Friday, November 16, 2018

November 17 Truces Between Portraits, Sunbeams and Marble

Several of the artists in the photo show If But a Sunbeam Strikes Too Warm, Teresa Christiansen and Sarah Meadows, participate in a Q&A with the L&C photography department head. At Melanie Flood Projects, 420 SW Washington St #301 12:30PM Free

Ty Ennis has paintings The Marble Fountain. His painting and mixed media installations are playful abstractions of his life experiences. At Nationale 3360 SE Division Map 3PM-5 Free

Blue Moon Camera is vintage and chemical photography central for Portland and beyond. They have customers around the world. They have occasional shows. Tonight it is Jady Bates, Portland stylist and portrait maker. At Blue Moon Camera 8417 N Lombard 5:30PM-8:30 Free

Angelica Maria Millan Lozano works between Queens and Portland with textile constructions. At the new Fuller Rosen Gallery in the Ford Building created by Killjoy Collective alumni. 2505 SE 11th #106 Map 7PM Free

November 16-17 Never Sorry

Ai Weiwei is China's leading artist at taking risks. The results are beautiful too. The documentary Ai Weiwei, Never Sorry is available at the PSU cinema at a very attractive price. At the PSU Fifth Avenue Cinema, 510 SW Hall 7PM, 9:30 Friday and Saturday, 3PM Sunday. Free for PSU students & faculty w/ID, $4 for all other students & seniors, $5 general

Friday, November 09, 2018

November 9 True Measure

True Measure is the gallery and studio of painters Jesse Reno and Melissa Monroe.They are moving to a new space, so they are throwing one last show in this location. It's an opportunity to see their paintings and sculptures in their natural habitat, and maybe buy some to take home! @jessereno & @melissamonroeart at True Measure 3022 E Burnside 6PM-9:30 Free

Friday, November 02, 2018

November 4 How Many?

Camerawork Gallery has decamped their longtime NW location and recamped in N by Emanuel Hospital. Jānis Miglavs has Five Fingers, an 18 year project gathering stories with drawings and photographs of those narrating them in Africa. His intent is to see where myths of the original African diasporas, beginning as early as 120000 years ago, give or take, coincide with ours today in the Northern Hemisphere. The artist speaks at 4 with a reception following. See the gallery website for viewing hours. At Camerawork Gallery in the Lorenzen Conference Center - Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Campus 301 N. Graham. 4PM-7 Free

November 3 Splash Garage

McIntyre Parker operated a gallery in his garage and publishing project Pied-à-terre documenting some of it. He has shown at Ditch Projects and False Front Gallery. Now he has a big show of photographic work at YU. At YU Contemporary Art 900 SE 10th 4PM-6 Free 4PM-6

Carnation Contemporary has been doing some excellent shows. Leslie Vigeant is interested critiquing how America grows girls into women in her show Splash Time, opening tonight. Why does culture portray young girls as adult and grown women as childish? Is that a cause of unacceptable current events? At Carnation Contemporary in the Disjecta building 8371 N Interstate. 6PM-9 Free

November 2 Eastside Art Openings

Kristin Cole has 45 Reasons Why. It is a photography project of portraits, each subject holds an object threatened by the socio-political currents surrounding us today. Free tickets required at 45 Reasons Why at Uncorked Studios 811 SE Stark St. #300 6PM-8 Free/reservations required

Affiliated is a show by local street artists curated by Mad One. Artists are Voxx, Rx ASkulls, Rong, Bose One, Drsc0, Pamgood2, Dump la Rock, The Earwig22, Eric Able and Jerry "Joker" Inscoe. At Concrete Arcade 959 SE Division #135. 7PM-11 Advance tickets required at $10

I Love Ambrosia is a video, installation, sound and food performance by Katharine Forgan and Bobbi Woods. At Furthermore Space - the joint/joining PNCA/OCAC MFA studios 421 NE 10th 6PM-9 Free

The Spectral Divide by Mako Miyamoto is a show of photography and video captured by a camera modified to be sensitive to near infrared.

It is a little different from the monochrome The Operation by the Panders and followon work or the stunning film work of Richard Mosse in The Enclave.

So we are interested to see where this artist takes infrared-sensitive imaging. At Stephanie Chefas Projects 305 SE 3rd Ave #202 - the City Sign Building, formerly a low cost artist space Map. 7PM-10

Italy : The South is a show of monochrome photos by Lisa Bauso. At Union Knott 2726 ML King Blvd. 6PM-9 Free

Factitious Matter is a sculptural ceramics show by Brett Kern, Tim Kowalczyk, Dylan Martinez, and Mitchell Spain. At Eutectic Gallery 1930 NE Oregon 6PM-9 Free

Here to Stay is an art book show and fair by art book galleries. It opens tonight and runs the weekend. 811 East Burnside #124 5PM-9 Free

Thursday, November 01, 2018

November 1 Westside Art Openings

If you haven't connected to what is going on at the Haxton Hotel event-wise, you might.

