Monday, August 23, 2010

August 26 Last Thursday on Alberta

Light art, art involving light, is a rare and beautiful medium. It is magical and almost weightless. Plus it takes place in the dark. If you have ever seen a large scale Turrell, you know. He did a spectacular walk in work, Spread, at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle. The Henry also has a permanent Turrell light room.

Hughes is experimenting with similar and we are looking forward to that evolution. An ephemeral mark in light on the way will be her installation tonight at Appendix Project Space. On the alley between 26th and 27th, South of Alberta. Map 6-10ish Free

Portland artist Midori Hirose has a beautiful Portland history of work. Earlier it incorporated touches of kawaii. Her evolving work still incorporates bright elements, but the geometries are more complex. Hirose is comfortable in 2d and 3d, interesting to see how she occupies this garage space. At Little Field Gallery, on the alley between 28th and 29th North of Alberta. Map 6-9ish Free

Together has Jay Howell's I Understand, and I wish to continue; Mission style vibe. Also, from LA, Hannah Staufer's Ritual Magick. It mixes bright chaos with landscape and animal illustration samples in a neo-mythology. Together Gallery 2916 NE Alberta, Ste A Map

Amersand Vintage Printed Material continues last month's show. 2916 NE Alberta, Ste B. Map 6PM-10

Printmaking can be heavy lifting. Though the result is often on the lightest of paper, the machinery, the press is often something you never want to move. That makes it perfect for sharing. Flight 64 is one of the Portland shared printmaking presses. Tonight they have a group show of Flight 64 residents: Jemila Hart, Joel Frank, Wiley Hickson, Anna Hurtado-Gonzalez, Michelle McKay, Andrew McReynolds, Anne Cote, Sean O'Connor, Sara Pavado, Roger Peet, Sarah Landwehr, Garret Price and Heather McLaughlin. At Flight 64 Print Studio 2934 NE Alberta Behind Bella Faccia Pizza on the NE 29th-30th Alley. Map

Monograph Bookwerks is always worth a stop for your art book fix. 5005 NE 27th x Alberta Map