Wednesday, November 18, 2015

November 19 Curating Explorer Violet Ride

Paige Powell, photographer, and Brian Ferriso, curator and director of the Portland Art Museum, speak about The Ride, a video installation by Powell and a show of snapshots from the New York art scene of the 1980s surrounding Andy Worhol and Interview Magazine. at the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium 1219 SW Park 6:30 Members Free, otherwise $19.99 which includes admission to the Museum, and the show

Portland artist Katy Knowlton opens her latest project, Violet's Diary, this evening. The violet part is a reference to violet in fires which spans cultures and continents. Violet fire is mystical. She has previously shown work at Place and Multiplex and has a variety of independent projects. At Short Space NE 7th and Broadway, above Cotton Cloud - use the red door 6PM-8 Free

Michelle Grabner is the curator of the Portland2016 Biennial at Disjecta. She is chair of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago department of painting and drawing, was a co-curator of the 2014 Whitney and has several regional curation projects. She speaks about her work this evening. At PNCA 511 NW Broadway Map 6:30PM Free

The New Explorers is a book profiling women artists doing art work on and about the landscape. "Explorers" is a good narrative brand, but contemporary art pales in relation to the history of women explorers when exploring was fierce. The author, Kris Timken, speaks this evening, along with artists in the book Linda K Johnson and Camille Seaman. The discussion will be moderated by curator Prudence Roberts. At OCAC in the Drawing, Painting and Photography Building 8245 SW Barnes Road 7PM