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