Eyebeam is a famous experimental technology art residency in New York. The genre is under represented in Portland. So it is worth a look to see guest artists from Eyebeam: Chloë Bass, Zach Blas, James Bridle, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Zach Gage, Brian House and Addie Wagenknecht. At UpFor Gallery www.upforgallery.com 929 NW Flanders early close 6PM-8 Free
Deepwater: Traces of the Arctic is a series of paintings-embroidered images by Lauren Hartman, It is inspired by the Deep Water Horizon oil and gas drilling ship disaster in 2010. The floating drilling platform in 5000 feet of water was destroyed by a natural gas explosion. The well lacked proper blowout preventers. The subsequent well blowout dumped oil for 87 days into the Gulf of Mexico until it was capped. A similar blowout in shallower waters of the Alaskan arctic would have only a few months without ice to cap, and the ice itself could impinge upon and break the well pipes, with any repair delayed until the ice melted. At Duplex Collective www.duplexcollective.com 219 NW Couch 6PM-9 Free
Longtime artists Laura Ross Paul, paintings, and Ronna Neuenschwander sculptures are at Froelick Gallery www.froelickgallery.com 714 NW Davis early close 8 Free
Kent Rogowski has Love = Love, jigsaw puzzle images constructed from mixed puzzles.
Peter Rock is a writer. Images from photographers Sophia Borazanian, Sara Lafleur-Vetter, Shaena Mallett, Peter Earl McCollough, and Colleen Plumb are on display, with his fictional narratives inspired by each work in show entitled Spell.
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At Blue Sky Gallery www.blueskygallery.org map 122 NW 8th 6PM-9 Free
Ellen Lesperance has 2d work and textiles inspired by feminist artist Sylvia Sleigh (1916—2010) who painted males nude. At Adams and Ollman Gallery, the second of two members of the New Art Dealers Alliance www.newartdealers.org, www.adamsandollman.com 209 SW 9th early close 6PM-8 Free
Holding Sway is a joint exhibition of 41 faculty members and 31 alumni.
Skinning Vision is a solo show by PNCA grad Rebecca Mackay Rosen Carlisle with a focus on the body.
At PNCA, always worth a visit for unlisted shows, and the Alien She show www.pnca.edu 511 NW Broadway Map
Everett Lofts are recommended as always. It's easier for you to see them all than for me to write suggestions. At the Everett Lofts 625 NW Everett. Bounded by NW Everett, Broadway, Flanders and 6th Map closing ranges from 9PM-10ish