Friday, March 07, 2014

March 7 Eastside Opening Songs

Many people are going to the Luc Tuymans talk tonight at PNCA previously mentioned.

Art and Commerce engage in a dynamic. The common dishonesty of commerce makes art suspicious. But creativity and commerce are each large organizing fields which subsume the other. Creativity works best with optimism, while commerce is unafraid to exploit both pessimism and optimism. Nonetheless, commerce, on its best days, loves creativity. The Art of Work is a show of photography by artists made in service of their day jobs, but never used. Curated by Julia Dolan, photography curator at the Art Museum and John Jay at the ad agency. Artists include Neil DaCosta, Scott Dalton, Maia Flore, Eugenie Frerichs, Tom Hassler, Joshua Hobson, Carter Johnston, Kristianne Koch, Mark Mahaney, Tasia Markoff, Robbie McClaran, Christopher Onstott, Shawn Records, Alan Thornton, Allan Visnick, Bruce Wolf and Dave Woody. At Newspace Photo 1632 SE 10th Map 6PM-9 Free

Black Box turns in Landscape: Looking at Photography, their collection of contemporary landscape. At Black Box Gallery 811 E Burnside, Suite 212 upstairs 5PM-8:30 Free

Conny Purtill has The Ground, drawings and collaborative works by Felix Culpa, Jay Heikes, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Barry McGee and Todd Norsten. At Adams and Ollman Gallery 811 E Burnside #213 6PM-9 Free

After some fierce for Portland snow, Spring energy is in play, with the Hawthorns blooming and a burst of fashion, Portland's other art form. In that spirit, independent fashion photographer Christine Shields has a show. At Haunt 811 E Burnside Suite #113 6PM-8

All at 811 East Burnside Map

The Way We Think We Are is a portrait show by Ken Sellen, David Slader and Matt Schlosky. in the Ford Building 2505 SE 11th x Division. Enter through the cafe on the corner if the main doors on 11th are locked. 6PM-9 Free

Portland has many musical ecosystems. More so than many places they are collaborative tribes. The March Music Moderne is an example, the old-timey revival and its influence on rock and folk, many shades of punk, new psych, the Valentnes-curated-in-the-day flows, the Rock and Roll Camp for Girls phenomena, gamelan, Indian, African, the list goes on.

We have many artists that are creative polymaths, and pursue music making as a creative facet. Chris Johansen is one. He has a visual show up at PMOMA. In honor of that show, Tara Jane ONeil with Dragging an Ox Through Water and Morgan Ritter play tonight. It's a free show for homies on her world tour.

At the Portland Museum of Modern Art inside Mississippi Records 5202 N Albina Map Show 8PM Free