Mark Zirpel, Eye Chart
, kilnformed glass, 2005. Bullseye Gallery.
The International Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art, or SOFA
, is an annual exhibition that takes place next month in Chicago. The Bullseye Gallery
is one of 90 galleries invited to participate. This month the gallery is hosting a SOFA/Chicago 2006 Preview
of the work heading to the Midwest. The preview consists of fourteen artists who have shaped glass at North Lands Creative Glass in Scotland.
Preview Reception: October 3, 5:30 to 7:30p • Exhibition runs September 19 - October 21, 2006.
First Thursday Reception: October 5, 5 to 8p
Bullseye Gallery • 300 nw 13th ave • 503.227.0222
is showing at Elizabeth Leach
. Her work combines a narrative of fairytale (often the disturbing parts, not the happily ever afters) with video art. In Growing Stories
, she "explores life through the context of a fable using footage from popular films and sitcoms as a backdrop."
Preview Reception: October 4, from 6 to 8p • First Thursday Reception: October 5, from 6 to 9p
Elizabeth Leach Gallery • 417 nw 9th • 503.224.0521
This month, Motel
presents Tiny Island
, gouache on paper works by Jacob Magraw-Mickelson
. Fluid, colorful, anatomical cross-sections of deconstructed landscapes and botanical flora that play with scale and perspective.
First Thursday Reception: October 5, from 6:30 to 9:30p • Through October 28, 2006.
Motel Gallery • 19 nw 5th avenue, suite c • 503.222.6699
W+K 12 Group Show, Brandland
at Basil Hayward.
The Basil Hayward Gallery
inside Powell's is hosting a show called Brandland: the art and advertising lovechild
. A show brought to you by the people of Wieden + Kennedy 12
. The students of W+K 12 explore the relationship between art and advertising in this group show. "Good advertising reminds folks that they are important, that their daily confusing lives matter."
First Thursday Reception: October 5, 7p • Through October 31, 2006.
Powell’s Books, Basil Hayward Gallery • 1005 w burnside • 503.228.4651
will have new work on display this month at PDX Contemporary Art
. In the past his work has interacted with thoughts and conversations of the viewers. "This exhibition will include new photographic and neon works or maybe something else entirely." Hmmmmmmm.....
First Thursday Reception: October 5, from 6 to 8p • Through October 28, 2006.
PDX Gallery • 925 nw flanders st • 503.222.0063
is showing work made of colored thread at Pulliam Deffenbaugh
. Some pieces look like long, flow-y strands that you might want to run your fingers through. Others are less organic, more minimal, and stretch across frames which let light pass through.
Artist Reception: October 4, 5:30 to 7:30 •
First Thursday Reception: October 5, 5:30 to 8p
Through October 28, 2006.
Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery • 929 nw flanders st • 503.228.6665
Mona Superhero at Berbati's.
is hosting Pick Your Poison
, new duct tape compositions by Mona Superhero
. Reminiscent of screen-printed pop art, Superhero's pieces are comprised by layering X-acto blade cuts of colored tape.
First Thursday Reception: October 5, form 6 to 9p • Through October 31, 2006.
Berbati's Pan • 19 sw 2nd • 503.248.4579
On your walk-about this month, look for the work of Port’s own Jenene Nagy
, who will have an installation on display at the Portland Modern Window Project
October 5-29, 2006
Portland Modern Window Project •1715 NW Lovejoy
Paul Arensmeyer at Froelick looks really interesting as well.
MK Guth's show is going over really well with her return to installaion art... though it will be tough to see through the crowds tonight.
The Brad Adkins show isnt really a show... I would have waited till the whole gallery could be devoted to one artist... Maybe it's a new sympathy ploy?
Last but certainly not least Laura Russo's gallery is 20 years old. It's a really nie group show with one of Brophy's nivcest paintigs to date.