Saturday, December 19, 2009

December 19 Rocking Rocksbox

Mr Patrick Rock's Rocksbox is taking a winter hibernation for remodeling. Before, tonight, will be a show and Icelandic rock. It's 9-11/12ish. Michael Reinsch presents A Celebration of Sloth and there will be choice Icelandic punk by Veltias. At Rocksbox Fine Art 6540 N Interstate

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Dec 12 RocksBox PICA Prints

Yearly PICA invites artists, novice to skilled printmakers to take over the presses, primarily working in monotype. It's messy, get inky, fun. Printmaking is a corner of art mediums. We have a concentration in Portland because of the late Gordon Gilkey. But the opportunity for non-printmakers to experiment with all the equipment, assistants and experienced printmakers supporting is extremely rare. Artists Abra Ancliffe, Dan Attoe, Ray Barrett, Amy Bernstien, Pat Boas, Christine Bourdette, Nathan Bowser, John Brandsberg, John Brodie, Christopher Buckingham, Wayne Bund, Ben Buswell, Sidonie Caron, Clare Carpenter, Ann Carstensen, Bruce Conkle, David Corbett, Matthew Courtway, Shawn Creedon, Dennis Cunningham, Wayne Curry, Nan Curtis, Nanda Dagastino, Tim Dalbow, Dana Dart Mclean, Diedrich Dasenbrock, Luther Davis, Shelby Davis, Melia Donovan, David Eckard, Karen Esler, Jenn Feeney, Anna Fidler, Daryah Fohoodyi, Derek Franklin, Glen Galdridge, Scott Gellaty, Damien Gilley, Emily Ginsburg, Jax Gise, Daniel Glendening, Justin Gorman, Matt Green, Jef Gunn, Rob Halverson, Bryson Hansen, Stephen Hayes, Yuji Hiratsuka, Midori Hirose, Alex Hirsch, Joe Hockett, Deborah Horrell, Linda Hutchins, Marie Inocencio, Philip Iosca, Johanna Jackson, Jorg Jakoby, Chris Johansen, Marilyn Joyce, Arnold Kemp, Josh Kermitt, Sydney Kim, Yoshihiro Kitai, Jessica Klien, Cark Klimt, Tina Lange, Ruth Lantz, Chris Larson, Kendra Larson, Cynthia Lathi, Oriana Lewton Leopold, Gabriel Liston, Patrick Long, Israel Lund, Corey Lunn, Elizabeth Malaska, Ademar Matinian, Mack McFarland, Melanie McLain, Heather McLaughlin, Sarah Meadows, Montana Merida, Leslie Miller, Cris Moss, Amber Moss-Jensen, Jenene Nagy, Noah Nakell, TJ Norris, Jenevive Nykolak, Darren Orange, Justin Oswald, Bonnie Paisley, Michael Parich, Bill Park, Trude Parkinson, Rachel Pederson, Meg Peterson, Ryan Pierce, Mel Ponis, Brittany Powell, Nathaniel Price, MaryAnn Puls, Andrea Raijer, Vanessa Renwick, Kent Richardson, Rita Robillard, Patrick Rock, Catherine Rondthaler, Ben Rosenberg, Rainbow Ross, Jack Dingo Ryan, Paige Saez, Blair Saxon-Hill, Crystal Shenk, Steven Slappe, Josh Smith, Adam Sorensen, Stephanie Speight, Anya Spielman, Amy Steel, Blake Stellyes, Storm Tharp, Joe Thurston, Elise Wagner, Samantha Wall, Annie Warnock, Heather Watkins, Marie Watt, Brandon Wilkinson, Christy Wyckoff, Wesley Younie, and Renee Zangara make prints priced by size, $100-250. At 539 NW 10th x Hoyt 5:30PM-9

Rocksbox shows work tonight by Sean Patrick Carney and Alicia Mcdaid, a potentially fun performance. At Rocksbox Fine Art 6540 N Interstate Opening 9PM-~11

December 11 The Fourth Estate and Value Priced Art

The Fourth Estate is a printmaking studio in New York working with contemporary artists, often employing unusual printing processes. Some of their artists, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Will Yackulic, Eddie Martinez, Glen Baldridge, Joseph Hart, Phil Sanders and Ruby Sky Stiler visit their work upon Portland. At Fourteen30 Gallery 1430 SE 3rd 6PM-9

With a background of the recovery of the contemporary art market in Miami Portland throws its own sensory overload event, the Big 100. It's work curated by Portland City Art. Each of the ~100 artists has made 20 pieces, 8x8 inches, all priced at $30.

