This First Thursday is all about the young ones. Chinatown and Downtown flex
their youthful muscle with some great showings along with a couple of hits from
the old guard.
In Chi-town there's a veritable slew of young movers and shakers.
Erika Kohr at Motel
Everything is a-buzz at Motel
works of Erika Kohr
and Suzanne Husky
offers a sophisticated collection of narrative glass works exploring fertility
and nature. Husky presents a series of psychedelic botanical drawings on paper
featuring fluorescent flora and fauna.
Opening July 7, 6:30 to 9:30p • Through July 30
on NW Couch St, between 5th & 6th • Tel. 503.222.6699
delivers the Return of Digmeout
, a visual
artist excavation project out of Osaka, Japan. This group exhibition showcases
young artists whose mediums are often posters, stickers, or magazine illustrations.
The first Digmeout show was strong collection of unknown Japanese up-and-comers.
This second helping promises even more and better.
Opening July 7, 7 to 9p • Through July 30
Compound / Just Be
• 107 NW
5th Ave • Tel. 503.796.2733
presents the Worldwide debut of the deliciously
French artist, Fanélie Rosier
. Rosier's distinctive
pop-illustration style infuses these devilishly playful series of godesses.
Opening July 7, 6 to 9pm with DJ IZM • Through July 29
• 328 NW Broadway, No.116 • Tel. 503.241.3189
Also in the Everett Station Lofts, Pepper Gallery
Artists of Kentucky
, an eclectic group show featuring artists from
the Bluegrass state.
Opening, July 7th, 6-10pm
328 NW Broadway, No.113
"Male Pattern Baldness & Hummingbirds" at Reading Frenzy
South of Burnside, Gallery 500
presents the solo exhibition
of PDX photographer-romantic extraordinaire, Daniel Kaven
is a collection of mixed-media works and installations exploring
the separation of the artist's past. Brede Rørstad, who scored Kaven’s
film, Naked Seoul, will conduct a string quartet during the opening, translating
the emotions of the exhibition.
Opening July 7, 6p to midnight • Through July 29
420 SW Washington St., Ste. 500 • Tel. 503.223.3951
On a lighter note, artist/curator/illustrator/great guy Bwana
packs 'em in at Reading Frenzy
with a Sharpie show,
Male Pattern Baldness and Hummingbirds
, featuring a great collection of
local and national up-and-comers, including Souther
Jessie Rose Vala
, Amy Ruppel
and many, many more. This is my pick for a steal of a deal. A handmade
zine of the included artwork will even be available at the opening.
Opening July 7, 6 to 9p • Through July 31
921 SW Oak St. • Tel. 503.274.1449
And in the Pearl...
Gretchen Bennett at PDX Window Project
takes over the PDX Window
with Hi, It's Me
, a faux-naturalist take on the tensions and representations
of interior/exteriors. Expect wood-grain Contact paper, buttons and more...
Open 24 hours a day through August 13
PDX Window Project
• 612 NW 12th Ave • Tel 503.222.0063
Portland cult literary icon Walt Curtis
) invades Mark Woolley
with The Land of Ch'i
featuring his expressionist folk paintings.
Opening July 7, 6 to 9p • Through July 30
120 NW 9th Ave, Ste 210 • Tel. 503.224.5475
Have any of you had the chance to see Charles Steeler's "New Paintings" at Mark Woolley yet??