Saturday, July 25, 2015

July 26 New Feeling

The Felt Book is a project documenting home remedies and rituals by artists. It has been an email project, eFelt, a website, a documentary video, and a tour. The tour comes to Portland tonight, hosted by False Front. It's organized by The Institute for New Feeling. From 8-9 is the show and from 9-10 is the video. At False Front Studio 4518 NE 32nd Map 8PM-10 $5-10 donation

Friday, July 24, 2015

July 24 Oil Work Digging Fossils

Listen, Baxter, by Wyatt Niehaus from Norway, is a meditation on people, ships and shores, labor and industry. Workers in his videos bring North Sea oil buried under the sea floor to the surface; they load it, up to $150 million of oil in a single load, on tankers. Not too distant from our experience loading Midwest oil on ships in the Columbia today, or piping Canada gas to be loaded in Coos Bay in the future.

At S1 4148 NE Hancock Map 7PM-9 Free

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

July 22 Go Team Beauty

Beauty in art is not dead. One of the contemporary fans of beauty is the critic Dave Hickey. Personally I see beauty as the initial attractor to the full experience including idea and narrative. Beauty alone is not enough. It is a necessary but not sufficient ingredient. The Jeffrey Thomas Gallery has their own take in a large show Beauty in the Age of Indifference. It includes artists

Chris Johanson, Eva Lake (courtesy of the Augen Gallery), Michael Lucero, Heather Hutchison, Eric Stotik (courtesy of the Laura Russo Gallery), Brian Borrello, Cynthia Lahti (courtesy of PDX Contemporary), Brad Mildrexler, Mary Jo Anderson (courtesy of Elizabeth Leach Gallery), Ellen Wishnetsky-Mueller, Anne Siems (courtesy of Laura Russo Gallery), Kevin Kadar (courtesy of Froelick Gallery), Mary Henry, Harry Fritzius
Sherrie Wolf (courtesy of Laura Russo Gallery), Paul Buckland, Tom Cramer (courtesy of Augen Gallery), David E. Stein, Jeff Carpenter, Amanda Snyder and Stuart Buehler.

Opening tonight t Jeffrey Thomas Fine Art 2219 NW Raleigh 6PM-8 Free

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

July 21 Bucky's Future

Trevor Blake is a fanboy of R. Buckminster Fuller. Geodesic dome, he invented that at Black Mountain College. Efficient manufactured housing, streamlined easy to park car, a new world map projection, he invented those too. He wrote extensively and had a huge influence on the culture of Silicon Valley. His most important contribution was his writing on the future, many things he proposed are still before us to accomplish. Trevor Blake has written The Buckminster Fuller Bibliography and The Lost Inventions of Buckminster Fuller. He has the largest collection of Fuller materials outside the Buckminster Fuller Institute. He speaks tonight of Bucky, and his work.

A presentation of the Curiosity Club, you can tune into the free live webcast, see the video archive on the Hand Eye Supply website, or visit the talk and demonstration in person at Hand Eye Supply 427 NW Broadway 6PM Free

Thursday, July 16, 2015

July 18! Contingent Evolution

Wouldn't it be amazing to live in an 800 year old manor, practice your art there, and invite people from around the world to join you? That is Schloss Bröllin, in the former East Germany. It's been taken over by artists and this year they are organizing their 6th international performance workshop and festival,!.

Portland performers Meshi Chavez and Stephanie Lanckton have been incorporating the Japanese dance form butoh into their work. They present a benefit performance tonight, Bröllin Voyage!, with dancers Mizu Desierto, Tahni Holt, Jim McGinn, Tracy Broyles, Lisa DeGrace; as well as performances by Lanckton and Chavez themselves.

It is a benefit will help to offset their travel expenses to participate in! There will be cocktails, drinks, food and a dance party after the performance.