Artists include Adam Ciresi, Ashley Costa, Adam Sheppard, Amy Stoner, Andy Kennedy, Angela Gay, Anawanitia Petty, Anna Magruder/Keen Creative, Anna Todaro, April O’Connor, Ashley McGinnis, Beth Myrick, Brenda Dunn, Brent Wear, Brett Superstar, Brin Levinson, Casey Rae Wickum, Chelsea Fletcher, Chris Gaslin, Chris Haberman, Chuck Bloom, Constance St.Clair Jackson, Dan Ness, Danielle Kirby, David Cordray, Derek Olsen, Dizzy Lavery, Elephant Smiley, EMEK, Erika Lee Sears, Erica T. Melville, Erin Nations, Flora S. Bowley, Gabe Flores, Grant Johnson, Greg Pitters, Heather MacKenzie, Heidi Elise Wirz, Heather Nichols, Hugh Newell, Hunter Armstrong, Jaik Faulk, Jamie Graeter, Jason Brown, Jason Edward Davis, Jason Graham, Jason Prouty, Jeff Fontaine, Jeni Lee, Jenn Feeney, Jennifer Mercede, Jeremy Nicols, Joanne Licardo, Joel Barber, John Fragale, John Gajowski, John Graeter, John Hoar, John Wray, Jonny Tragedy, Jolyn Fry, Jonathan Hill-Jacquard, Julie Jetton, Karah Bruce-Larkin, Kelly Williams, Kendra Binney, Kerosene Rose, Kirk Charlton, KMF Illustration, Lana Guerra, Lea Keohane, Leeanne Young, Levi Pitters, Liana Norton, Luna Littleleaf, Malynda Shook, Matt Schlosky, Matthew Delbello, Michael Fields, Micah Krock, Michelle Ramin, Michelle Tuffias, Misty Ray, Mona Superhero, Natasha Liegel, Nicole Linde, P:EAR artists collective, Rai Villanueva, Robin Carlile, Roscoe Hall II, Rob Pellicer, Ronni J, Ryan Kennelly, Sam Arneson, Sarah Cruse, Shawn Demarest, Summer Hatfield, Suzanne Elizabeth, Stephany Swanson, Tanya Herrera, Tara Gelien, Taylor Cass Stevenson, Terence Healy, Teresa Garber, Theresa Andreas-O’Leary, Tia, Tim Combs, Tyler Corbett, Tyson Stanger and Zak Gere.

Sales benefit KBOO and the Oregon Food Bank who welcome your contribution of canned fod at the event. At the Olympic Mills Commerce Center, 107 SE Washington. 6PM-11

Friday, December 04, 2009

December 6 Landscape Rocks

Lawrence Halpern is one of America's great landscape architects. You can see for yourself at the fountains he designed in Portland like a string of pearls from the block outside the Civic at Clay between 3rd and 4th and extending South in the other park blocks. Halpern is responsible for projects spanning geographies including one spanning I5 in Seattle by the Convention Center. Seattle-Portland architecture-planning writer-editor and photographer Randy Gragg became fascinated with Halpern and his collaborator-wife Anna, who developed landscape-based modern dance. The result is a book tracing the Halperns' creative projects, with a focus on the Portland fountains. This afternoon there is a celebration of the book release, with dance performances and the working edit of a film documenting musical and movement performances at Portland's fountains. Book details at Event at the Ziba offices 1044 NW 9th 2PM Free

Artist-curator Patrick Rock makes art work, has brought much needed organization to PSU's myriad galleries and runs Portland's most edgy gallery on improbable North Interstate Avenue. Tonight he shows work from Matthew Green and Sarah Johnson in a series of 3 consecutive Saturday events. At Rocksbox Fine Art 6540 N Interstate Opening 9PM-~11

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

December 5 Eastside Art Openings

For your first Friday pleasure there are a few events. In the 811 E Burnside block, Redux, Grass Hut, Sword and Fern and up the street Lille all host openings. Meanwhile 23 Sandy opens a new show. Gallery Homeland opens early and Worksound later. If you are a dramatic singer, Hand to Mouth is hosting karaoke. There you have it!

