Wednesday, May 06, 2015

May 7 Westside Art Openings

The President is visiting disrupting traffic downtown, to and from, including the streetcar and the Max.

The Elizabeth Leach Gallery has a group show of select visual artists exhibited by PICA from 1995 to 2005. Artists include Francis Alÿs, Erika Blumenfeld, Marta Maria Perez Bravo, Roland Brener, Tseng Kwong Chi, Nan Curtis, Harrell Fletcher, MK Guth, Carol Hepper, Jim Hodges, Ryoji Ikeda, Malia Jensen, Anish Kapoor, Dinh Q. Lê, Shirin Neshat, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Swallow Press (x2), Kate Shepherd, Valeska Soares, Robert Wilson, and Jin-me Yoon. PICA caught some early, some mid- and a few late; it launched a few successful careers too. At Elizabeth Leach Gallery 417 NW 9th Map. 6PM-9 Free

Sarah Horowitz is a printmaker. She has also been making one of a kind sumi ink works, including this series In the Pines. She has become one of Portland's experts on handmade Japanese papers, making the work on them. Recommended. At Froelick Gallery 714 NW Davis early close 8

Nadia Sablin, presents From the Mountains and to the Sea. She was born in Leningrad, pre-the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and came to Ohio age 12 as the city was renamed St Petersburg. She returns to the extents of the former Soviet Union to photograph regularly. This work was made in Ukraine.

Scott Dalton has an impressionist photo essay Where the River Bends. It is set in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas; dual border towns.

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

Midori Hirose has The Joker is Wild. She is well known for kawaii-flavored installations. She also has a talk about the work and performance May 14, 7PM. Tonight it opens in the PSU Littman Gallery in Smith Union. Littman Gallery, PSU Smith Hall, Room 250, 1825 SW Broadway. 5PM-8 Free

Dana Lynn Louis is a sculptural installationist. Her work is organic, tending toward minimalism. She has a large gallery show here, opening tonight. At Laura Russo Gallery 805 NW 21st 5PM-8

Duplex has Those Days Are Over by Jeremy Okai Davis inspired by found 1970s photographs. At Duplex Collective 219 NW Couch 6PM-9

Ben Buswell closes No One Above or Below. At UpFor Gallery 929 NW Flanders 6PM-9 Free

The Living With Glass show closes mid-month, so this is the last opportunity to see it for free. At the Museum of Contemporary Craft 724 NW Davis 6PM-8

Mitsuya Watanabe opens illustrations Immaculate Eve. 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-9 Free

Around the city are graduating and in-progress MFA shows. That includes at the UO White Box - interdisciplinary program students Anya Dikareva, Summer Gray, Krista Heinitz, Steven Joshlin, Daniel P. Lopez, Sarah Mikenis, Stephen Nachtigall, Rachel Widomski. PSU Galleries have shows, some on a two week cycle. The joint PNCA-OCAC program has a show that went up last week. Mid-month, PDX and Upfor have shows. Disjecta opens one Friday.

At the University of Oregon White Stag Building, 70 NW Couch 6PM-9 Free

Pam Minty video in the AB Lobby Gallery, PSU Art Building, 1st floor, 2000 SW 5th. 4PM - 7 Free

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