Thursday, April 06, 2017

April 6 Westside Art Openings

April is Portland Photo Month. See for the big picture. Many galleries support it by photography shows.

Cory Arnold is a Portlander who fishes Alaska. He has some fine photographs, including some of waves where every flying drop in the churn was caught by light. At Charles Hartman Fine Art 134 NW 8th early close 8PM Free

Susan Seubert is a PNCA-trained photographer. She has worked for some time with some heavy themes using monochrome fine print processes. This one is Not a Day Goes By. Seubert has will show at this year's Venice Biennale, congratulations. At Froelick Gallery 714 NW Davis early close 8 Free

Ervin A Johnson has a series of large scale color photographs which have been altered and with paint added. They are portraits of black lives lost in show #InHonor. Johnson is the 2016 Photolucida Critical Mass Solo Exhibition Award recipient.
Cristián Ureta has Volviendo a la Tierra, photographs of the town of Chuquicamata in Chile. The copper pit mine has been in operation since 1910. As the mine has expanded, the town is being swallowed.
At Blue Sky Gallery Map 122 NW 8th 6PM-9 Free

Portland minimalist and light artist has a tensioned wood installation. At the Nine Gallery inside Blue Sky 122 NW 8th

A broad 20th Century group show of photographers is at Augen including Sir Cecil Beaton, Harry Benson, Lucien Clergue, Elliot Erwitt, Godlis, Philippe Halsman, William Keck, Michael Kenna, Steve McCurry, Barbara Morgan, Billy Name, Arnold Newman, Anton Perich, Edward Pfizenmaier, Julius Schulman, Ezra Stoller and Jerry Uelsman. At Augen Gallery 716 NW Davis early close 8 Free

Leach continues its March ceramics show and Rauschenberg's April photo show. At Elizabeth Leach Gallery 417 NW 9th Map 6PM-9 Free

PDX has high contrast color still life photos, most involving flowers, by Amjad Faur. He graduated from UO about 10 years ago. At PDX Contemporary Art 925 NW Flanders Map early close 8PM Free

Upfor has LA transplant Christoper Russell. At UpFor Gallery 929 NW Flanders early close 6PM-8 Free

Momoland (lvl 3) is an 8-bit style graphic show by Momo Pixels Live music and a DJ accompany. At Sticks and Stones 427 NW 6th 7PM-11 Free

Powells Books has many artist employees. They have a show this evening. At Powell's Basil Hayward Gallery, 3rd floor. 10th and W Burnside

The ad agency has some large circus style graphic work. At W+K 224 NW 13th Map 5PM-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

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