December 3 Westside Art Openings

Dill Pickle Club, with roots in the zine community, presents actvites as varied as film series and bike trips. They are holding an art show-event series-zine shop, WORK | PROGRESS. Artists include: Icky A, Brad Adkins, Moe Bowstern, Carye Bye, Bill Daniel, Dyslexxis, Harrell Fletcher, Sarah Gottesdiener, Sam Gould, Anna Gray, MK Guth, Ariana Jacob, Kendra Larson, Ian Lynam, Eric Mast, Justin Scrappers Morrison, Michael Parich, Ryan Wilson Paulsen, Brittany Powell, Khris Soden, Bwana Spoons, Matthew Stadler, Nim Wunnan and Pete Yahnke. Opening night has music by Cape Perpetua and the Niekrasz Jenkins Duet. Two special books join the offering: Brains, Brilliancy, Bohemia: Art & Politics in Jazz-Age Chicago and Art for the Millions: The Enduring Legacy of the WPA. The show-store-happening will be open Wednesday – Sunday 12PM-6 until January 3 with interim events as noted at At the Eyeful Gallery in the Everett Lofts, NW 6th and Everett. Opening 6PM-9 tonight

The Oregon Painting Society sets the controls for the heart of the sun with their new installation, Radiant Dream Face. They are recipients of the copywriting award of the month: "Radiant Dream Face is a control room on board a starship fashioned from the dreams and detritus of late-20th century West Coast America... We're not looking at a UFO from the outside; we're inviting the public to come inside the ship. The general aesthetics of our shows reflect the group's ongoing fascination with the look and philosophies behind the new age and human potential movements, mass-produced consumer goods, DIY home improvement trends, suburban utopianism, and psychedelic transcendentalism. ...Radiant Dream Face finds our collective vision skewed away slightly from the rough, pagan feel of past efforts toward a more elegant, sci-fi inspired sensibility. The objects and the method of their arrangement in the gallery willfully distort, defy and establish lines between a number of different interior spaces - intimate domestic setting, office workspace, house of worship, and performance stage are all evoked. There is a feeling of a community space, a shared harmonious reality. The interactive aspect of the show (feel free to touch!) is an invitation not just to take a tour of the ship, but also to try flying it."

In the Autzen Gallery. Neuberger Hall, Room 205, 725 SW Harrison. Opening 4PM-6

Additional group shows in the MK Gallery, PSU Art Building, Room 207, 2000 SW 5th. Opening 4PM-6 and the Video Gallery, 24x7 in the same building street side.

Compound presents Neither Here Nor There work by Portlander Ren Sakurai, with some work resembling the great Japanese designer Yokoo Tadanori. He shows with bright impressionist Taka Sudo. At Compound Gallery 107 NW 5th

DJ and fashion designer Genevieve Dellinger presents 4/4, blankets of tapestry inspired by random visual patterns in the world mashing up with the strict structure of dance music. At Stumptown 128 SW 3rd

Portland sculptor and PNCA professor Manuel Izquierdo recently passed and Russo is mounting a retrospective. Izquierdo's sculptures will be immediately familiar, from the world of Portland public art. At Laura Russo Gallery 805 NW 21st

Continuing its animal theme Mary Frey shows taxidermy photos at Blue Sky. She received her MFA in photography from Yale pre-Crewdson, most of her other work does involve people. For this series, she uses an archaic chemical photo process, fragile ambrotypes, as a metaphor for the decay of formerly wild life in natural history museum displays. With ironic photos of amusement parks by Reiner Riedler. At Blue Sky Gallery 122 NW 8th

Julianna Bright shows Our Songs of Experience, illustration style work. Opening night, her band, the Golden Bears, play songs from their new recording by the same name, at 7:30. At Fontanelle 205 SW Pine

The Everett Lofts and associated spaces, bounded by NW Broadway, Everett, 6th and Flanders are always recommended for your viewing pleasure. It takes less time for you to see them all, than for me to research them all. Enjoy!