Friday, July 06, 2012

July 6 Eastside Art Openings

Artists are the shock troops of gentrification in its residential and commercial dimensions. Their work done, they have largely vacated the neighborhoods West of the Willamette. Some of the most interesting shows have been happening on the East side for some time. The dynamic, energetic, and shifting central East side spaces which show art are organizing and branding as 1F, replacing previous unmaintained or uncurated efforts. It's a collaboration between ADX and Union|Pine. Accompanying the launch is a show at Union|Pine by Kat Bauman, Kate Bingaman-Burt, Will Bryant, Nicolle Clemetson, Alexandria Cummings, Charlie Haughey, Nicole Lavelle, Chloe Miller, Jon Staton and Keegan Wenkman. There is also a show, DesignPartyProgram, at ADX proper. 1F covers SE Grand to 12th and Division to Burnside. At Union/Pine 525 SE Pine 7Pm-late Free

Still Life: Objects of Wonder is a group show of still life photographs curated by Todd Johnson. At Black Box Gallery 811 E Burnside, Suite 212 upstairs 5PM-8:30 Free

Susan Sage self taught portrait artist working on reused materials. Gifted and a welcome break from Portland's outsider style. At Redux 811 E Burnside

American Anthology is a show of landscape photographs shot by Christine Taylor. The people in the frame activate otherwise normal landscapes. At Customary Clothing Suite 222

Photographer Jon Duenas, who does a lot of wedding work shows photography at Haunt which is also known for elegant wedding dresses. At Haunt Suite 113.

All at 811 East Burnside Map

Dialog is the 8th Annual Juried Exhibition at Newspace. This year it was curated by Laura Moya director of Photolucida. Photographers selected are Aaron Blum, Jenny Riffle, Almae Larson, Robert Warren, S. Gayle Stevens, Dick Simon, Alex Potter, Randi Beach, Samantha VanDeman, Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola, Lara Shipley, Lewis Francis, Julie Verdini, Michael Sherwin, Nathan Lee, Megan Roche, Amanda Boe, Kerry Mansfield, Lizz Stringfield, Josef Jacques, Christopher Capozziello, Allyson Klutenkamper, Richard Boutwell, Joni Kabana, Noel Worden, Adam Smith, Joyelle West, Brett Henrikson, Charles Shotwell, Danny Polidori, Jim Leisy, Melanie Howe, Stacie Turner, Chris Gibson, Stepanka Peterka, Nathan Lee Smith, Robert Tomlinson, J.J. Hastings, Reathel Geary and Clarke Galusha. At Newspace Photo 1632 SE 10th Map 6PM-9

Welcome to the Art World is a show of work by developmentally disabled adults and people with brain injuries. Project Grow has been establishing a Portland foothold in this art world with good results. In Europe and the Bay Area, the work is well established. There is a good argument that the outsider art movement out of Atlanta in the 1980's, a reaction to New York's financial industry-driven art market, tapped some of this material as well. By the Ash Street Arts Program at Boom Bap! 640 SE Stark 5:30PM

A little different show is a show of posters and fliers, an area we rarely cover. It's The Politics of Punk: a Visual History compiled by David Ensminger and Nathan Moore. It's connected to a book, Visual Vitriol, published by Ensminger. At the Red and Black Cafe 400 SE 12 7PM-10

There are also shows at the IPRC, Good Gallery, Land and RedE. Enjoy!