Bröllin Voyage! at the Headwaters Theater, hosted by 55 NE Farragut St. #9. The theater is in the back of the building by the active railroad tracks facing Winchell Street. Map 7PM-9 Performance, Dance party to 11. $25-100

Cedar jocks has a video installation Contingent Memory and Sergei Khlopoff has paintings Alternate Evolutions." They open tonight. At the Mark Woolley Gallery a gallery on the 3rd floor of the Pioneer Place Mall, with the People's art of Portland opening at the same time. If the mall appears closed, enter the film theater building adjacent, travel through the tunnel to the Place mall, and take the elevator to the 3rd floor, sometimes the bridge on the 3rd floor is open too. 700 SW Fifth 5PM-9 Free

July 17 Statement on a Statement

The art show inspired by local forest lands, Environmental Impact Statement, which we noted on its opening June 29, closes tonight. There will be a discussion with the artists Jodie Cavalier, Jodi Darby, Lisa Schonberg, Heather Treadway, Amy Wheeler Harwood, Leif J. Lee, Alison Jane Clarys, Danielle Ross, Sidony O'neal and Gary Wiseman tonight. At Surplus Space 3726 NE 7th Talk 7PM Free

July 16 Chromatic Graduate

Composition has a show of one work each by five of this year's PSU MFA graduates. At Composition Gallery, part of the Everett Station Lofts. Mid-block on NW 6th between Everett and Flanders. 6PM-9 Free

Isaac Tin Wei Lin presents Chromatic Intercession. They are colorful imagined alphabets and characters. At Adams and Ollman Gallery, the second of two members of the New Art Dealers Alliance, 209 SW 9th early close 6PM-8 Free

Friday, July 10, 2015

July 10 Melt

Matthew Clifford Green opens a show of paintings, Waiting for the Ice Cream to Melt, tonight. At the first of two members in Portland of the New Art Dealers Alliance, Fourteen30 Gallery 1501 SW Market Street Map 6PM-8

Thursday, July 09, 2015

July 9 Soft Serve

Soft Serve is a participatory installation by Kate Towers. She has made hand painted fabric, sewn it into clothing, in which the participants, you, can pose for photographs. At Nationale 3360 SE Division Map 5:30PM-7 Free

Friday, July 03, 2015

July 3 Eastside Art Openings

Holidays, heat and the dog days can disrupt else-wise normal art schedules. Lower expectations.

The Portland Museum of Modern Art opens a new show tonight, Idea of A Door, by Astoria musician Liz Harris. Performance by Cat Mummies at the Louvre. At the Portland Museum of Modern Art inside Mississippi Records 5202 N Albina Map 8PM-10 Free

HQHQ has a boredom-themed show by Don Edler from LA. They have a grill for BBQ, bring stuff to grill. At HQHQ Project Space 232 SE Oak St #108 6PM-9 Free

Blackbox has a monochrome show, Grayscale. At Black Box Gallery 811 E Burnside, Suite 212 upstairs 5PM-8 Free

Thursday, July 02, 2015

July 2 Westside Art Openings

Several galleries continue shows from a previous month or have adopted different schedules than the beginning of the month to change shows.

Whitney Nye has a new series of large paintings with repeating components. Fine meditation material. From Seattle, Francis Celentano brings geometric op art paintings. At Laura Russo Gallery 805 NW 21st 5PM-8

Promising Waters is a series of photographs made by Mila Teshaieva in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan between 2010 and 2013. They are former Soviet republics sharing the Caspian Sea as a border. Iran and Russia complete the Caspian borderlands. The Promising Waters countries have prospered from oil and natural gas underlying the Caspian.

The Void and the Country by Paris Petridis are photographs made in Egypt in 2011.

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

Christine Clark fills the Nine Gallery with hand formed chain suspended from the ceiling. At the Nine Gallery inside Blue Sky 122 NW 8th

Duplex has Habitat: A Video Mandala. The artist, Kello Goeller, performed rhythm-synched movement with others on Oregon lands, beach and in forest. She captured camp fire, river and waterfall flows. Those are woven in layers through hand painted masks into a 20,000x20,000 pixel composite as a mirrored symmetrical mandala, projected as motion video. Adjacent projections are pan and scan samples of the main composite in standard resolution. The projections tonight are accompanied by collaborator Biddy Thomas, completing the soundtrack to be presented ongoing with the piece. At Duplex Collective 219 NW Couch 6PM-9

PDX Contemporary Art has a Summer group show 925 NW Flanders Map early close 8PM Free

Hellion has comic-style illustration by Julie Filipenko from Tel Aviv. 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

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