If you're tiring of the same old gallery reception schtick but still love an
arty party, then tonight's your night. The Eastside does First Friday with a
flare, including a gallery grand opening and celebrity-graced movie night.
Across from the Jupiter
holding down fort for the past year or so. Through some incredible magnetism
and muscle, they have attracted at least 3 other young independent art-minded
businesses to take up shop in the same building. Tonight, Tony Nguyen opens
Renowned with Soon and Very Soon
, a group show of local and national
artists including Bwana Spoons (PDX), Maya Hayuk (NY), Erik Sandberg (LA), Jill
Bliss (SF), and Deanne Cheuk (NY).
Grand Opening • Friday, November 4 • 6-10p
Renowned • 811 East Burnside, Suite 111
Around the corner, NAAU offers What it all Meant
, the second solo exhibition
by Ty Ennis. This collection of minimal drawings walks the line between irony,
rebellion and social critique.
Opening Reception • Friday, November 4 • 7 to 10p
New American Art
• 922 SE Ankeny St. • Tel. 503.231.8294
A hop, skip and jump away, Homeland takes up fort at their second (temporary)
location with new
works by Scott Wayne Indiana. My interest is piqued by the promise of a 72 foot
scroll stretched from pillar to pillar, "a long painting resembling the
artist’s sketch book and revealing a reflective exercise of examining
stream of consciousness as a visual representation." There will also be
a collection of smaller new works.
Opening Reception • Friday, November 4 • starting at 7p, live music
Gallery Homeland • 222 SE 10th (within the Troy Building)
CHANGE OF VENUE: NOW AT WONDER BALLEROOM • 128 NE RUSSELL
A little further south at Newspace are Myron Filene and Jodi Boatman. Filene
presents a series of panoramas in the form of prisms, splicing together thin
slices from full panoramic shots to effect an extreme stretching of the vertical
field. Boatman’s work deals with memory; her images dwell on objects
or spaces that trigger personal recollections.
Opening Reception • Friday, November 4th • 7 to 10p
1632 SE 10th Ave. • Tel. 503.963.1935
Over at small A projects, Laurel Gitlen wraps up her inaugural exhibition All
I Want is Everything
with a movie night screening of Velvet Goldmine featuring
a casual conversation with director Todd Haynes. Seating is limited so call
the gallery to RSVP or bring your pillows to sit on the floor. Beer, soda and
popcorn will be provided.
Movie Night • Friday, November 4 • 7 to 10p
small A projects
• 1430 SE Third Avenue • Tel. 503.234.7993
Wrap up your Eastside Evening at Holocene with a benefit for Flight 64. Flight
64 is a non-profit co-op dedicated to providing affordable access to a press
in order to nourish a new generation of artists and Portland's printmaking community.
Prints will be for sale by over 30 local artists. The evening will be punctuated
by a $5 raffle of prints by Chrisy Wycoff, Emily Ginsburg, and Martha Pfanshmidt.
The evening will be accompanied by live music from Horsefeathers, Sexton Blake,
Friday, November 4 • Doors at 5, Raffle at 8:45
at Holocene • 1001 SE Morrison • Free until 9, then $5 cover
Hi Jennifer, is there a website that I can get weekly first Friday details from? I am looking for this week's line-up or a sign as to whether or not First Friday is still happening as we move into winter. Thanks for the details! Tacy