Friday, July 10, 2009

July 10 Portrait of Portraits and Korean Art

Korean art has a long history, yet the contemporary art of Korea is not well known. The father of video art is Korean Nam Jun Paik. That was then, this is now. Gallery Homeland updates Portland with an up to the minute show by Eun-young Cho, Sahm-kwon Kim, Jihee Kim, Yang-hee Kim, Duk Hwan Jo, Hyunmin Lee, Keum Aeng Seo, Jooahn Kwon, Ji Eun and Joowon Lee. Korean art shows are reaching US and the UK in 2009, echoing the discovery of Chinese art by the West in the mid-1990's. It will be a fascinating opportunity to sample the thoughts of artists living on the fault line of economic change and a divided country with the highest penetration of high speed Internet in the world, far surpassing the United States. It's at Gallery Homeland 2505 SE 11th x Division

Long time Portland gallerist, Mark Woolley, turns his eye to curation with a show, Portraits. Included are many artists who have been mentioned here including Holly Andres, Tim Gunther, Stewart Harvey, Wei Hsueh, Jacob Pander, Christopher Rauschenberg, Alicia Rose, Gus Van Sant Terry Toedtemeyer and Carol Yarrow. Many are Portland multi-creatives spanning visual art, music, geology and filmmaking, not a new phenomena in Portland. At WorksoundPDX 820 SE Alder

Meanwhile 23 Sandy reprises last Friday's soft opening with the surreal mashup of Chris Haberman's mad tea party - Alice in Wonderland themed painting - and Jessica Spring's horse show. At 623 NE 23 x Sandy