Michael Brophy, "Ruin"
Coming back strong after September's studio fire
, Michael Brophy is exhibiting this month at the Laura Russo Gallery. Here There Nowhere
"explore[s] the evolution of the Northwest landscape." His subtle, elegant paintings build upon historical reference to create a "mythic impact."
Opening reception • 5-8pm • December 6Laura Russo Gallery
• 805 NW 21st AVE • 503.226.2754
Eva Lake, "Deeper Dive" (2007)
Eva Lake's extraordinary oil paintings will be at Augen Gallery this month. The meticulously hand painted lines of Richter Scale
can only really be appreciated together on the wall, their vibrant colors building and layering to a truly impressive impact.
Opening reception • 5:30-8:30pm • December 6Augen Gallery
• 817 SW 2nd AVE • 503.224.8182
Bucking west side First Thursday tradition, SE venue and gallery space East End is opening a group show this Thursday. Mellow Yellow
is curated by Jhordan Dahl, who brought you All Day Snacking
, and features several hot young Portland artists, including Jason Traeger and Corey Smith.
Opening reception • 8pm-2am • December 6East End
• 203 SE Grand • firstname.lastname@example.org
The PDX Panels fundraiser exhibition opens this week at the Portland Art Center. 300 panels by an incredibly wide variety of Portland artists will be on view, with 75% of the sale proceeds going to support PAC.
Opening reception • 6-10pm • December 6Portland Art Center
• 32 NW 5th AVE • 503.236.3322
Dana Dart-McLean, "Thought Police"
Another group show showcasing young Portland artists is happening this month at Quality Pictures: It's Kind of Endless
features paintings, works on paper, and sculpture by "new Portland talent." The variety of styles and work on display does seem, well, kind of endless, and should give the viewer an impressive sampling of up and coming Portlanders (including the possibly omnipresent Jason Traeger
Opening reception • 6-9pm • December 6Quality Pictures Contemporary Art
• 916 NW Hoyt • 503.227.5060
Brittany Powell, "Gone Sweatin'"
Using contact paper and an exacto knife, Brittany Powell has transformed Tilt into "a communal living room for fun, irreverent exercise." The installation takes a playful look at our relationship to exercise and our environment, creating a sweatin' space that is "non-gym, but out of the home." During all gallery hours, the space will be open for sweatin', and there will be a designated daily "Sweat with Brittany" hour.
Opening reception • 6-9pm • December 6Tilt Gallery and Project Space
• 625 NW Everett #106 • 908.616.5477
It's Kind of Endless show opens December 6th and the opening reception is on Friday, December 14th, 6-9. Visit www.qpca.com for further details.