The new Milepost 5
building is launching its arts programming this week with Self Projections
. Video, film, sound and installations by 19 artists will be exhibited throughout the first floor of condos. Curated by Gary Wiseman, the show explores the idea that perception is innately personal and unique, and that art is in many ways about sharing that perspective.
The venue itself is an interesting Portland development. Milepost 5 is a new condominium development in far-out NE that is styling itself as "affordable and sustainable live/work spaces for artists in a supportive and interactive, community setting" - that is currently being pushed by Gavin Shettler. With the economic and real estate situation being what it is, one has to wonder if selling condos to build an artist's community from scratch might be even an more ambitious project than the recently closed Portland Art Center
. It's another intriguing idea... But is it viable? I suppose you can come to the opening and find out.
Opening reception • 8pm-midnight • April 18
• 900 NE 81st AVE • 503.724.6933
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