Wednesday, March 03, 2010

March 5 Eastside Art Openings+

Newspace hosts a show by Los Angeles photographer Susan Burnstine. She works as a commercial photographer, of great technical prowess. For her art projects, she goes DIY camera bending. Constructing her own cameras from low-fi plastic lens camera parts and household materials, she produces blurry and distorted dream-like exposures. Her effects are in camera, not in Photoshop. It's a great show, demonstrating, again, the growing international reputation of Newspace. At Newspace Photo 1632 SE 10th

PNCA presents a show Incubate, of Intermedia alumni and residents. The Intermedia program represented a radical break from the traditional structure of the school organized as painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, graphic design and illustration. The school has not looked back since. Artists include David Cipriano, Fei Disbrow, Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson Paulsen, David Cipriano, Tyler Jackson, Claire LaMont, Mack McFarland, Cris Moss, Julie Orser, Patrick Rock, Stephen Slappe, and Nickolaus Typaldos. Strongly recommended. At the Hybrid Gallery in the new Twelve | West Building, 430 SW 13th. Ongoing exhibition hours 6PM–8 Thursdays, 5PM–8 Fridays, Saturdays

Local artists Jenny Hoyston and Sarah Gottesdiener have created a new art night including visual art, installation, movement performance, fashion, live music and a DJ. I have always been a big proponent of artists making a sustainable living by selling their work. This is more a cross fertilization of communities, creative networking, creative curation and fun. At Branx 320 SE 2nd 9PM-2 $5

In the 811 block
NATIONALLE opens in back with a show by Midori Hirose. Hirose is great at small sculptures and her use of material. Opening at NATIONALE 6PM-9

Grass Hut has dioramas by Faye Jaime. At Grass Hut 811 E Burnside

Redux has 12x12 illustration-style paintings by Natalie Phillips, who has cut them from a larger painting. At Redux

All 811 East Burnside

Minneapolis photographer Ashley Moe shows work at Click Track Lab. The show includes Internet crowdsourced material as well. The space evolves/devolves into a dance party late. 536 SE 6th 9:30PM on, 21+

Transverse is a painting show by Vanessa Calvert, Jaclyn Fronzack, Ruth Lantz, Jud Richardson, Jason Vance Dickason and Salvatore Reda. It's sure to be lively, and includes the improbable extras of live music with root beer and French fries. Not sure what Michelle Obamma would say about that. At Worksound 820 SE Alder

Guten Tag Meine Freunde, hello my friend, is a show by Berlin artists Nicole Cohen, Ali Fitzgerald, Stefano Minzi, Holger Pohl, Adam Raymont, and Katharina Trudzinski. Berlin and Portland, we are not so far. Gallery Homeland is reducing that distance by exchanges between the two. It's a solid international play. Recommended. At Gallery Homeland 2505 SE 11th x Division

Portland Swedish artist Sanna-Lisa Gesang-Gottowt, working in painting, sculpture and photography shows Transclusion tonight. At Juxtapose Studios in the Eastbank Commerce Center 1001 SE Water Ave 6PM-9

23Sandy is a small gallery consistently presenting book arts, photographs, photographic collage and mixed media in two and a half dimension, quiet and sometimes nostalgia tinged. This show comprises books with a vaguely scientific art theme by Karen Hanmer and stencils modeled after France's symbolic shop signs, that would be early graphic design, by Virginia Flynn. At 23Sandy 623 NE 23 at Sandy 5PM-8

For something completely different, the Third Angle New Music Ensemble performs Terry Riley's seminal In C as part of their series Chance/Perchance. In C is arguably the first minimalist piece, composed in 1964. The work is made of 53 phrases, to be played in order, repeated any number of times, or skipped, with individual musicians starting the phrase at different times. The score, and performance direction, is one of the most compact existent. For remix and discussion of In C, take a listen. Also collaborating is Beta Collide from Eugene. The program includes Riley and a concerto by Oregon composer David Schiff. All the works include random elements and improvisation. At the Hollywood Theater 7:30PM $30