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Thursday 03.06.08

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First Friday Picks March 2008

Ann Ploeger at Pushdot Studio
Ann Ploeger

Pushdot Studio is celebrating the gallery's official reopening in their new location with Ann Ploeger's In Between. The series reinvents the self-portrait, exploring "uninhabited spaces... in which stillness lends itself to the specificity of being there." The photographs encourage the viewer to reflect on how these images represent moments in the artist's life and self, while using light and color to create a sense of location that invites the viewer into the moment.

Opening Reception • 6-9pm • March 7
Pushdot Studio • 1021 SE Caruthers • info@pushdotstudio.com

dudes night out at gallery homeland

FWD: Dudes Night Out is a revisitation of Cris Moss's 2007 RE: Dudes Night Out, Random Conversations That Lead to Meetings and Exhibitions. The concept is to move the idea of the group show beyond the relationships of the work that is exhibited and to explore the relationships and support networks between the artists themselves. This year's show features a range of prolific Portland artists, including Karl Burkheimer, David Corbett, Arcy Douglass, Jeff Jahn, Todd Johnson, Jesse Hayward, Sean Healy, Cris Moss, Jenene Nagy, Joe Thurston, Josh Smith, and Ryan Suther. (Note: Three PORT superstars!)

Opening Reception • 6-9pm • March 7
Gallery Homeland • 2505 SE 11th AVE • info@galleryhomeland.org

jeff soto in balls out at grass hut
Jeff Soto

Grass Hut has moved, and their first show in their new location (one door down, but twice as big) is Balls Out!. They asked over 60 of their favorite artists to "make one piece and go balls out," no theme except to "put your heart and sweat and thought into one beautiful piece of work." The show features Portland favorites Corey Smith, Carson Ellis, Jeff Soto, and billions more great local artists.

Opening Reception • 6-9pm • March 7
Grass Hut • 811 E Burnside • 503.445.9924

Danielle Kelly at PCC's Cascade Gallery
Danielle Kelly

PCC's Cascade Gallery is featuring Danielle Kelly's Fear is the Mind Killer. The Las Vegas artists describes her work as being "evidence of and for hope... From the moment our mark exists in the world it is optimistic, purposeful and is an opportunity for change."

Opening Reception • 5-8pm • March 7
Cascade Gallery at PCC Cascade • 705 N. Killingsworth St., Terrell Hall, Room 102 • 503.978.5326

Carson Ellis Decemberists designs at PCC Rock Breek
Carson Ellis

Over at PCC's Rock Creek campus, the Helzer Gallery will be showing previously un-exhibited work by Carson Ellis, who put in many years designing for local rock stars the Decemberists. In Melodies Rhapsodical and Fair: The Art of the Decemberists, she includes drawings and paintings for posters, T-shirt graphics, CD covers, backdrops, and more. The elegant work is evocative of a wide range of vintage inspiration, from folklore to tattoo art.

Artist Talk • 3pm • March 7
Opening Reception • 4-6pm • March 7
Helzer Gallery at PCC Rock Creek • 17705 NW Springville Rd. Building 3 • 503.614.7248

Posted by Megan Driscoll on March 06, 2008 at 9:58 | Comments (1)


Also, go see Bobby Abrahamson at Newspace. A truly gifted photographer, inspired by the old school B&W, Diane Arbus look...presenting a seminal body of work here.

Posted by: inexile [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 9, 2008 11:02 PM

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