I've been through my metaphysics stage and I'm on to neuroreductionism. And since my interest is not to analyze art, I avoid art theory. Roy Harris does not. He is emeritus professor of linguistics at Oxford, and a semiotician. The Great Debate About Art is his 2010 essay on art theory.
The Great Debate About Art is a group show inspired by that book by artists Ben Buswell, Srijon Chowdhury, Max Cleary, Anne Doran, Zack Dougherty, Erika Keck and Rodrigo Valenzuela.
It's at UpFor Gallery www.upforgallery.com 929 NW Flanders early close 6PM-8 Free
Jan Kempenaers has photographs from the former country of Yugoslavia of WWII memorial spomeniks, large 1960's-1970's sculptures. They are not being maintained. They are also on the edge of entering design nostalgia and exiting design rejectionism. Mines, as in removing a layer of the earth's crust: you can't live without them, but you probably wouldn't want to live with them. Oregon has them, Colorado has a lot. South Africa does too. Marc Should has photographs of the Brakpan abandoned minescape, and the South Africans living there. It is so close to the wealth of South Africa's commercial center, Johannesburg and its prosperous suburbs, yet so far. At Blue Sky Gallery www.blueskygallery.org map 122 NW 8th 6PM-9 Free
Ryan Woodring has small 3d printed sculptures in a show Decimate Mesh. At Duplex Collective www.duplexcollective.com 219 NW Couch 6PM-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-10ish
Likewise PNCA is always worth a look www.pnca.edu 511 NW Broadway Map