Thursday, August 07, 2014

August 7 Westside Art Openings

Dog days of August, blame me not.

James Lavadour is an abstract landscape painter bringing a Native American eye on land. The work is gorgeous and he is celebrated. See why. At PDX Contemporary Art 925 NW Flanders Map early close 8PM

We do not cover indigenous art, music art, sports art or glass art. Each has their own aesthetic and collector base, into none of which we shall intrude. Except rarely, in a glass art show by Emily Nachison. She has steered the Bullseye to make The Realms of Unquantifiable Truth. At Bullseye Glass Gallery 300 NW 13th

Korean artist Goseong Choi, schooled at Pratt, presents At the End of Winter, a meditation on generational passing in his family. Laura Larson has curated a show of rephotographed 19th Century tintypes of children. At Blue Sky Gallery map 122 NW 8th 6PM-9

We like academic galleries, especially when they are local-accessible. The University of Oregon Portland White Box is one. They open Immiscible Edges by Whitman prof Michelle Acuff, her take on new landscape, sampling graphics into landscape, or was it the reverse? At the University of Oregon White Stag Building, 70 NW Couch 6PM-9 Free

Upfor does not shy digital. They have Jack Featherly with analog paintings referencing ASCII text. At UpFor Gallery 929 NW Flanders 6PM-9 Free

David Keller presents Free Portraits, a project to consume last exposures on limited length film rolls in camera. #antique problem when that was a problem. At Duplex Collective 219 NW Couch 6PM-9

You can put a bird on (in) it or you can put a fur on it. Animal Battles is a show by Maryanne Hoggatt that gets at it. At Hellion Gallery through the lobby of the arched brick entry, up the stairs and to the back. Very upper floor Japan-style. 19 NW 5th Suite 208. Map 7PM-10 Free

Compound has a large group show, Pushing Weight. Artists include Risk MSK, Ed Haskell, Kick MSK, Kodak Kidd, Jase Ba, Holyshit, Kevin Russ, Con Ba, Poorboy, Menso, Bench Reporter, Wooden Axle, Myke Rids, Clawhamr, Lamps, Mike Glory, Zane WCA, Chris Burney, Leaf, Xxvism, Lerdy Drown, Savage Land, Smokin Joe, Victor Koast, El Gringo Chivo, High Ball, Janky Lean to, Gone Fishin, Boxcar Jiem, Big Dipper, Faves, 3 Fall, Hellaphant, Sunflower Seed Kid, Ginger Rails and Graham Nastrom. At Compound Gallery 107 NW 5th 6PM-10

Everett Lofts are recommended as always. It's easier for you to see them all than for me to write suggestions. Some close as early as 9PM. At the Everett Lofts 625 NW Everett. Bounded by NW Everett, Broadway, Flanders and 6th Map closing ranges from 9PM-10:30ish