Thursday, October 02, 2014

October 2 Westside Art Openings

Critter is a new show by Ralph Pugay. He specializes in ironic, and even slightly disturbing, illustration-style paintings as social commentary. At UpFor Gallery 929 NW Flanders 6PM-9 Free

Anna Fidler has painting collages with elements of her early work. The artist has ranged, successfully, from land-seascapes, to sports portraits to landscape installations. In this show, figures layered of paper cutouts, receding in dimension as they near the eye, are affixed in abstract painted fields, some almost landscapes. Recommended. At Charles Hartman Fine Art 134 NW 8th

Storm Tharp is back with paintings ranging in approach and subject. It is not as severe as previous work in the Bacon style. So less bacon in PDX tonight. Recommended. At PDX Contemporary Art 925 NW Flanders Map early close 8PM

Carol Yarrow has One Mahogany Left Standing, a photo essay exposed in Nahá, Chiapas, Mexico, 1995-2002. It is a 200 person indigenous village near the Guatemalan border. Also Sage Sohier has photographs of same sex couples made in the 1980s. At Blue Sky Gallery map 122 NW 8th 6PM-9

Rainy Day With A Chance Of Sun by Yoskay Yamamoto opens tonight 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

Tonight you will find contrasting landscapes at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery. Long time Portland painter and printmaker Stephen Hays has luminous colorist pastel landscapes in a dry brush style. Ryan Pierce of Signal Fire has large landscapes, still lifes and illustrations, not of the Northwest, in a flat style. At Elizabeth Leach Gallery 417 NW 9th Map 6PM-9

PNCA continues SuperTrash, cult film ads, 1930-1990 and the post apocalyptic Borderlander's Outfitter by Abigail Anne Newbold. They open landscapes Reflections on the Columbia River Plateau and Beyond Erotic in the MFA gallery. At PNCA 1241 NW Johnson Map

There is no admission to the PNCA MOCC on first Thursday. At the Museum of Contemporary Craft 724 NW Davis

Glyph has Entitled, a group show of roughly 10 inch on a side paintings titled by options picked at random from a hat. All works are under $50. At Glyph Cafe & Arts Space 804 NW Couch 7PM-9

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

Usually we are not interested in art about cats. It's not only jumped the shark, it has jumped the entire ocean. But our interest here is an archaic printing technology from Japan, the Risograph. Artist Jason Sturgill has a show of cat art printed on this more than 25 year old combination of a silk screen printer and copier. At Compound Gallery, Portland's unofficial Japanese embassy 107 NW 5th 6PM-10

The Diode Art Gallery across from Ground Kontrol is having their rituals as we mentioned last week.

Hand Eye Supply is opening their new location 427 NW Broadway from 6PM-9.