Thursday, February 02, 2017

February 2 Westside Art Openings

We the People is a two month show collecting creative resistance signs and resistance-inspired artworks from you. Bring it. At W+K 224 NW 13th Map 5PM-9 Free

Jordan Rathus has That's Why I'm Here, videos of her performances. She weaves her own identity myths incorporating traditions of Norway, Iceland and the Hudson Valley. At UpFor Gallery 929 NW Flanders early close 6PM-8 Free

Julia Mangold is a minimalist sculptor and printmaker. Her show is the result of the Leach Gallery engaging German artists over years. Also showing is Portland light artist Hap Tivey. At Elizabeth Leach Gallery 417 NW 9th Map 6PM-9 Free

Johannes Girardoni has Resonance, chromatic spots. At PDX Contemporary Art 925 NW Flanders Map early close 8PM Free

Madga Biernat has Adrift, images of abandoned Arctic hunting lodges and melting ice floes in Antarctica. Katrina Kepule has sit silently, photographs of farm life in Latvia. Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are on the next to be invaded list. At Blue Sky Gallery Map 122 NW 8th 6PM-9 Free

Nic Porter has Fools Gold, colorful photographs inspired by feminism. She is a commercial photographer, her personal creative work is buoyed by a dramatic approach. At Impossible Box, 215 SW 1st 5PM-midnight Free

We cannot cover all the student shows, cafe shows or artwork hung in Portland's many small businesses. But we note that Mona Superhero will show her graphic portraits made of chromatic duct tape. At A-List Hair Studio 1306 NW Hoyt 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. At the Everett Lofts 625 NW Everett. Bounded by NW Everett, Broadway, Flanders and 6th Map 6PM-9 Free