Russo Lee Gallery is now a project of the long time gallery director Martha Lee with the passing of Laura Russo. This month and next, they launch a 30 year retrospective and a printed catalog. The Russo gallery descended from Arleen Schnitzer's Fountain Gallery. It has represented many Portland artists who moved to New York and PNCA faculty. Over the last few years they have made bold moves to represent new young artists. Check Samantha Wall works.
Retrospectives are always a great opportunity to experience the zeitgiest of a gallery.
At Laura Russo Gallery www.laurarusso.com 805 NW 21st early close 5PM-8 Early Close
Mathew Pickton has The Fall, map-based art and Malia Jensen has sculptural Ground Effects. Both recommended. At Elizabeth Leach Gallery www.elizabethleach.com 417 NW 9th Map 6PM-9 Free
PDX has paintings by he late James Lavador, native American impressionist landscape artist. At PDX Contemporary Art www.pdxcontemporaryart.com 925 NW Flanders Map early close 8PM Free
Extraordinary Playscapes is a curated international selection of innovation in playgrounds. There are events accompanying the exhibition on the project website:
www.designmuseumfoundation.org/portland/blog/2016/08/30/extraordinary-playscapes/. They fall in to PNCA is recommended to stop in. They have long time cycle shows and pop ups distributed throughout the building. PNCA www.pnca.edu 511 NW Broadway Map 6PM-9 Free
Craig Goodworth has Kosť & Med (Bone & Honey.) At Duplex Collective www.duplexcollective.com 219 NW Couch 6PM-9 Free
S/PLI/T has INTER/MISSION a project in he Everett lofts.
The Littman Gallery has Camp Here Tonight by Wynde Dyer. Dyer makes smart art about homelessness. Very current and heartfelt https://www.facebook.com/events/655910754564077/.
That goes along with Hannah Lewis-Lopes in the adjacent gallery with Copycat.
At the PSU Littman and White Galleries in Smith Union. www.pdx.edu/littmanandwhite PSU Smith Hall, Room 250, 1825 SW Broadway 6PM-8 Free
Plus PNCA is recommended to stop in. They have long time cycle shows and pop ups distributed throughout the building. PNCA www.pnca.edu 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-10ish
Best first Thursday!