Thursday, March 03, 2016

March 3 Westside Art Openings

Illustrator printmaker Sarah Horowitz has Lepidoptera, from her study of the University of Oregon collection of moth specimens. Recommended. Painter and printmaker Tom Prochaska has Baulmes, inspired by the Swiss town he lived in for a time at age 10 and to which he returned to visit. Both artists speak about their work Saturday at 11AM At Froelick Gallery 714 NW Davis early close 8 Free

Variable States: Print Now is a show of 8 printmakers whose process has been updated by technology. At UpFor Gallery 929 NW Flanders early close 6PM-8 Free

Jenene Nagy has Mass - abstract geometric charcoal on paper work. At PDX Contemporary Art 925 NW Flanders Map early close 8PM Free

Christine Bourdette has Drawing to Planet Earth, finely detailed drawings that remind of Western geological landscapes. Also showing are bright abstracts from Charlene Liu. At Elizabeth Leach Gallery 417 NW 9th Map 6PM-9 Free

To pick up what we set down is an installation by Maggie Heath. It opens this evening. On March 11, DieAna Dae performs with the work at 8. Heath is one half of the Bronco Gallery, so worth a look to see her thinking solo. At Composition Gallery 625 N.W. Everett St., #102 (mid-block on NW6th) 6PM-9 Free

Paccarik Orue has El Muqui, photographs of the city Cerro de Pasco, Peru. The town is being consumed by an open pit mine as its residents profit from its expansion and are cursed by its lead poisoning. Azimuth: Terrain and Direction: Deciphering the West are photographs by William Binzen. At Blue Sky Gallery map 122 NW 8th 6PM-9 Free

Nature is a Metaphor is a print show with Raymond Arnold, Jonnel Covault, Nancy Friese, Etsuko Fuzuki, Gary Groves, James Lavadour, Nancy Macko, Ryan Pierce, Rita Robillard, Christy Wyckoff and Koichi Yamamoto. At Augen Gallery 716 NW Davis early close 8 Free

Honey Honey is a show of surreal illustration art by Amandine Urruty. She is an artist in the Hellion-curated Tall Trees of Paris project to uncover compelling artists. 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

The Museum of Contemporary Craft closes this month. This will be their last Free First Thursday. Some of the current show like the CARPA show will move to PNCA. At the 724 NW Davis 6PM-8

PNCA is recommended to stop in. They have long time cycle shows and pop ups distributed throughout the building. PNCA 511 NW Broadway Map 6PM-9 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 in Winter is 9ish