Thursday, April 02, 2015

April 2 Westside Art Openings

Susan Seubert presents The Fallacy of Hindsight. The photographer is known for minimal idea-driven work, often in classical photographic processes. The show is in parts: 100 Memories are 100 images made over 25 years of the artist's photographic life. High Arctic Fast Ice images arctic Svalbard as global warming breaks vast ice fields into units, melting. Twinka Entwined is an image of the famous photographic model and writer, now 70, living in Portland. Recommended. At Froelick Gallery 714 NW Davis early close 8

Photographer, writer, mover Intisar Abioto presents Contents. She has gathered the images and stories of people she meets. She views storytelling as a spiritual experience. You can get a sense from this video from Portland Creative Mornings. Highly recommended. At Duplex Collective 219 NW Couch 6PM-9

On African Time is a show of photography made in East Africa by Christopher Rauschenberg. David Hilliard has photographs, Our Nature. Having spent a little time in East Africa, I recommend. At Elizabeth Leach Gallery 417 NW 9th Map 6PM-9 Free

Colleen Plumb has Animals Are Outside Today, a meditation on the relationship of humans and animals, it could improve, though we rarely think about it. It accompanies a stunning video work Thirty Times a Minute.

It documents a display of mental illness in elephants only found in captivity. It manifests as rhythmic walking, pacing, rocking or trunk motion. Our human treatment of these animals in almost every case, poaching, breaking family units for relocation, zoos and circuses is a crime.

Natural Findings is a show Cheryle St. Onge, selected by the very competitive Photolucida Critical Mass award.

At Blue Sky Gallery map 122 NW 8th 6PM-9 Free

Hide In My Brain is illustration work by Hideyuki Katsumata. 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 second floor. Map 7PM-10 Free

Deviant Cartography is a project by Doug McCune. He uses public data to make creative maps of crime and disaster. Burglaries, prostitution, murder, natural disasters, more. At Diode Gallery for Electronic Art 514 NW Couch 6PM-9 Free

Grove is a group show themed on the wild nature around us. At Pond Gallery 920 West Burnside 6PM-10 Free

Adams and Ollman, UofO White Box, Upfor and PNCA continue fine exhibitions from last month.

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