Thursday, May 05, 2016

May 5 Westside Art Openings

Welcome to First Thursday and more. All over town there are art school BFA and MFA shows you can find. Too many to list here.

There are two shows at UO: a show in the main atrium and one in the White Box. The atrium has Habitats with Anne Blackburn, Modou Dieng, Laura Fritz, Damien Gilley, Agatha Haines, David Heskin,, Lindy Kehoe, Wade Larsen, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Brenna Murphy, Tabitha Nikolai, John Park and Jon Bellona, Portland Immersive Media Group, Michael A. Salter, Crystal Schenk and Adam Simmons. The White Box (Black Box) has video work by Perter Campus, Julia Oldham and Suzanne Opton. Both shows highly recommended, see them.

At the University of Oregon White Stag Building, 70 NW Couch 6PM-9 Free

Ellen George makes minimal and beautiful small sculptures of polymer clay. Something to think about in your sculpture collecting, they are easier to dust than most sculptures. She has her latest small creations tonight. Recommended. At PDX Contemporary Art 925 NW Flanders Map early close 8PM Free

PSU Littman Gallery has Fern Wiley combining performance and ceramics sculpture. At the PSU Littman and White Galleries in Smith Union. PSU Smith Hall, Room 250, 1825 SW Broadway 6PM-8 Free

Photographer Holly Andres has Fallen Faun opening tonight. For those familiar with her work, it seems a bit of a remix of previous. Http:// at Charles Hartman Fine Art 134 NW 8th early close 8PM Free

Eva Lake is a Portland nee NYC artist. She is well known for colorful op art paintings and hard hitting collage, previously centered on targets. This show, Fashion Objects, loses the target and blows up her core topic to the main. Recommended. She has a At Augen Gallery 716 NW Davis early close 8 Free

Musk Mask by Christelle Enault from Paris opens tonight. She is one of the Tall Trees of Paris participants. 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

Srijon Chowdhury has Memory Theater incorporating the work of 28 other original artists. At UpFor Gallery 929 NW Flanders early close 6PM-8 Free

Kathryn Cellerini Moore has Give Pause for Thought inspired by family history. At Duplex Collective 219 NW Couch 6PM-9 Free

We usually don't review Blackfish shows. They get credit for effort and for being a coop, but we are not often compelled by the content. Tonight they have a show by Paul Missal, long time PNCA painting professor. He has had an influence through his students for some time, so worth a look at the source. At Blackfish Gallery 420 NW 9th. 6PM-9 Free

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 ranges from 9PM-10:30ish

James Papadopoulos has a book release tonight. Publication Studio bakes artist books daily, and they have a great community for events. At Publication Studio 717 SW Ankeny Map 7PM-9 Free