts for Youth works in Sierra Leone making art. Sierra Leone had a bad situation between 1991 and 2001 which especially impacted the personality development of children to teens of the time. They are old enough now to have their own children. Tonight P:ear Mentor youth artists show vérité photographic work inspired by Sierra Leone youth artists. At P:ear www.pearmentor.org 338 NW 6th early close 5PM-8 Free



Chip Thomas has In Messages from the Underworld, a meditation on the agriculture of corn in the Americas, where it originated as a native wild grass. Jinhyun Cha from South Korean has Post-Border Line, photographs of the most mined border in the world amidst a great thaw between North and South. Chip Thomas has an artist talk 3PM Saturday, Jinhyun Cha has an artist talk tonight at 5PM.

Jerry Mayer is in the Nine Gallery.

At Blue Sky Gallery www.blueskygallery.org Map 122 NW 8th 6PM-9 Free



Kendra Larson works in impressionistic landscapes. It is cool she is at Augen. The new work mixes in color. At Augen Gallery www.augengallery.com 716 NW Davis early close 8PM Free



The Night Lights video projection project outdoors in a parking lot has Megan Mckissack piece using Oregon LIDAR data and climate change. It's on the building wall at 411 NW Park 6PM-9ish Free



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. But Dolphin Midwives may be interesting at Variform. Some close as early as 9PM. At the Everett Lofts 625 NW Everett. Bounded by NW Everett, Broadway, Flanders and 6th Map closing ranges from 9PM-10ish Free

February 7-9 Moar Light!

The Portland Winter Light Festival is inspired by light festivals around the world and hometown DIY projects like the Light Bar. It's in its fourth year. So there are more events in locations beyond the OMSI center, including performances in the World Trade Center. It's big enough and dispersed enough that you can experience it over multiple evenings. It's child friendly and popular with families. Some installations are warm wood-burning fire. We may have snow and that will be beautiful! The Portland Winter Light Festival www.pdxwlf.com some daytime locations, OMSI evenings, the World Trade Center evenings. The Portland Street Car is free after 5PM each night: go by train! 6PM-11 Free

Sunday, February 03, 2019

February 3 Soft Shades

Lilian Martinez has Soft Shades, impressionist portraits in a domestic setting. At Nationale www.nationale.us 3360 SE Division Map 3PM-5 Free

Saturday, February 02, 2019

February 2 Natura Redacted Birthday+

It's NoPo night!


Ním Wunnan has paintings and drawings, Natura Morta. It is at the new ExtraOrdinary Gallery space in a private home 3554 N. Missouri 6PM-9 Free



Alan Page from Portland, operating as Sic Redacted, has his first solo show tonight. He works in video glitch and noise. We would like to see more of this branch of video art. At Ori Gallery, little with a big vision, www.oriartgallery.com 4038 N Mississippi 6PM-9 Free



The [web instantiation of the] Internet is 30 years old*. So Carnation Contemporary mounts Http://www:A Birthday Celebration on that theme. HBTY!

Artists include: Bjørn Magnhildøen, Elizabeth Withstandley, Julia Tatiyatrairong, Justin Lincoln, Larissa Garcia, Louis Frehring, MidGray (Simon Boas + Kris Blackmore) + Catherine Chen, Morgan Buck, Nathan Paul Rice, Olivia No, Qigemu (April Lin + Jasmine Lin), Sarah C. Blanchette, Tannon Reckling, Tricia Knope and Zach Whitworth. They are having events and interventions all month which could be interesting.

The first opens tonight. There is a more eloquent exposition on their web site which will link to events.

*The first primitive implementation of the Internet was in 1969. Mass usability emerged in 1989 from the CERN high energy physics lab by Tim Berners-Lee. The rest is (continuing) history.

At Carnation Contemporary www.carnationcontemporary.com in the Disjecta building 8371 N Interstate. 6PM-9 Free



More a happening in the music realm, the Imbolic Sleep Concert starts late and goes early.

Friday, February 01, 2019

February 1 Love Together Breathe Beauty Morsels Together

Bite Studio has Love in Print, a massive group show. It's a benefit for P:ear, yes. The big list is on their website At Bite Studio www.bitestudio.org/UPCOMING-SHOWS 2400 SE 7th 6PM-10 Free



Abney Wallace and Daniel Glendening have a show Alone and Together. At the Third Room Project www.thirdroom.net 717 NE Broadway #205 7PM-9 Free



All This Useless Beauty are paintings from Serena Cole. Jeremy Okai Davis has Together, Brothers. At Stephanie Chefas Projects www.stephaniechefas.com 305 SE 3rd Ave #202 - the City Sign Building, formerly a low cost artist space Map. 6PM-9 Free



Breathe In, Breathe Out is a show by Andrew Casto. Also Joy Morsels is there from Nick Weddell. At Eutectic Gallery www.eutecticgallery.com 1930 NE Oregon 6PM-9 Free

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

January 31 Brink Ascent

It's last Thursday on Alberta. Twin galleries Antler and Talon have shows. Antler PDX has a show Brink, illustrations of wildlife. Talon has Ascent, a group show with their take on pop-surrealism. At Antler Gallery + Talon Gallery antlerpdx.com + talongallery.com
2728-2724 NE Alberta 6PM-9

Some of the other art spaces on Alberta may be open too.