Friday, April 02, 2010

April 2 Eastside Art Openings

Worksound hosts Drawing the Slight Uneasy, a drawing show curated by MK Guth. It includes NY artists Bill Adams, Tania Cross, Frank Parga and Nicole Eriko Smith showing with Portland artists Nicolaii Dornstauder, Patrick Kelly, Michael Lee and Lynn Yarn. Music by Soft Paws and DJ Vision Quest. At Worksound 820 SE Alder 6PM-10

Gallery Homeland opens 100% Organic, work by Oregon landscape artists Michael Brophy, Brian Borrello, Grant Hottle and Joseph Spangler. At Gallery Homeland 2505 SE 11th x Division 6PM-9

In the 811 Block

Nationale hosts a group photo show including Jake Arcularius, Jacques Barruel, Olivia Bolles, Mimi Dutra, Ty Ennis, Nialls Fallon, Liz Haley, William Skip Haswell, Tamar Monhait, Zachary Reno, Norm Sajovie, Anna Shelton, John Voves and Kersti Werdal. Opening at NATIONALE

Grass Hut has a large group show Balls Out 2, also available on their web shop. At Grass Hut 811 E Burnside

Redux has an embroidery show One Stitch Forward, One Stitch Back, contemporary embroidery incorporating reused material. Artists include Julie Jackson, Emily Rose Baier, Berkley Illustration, Diem Chau, Pamela Davis, Jessica Friday, Kate Greiner, Rachel Hunnicutt, Iron Pony, Tracy Jager, Emily Katz, Carla Madrigal, Andrea Majot, Johnny Murder, Beth Murphy, Penny Nickels, Lucy Peterson, Cathy Pitters, Kristen Rask, Kristen Rupp, T.J. Sabatini, Charlotte Schwennsen and Cindy Steiler. At Redux

Tolivar is a new shop of arts, crafts and clothing, their opening is tonight in Emily Katz's old space in back. See

All at 811 East Burnside in the front and back of the building

Up the street there are shows at the Report Lounge and Portland artist Kendra Binney has a show at Lille Boutique. Black Wagon, Compound and Lille are all great showplaces for Kendra's work. See it. 1007 E Burnside

Across the street at 6th and Burnside, SE, bSIDE6, the modern building, hosts a reception sponsored by the Lompoc Brewery of an interactive video installation by David Neevel, A 4-dimensional Sidewalk. The artist's website is unprofessional and irritating, and I'm sure there are better examples of this type work even, in Portland, by the likes of the Video Gentlemen. But there you have it. At bSIDE6, month of April, evenings, 7PM on. Reception 6PM-10. Free

New American Art Union opens another gallery as working studio experience with painter Gabriel Liston, vacating his charming home studio to use the gallery to make new work. At New American Art Union 922 SE Ankeny

The Inland Empire is the vast California San Bernardino basin. Its boom and bust cycles have formed a mid-century onward history of the impact of man on land. It's not always beautiful, decay of land reclaiming structure is there too. This is a show of that by photographer Tyler Kohlhoff and includes collaborations with Portland artist Justin Gorman Nemo Design 1875 SE Belmont 6PM-10

Pushdot has Portland illustrator Jill Bliss. At Pushdot Studio 1021 SE Caruthers

Mar Gorman is a longtime folk art-influenced artist. She shows new work tonight
at 23Sandy 623 NE 23 at Sandy 5PM-8