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Tuesday 12.04.07

« Guide to Portland In Miami 2007 | Main | Getting closer to the artist »

First Thursday Picks December 2007

Michael Brophy at Laura Russo Gallery
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 His subtle, elegant paintings build upon historical reference to create a "mythic impact."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 6
Laura Russo Gallery • 805 NW 21st AVE • 503.226.2754


Eva Lake at Augen Gallery
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 6
Augen Gallery • 817 SW 2nd AVE • 503.224.8182


Mellow Yellow opens at East End PDX

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 6
East End • 203 SE Grand • eastendpdx@gmail.com


PDX Panels fundraiser at PAC

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 6
Portland Art Center • 32 NW 5th AVE • 503.236.3322


Dana Dart-McLean at QPCA
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 6
Quality Pictures Contemporary Art • 916 NW Hoyt • 503.227.5060


Brittany Powell at Tilt
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 6
Tilt Gallery and Project Space • 625 NW Everett #106 • 908.616.5477

Posted by Megan Driscoll on December 04, 2007 at 13:56 | Comments (1)


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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.

Posted by: Klouderbough [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 6, 2007 07:35 PM

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