Henryk Ross, photographing between 1940 and 1944, documented the Lodz Ghetto of Jews and Roma in Poland. He was employed by the ruling Reich for industrial photography, but made many other photographs, some saved and some destroyed. He understood the moral crux and buried many negatives in 1944, and certainly revisited that question onward over a life of 1910-1991. Many of his photographs he recovered, which were printable, are at the Portland Art Museum and the Oregon Jewish Museum. Memory Unearthed at the Oregon Jewish Museum 724 NW Davis 6PM-8 Free First Thursday

In Transit is a large two month show by photographers George Awde, Daniel Castro Garcia, Gohar Dashti, Tanya Habjouqa and Stefanie Zofia Schulz. The work explores the spatial and emotional travel between cultures. Topical. At Blue Sky Gallery Map 122 NW 8th 6PM-9 Free

Victor Maldonado is an artist to watch who chose to migrate to Portland after a BFA from California College of Art and their MFA from the School of Art Institute in Chicago. His show includes large paintings crossing impressionist landscapes with abstract expressionism brushing. At Froelick Gallery 714 NW Davis early close 8PM Free

Nan Curtis has Numb. She is one of Portland's smart arch-conceptualists, always worth the challenge to experience. At Williamson|Knight 916 NW Flanders 6pm-8 early close Free

Seattle ceramicist Jeffry Mitchell has Tyger! Tyger!, in his ultra-baroque style. At PDX Contemporary Art 925 NW Flanders Map early close 8PM Free

Ralph Pugay has A Spiritual Guide to Brute Force, works made at residencies beyond his Portland home. At UpFor Gallery 929 NW Flanders early close 6PM-8 Free

George Johansen is a Portland painter working at the age of 90 years. He taught at PNCA, and his students subsequently made work or even taught there too. So you probably know students of students. Augen has assembled a career retrospective, from a drawing made at age 10 up to now. It may not be aesthetics au courant, but it is an opportunity to see a lifetime creative arc, especially of you are an artist. At Augen Gallery 716 NW Davis early close 8PM Free

Isaac Layman Has photographs Never Was a Thing, close up photos of everyday household objects. There is a performative aspect, including a 24 hour residency in his own bathroom, making images. It it is an inspiration, if anything, of what any photographer can do. At Elizabeth Leach Gallery 417 NW 9th Map 6PM-9 Free

Roesing Ape and Beth Whelan have a video interactive dance performance event Windows 11 as part of the RACC Night Lights video projection project. Their live performance in situ is mixed with prerecorded video, live. RACC + Open Signal Night Lights series of video projection 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. This month that includes celebrating the Day of the Dead. PNCA 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. 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

The Ace Hotel has a First Thursday experimental music event curated by Sounds et al. Jamondria Harris and Jason Urick perform. It pairs well with Veriform's sound gallery First Thursday, but it detracts from people flowing to galleries and it is a very small space. This month: Graintable and Coast2c. In the Ace Hotel Lobby 1022 SW Stark 6PM-8 Free

Saturday, October 27, 2018

October 27 Sun Ra's Earth

Monuments: The Earth Exhibition of Sun Ra is the coda of Libby Werbel's We. Construct.Marvels.Between.Monuments series at the Portland Art Museum. That is a year long series curated by Werbel who also curated the Portland Museum of Modern Art.

Sun Ra (1914-1994) was a visionary musician and seminal Afrofuturist. His underground film Space is the Place 1972 is worth a watch. The Black Panther film 2018 is an update to Afrofuturism. This afternoon the exhibit opens with live local performances in collaboration with Portland's Deep Underground.

The show is up until January 27. Opening event today.

The Earth Exhibition of Sun Ra at the Portland Art Museum 1219 SW Park 2Pm-5. Regular admission $20, student and 62+ $17, under age 17 Free

Friday, October 26, 2018

October 26 Costumes Encouraged

Winnie Black and Drew McIntyre bring Glaze, music videos, video installations and prints. Music from Magisterial and D.Jenx. Costumes encouraged. At Grapefruits Art Space, 2119 N. Kerby Ave., Suite D, 6PM-10 Free

Thursday, October 25, 2018

October 25 Living Dead Live On

Night of the Living Dead (1968) will screen with a live sound track by Amenta Abioto, Dolphin Midwives and Maxx Katz. These Fin de Cinema events are always lovely, though the price seems to have increased. At Holocene 1001 SE Morrison. Doors 7:30PM, show 8:30. $15