Ellen George's Pulse
at PDX Contemporary Art
Ellen George • Speciation • sculpture
Light, organic, abstract and sensually stimulating.
PDX Contemporary Art
• 925 NW Flanders Street Portland, OR 97209 • 503.222.0063
Open First Thursday June 1, 2006 6 - 8 pm. Show ends July 1, 2006.
group show • INTRODUCING • mixed media painting
Three upcoming artists in the beginning of their careers present a strong sense of vision and imagery featuring surreal places and metamorphic creatures. Features Meg Peterson, Justin B. Williams and Julianna Bright.
19 Northwest 5th Avenue, Suite C Portland, OR 97209 • 503.222.6699
Opening Reception June 1, 6:30 to 9:30p. Show ends July 1, 2006.
Sherrie Wolf • New Paintings
Wolf's paintings are a powerful mix of contemporary still life, depth, and color with old master imagery.
The Laura Russo Gallery
• 805 NW 21st Avenue Portland, OR 97209 •
Opening Reception June 1, 5-8pm. Show ends July 1, 2006.
Barry Johnson at the newly remodeled Portland Art Center
The Portland Art Center celebrates its official grand opening of it's newly renovated space in Old Town. Event includes installation by Barry Johnson, paintings on steel by Jeff Fontaine video and sound installation curated by Jason Frank and Andy Brown, and the Oregon College of Art and Craft Post-Baccalaureate Exhibition.
Portland Art Center
32 NW 5th St. Portland, OR 97209 • 503.236.3322
Opening Reception June 1, 9:30 pm-Midnight.
$5 (members free). 21 and over.
Cris Bruch • Remains To Be Seen • Sculpture and Drawings
Libby Wadsworth • Vestiges • paintings
Bruch, taking a break from public art, is exhibiting large scale wood sculptures and mixed media drawings.
Wadsworth’s show focuses on word plays of imagery as languages of description and representation.
Elizabeth Leach Gallery
417 NW 9th Avenue Portland, OR 97209 • 503.224.0521
Opening Reception: June 1st , 6 - 9 pm.
Bruch's show ends July 29, 2006. Wadsworth's show ends July 1, 2006.
Dana Dart-Mclean • Decorator's proposal for interior of Lobby • video
Includes videos by Kara Hearn selected by Harrell Fletcher.
small A projects
1430 SE Third Avenue Portland, OR 97214 •
Opening Reception June 1, 6-9 pm. Show ends July 1, 2006.
Arvie Smith • Lower 9th • painting
Newly represented by Beppu Gallery, Smith's bright and colorful paintings focus on issues of ancestry, race, injustice, inequality and brutality.
beppu wiarda gallery
• 319 NW 9th Ave Portland OR 97209 • 503.241.6460
Damali Ayo at Mark Woolley can always be counted on for something provocative... also since when did June become "sculpture month"?
Barry Johnson at PAC looks good and its a welcome antidote to a preponderance of group shows used to justify nascient art organizations. Maybe it is a bit overhung but I think Johnson was going for that machine shed of modernist sculptural forms look, the effect is Tatlin-esque, not as strong or sussinct as someone like Jacqueline Ehlis or David Eckard but a definite smart show for PAC.
I'm interested in how the other PAC shows are recieved but you will have to go and see, I'm not going to tell you what I think till everyone has a chnce to see it on 1st thursday...
If PAC can court and develop good working relationships (ie not micro-manage or get in the way of) the bevy of young, rather sophisticated recent MFA's floating around town they will do some good things.
Arvie Smith's show is going to be fantastic. His compositions are beautifully bold and complex, and they are actually figurative paintings! Yay! You don't see many of those in Portland these days.
White Boss plays in the loading dock following the opening at Small A!!