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Tuesday 02.03.09

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First Thursday Picks February 2009

Sandy Roumagoux, "Stonefield Beach Quartet"

In celebration of Oregon's sesquicentennial (150th birthday), Blackfish presents Oregon Seen. This group exhibition of Blackfish members celebrates Oregon & Oregonians, offering artists the opportunity to express both pride and concerns about their home state. On February 14, Oregon's birthday, long time Blackfish member Paul Missal will lecture on Oregon's artistic heritage. Special Oregon Modernist works will be on loan for the lecture, including works by Charles Heaney and Louis Bunce.

Opening reception • 6-9pm • February 5
Blackfish Gallery • 420 NW 9th • 503.224.2634

Aaron Yassin, "IMPEIBOCHK 8"

Aaron Yassin's I.M. Pei's Bank of China Hong Kong is opening at Chambers@916 this month. The exhibition features 18 composite photographs of the I.M. Pei Bank of China tower in Hong Kong, and a video installation created from the photographs, which slowly dissolve into each other to create a layered, abstract experience of the building. The video features sound samples taken at the tower by Oliver Lyons.

Opening reception • 6-9pm • February 5
Chambers@916 • 916 NW Flanders • 503.227.9398

Josh Smith, installation in progress

Josh Smith brings The righteous foundation of us to PNCA's Manuel Izquierdo Gallery this month. The work is a manifestation of Smith's interest in the early philosophies of hive and colony structures in the Modernist movement. Smith's interpretation of the repeated cylinder, a form that is both architectural and organic, "exemplifies the great capacity of humankind while paradoxically calling attention to the systems that are used to control us."

Opening reception • 6-9pm • February 5
PNCA • 1241 NW Johnson • 503.226.4391

Terry Toedtemeier, "Soliton," Oregon Coast, 2004

Also happening at PNCA: PNCA is holding a memorial exhibition for Terry Toedtemeir in their printmaking/photo gallery. "As a scientist, historian, photographer, and curator, Terry Toedtemeier observed, taught, recorded, and collected examples of the awesome power of erosion by time and elements. With his camera, he could halt the forces of heat, wind, or water to bring us a sense of time and place if only for a frame. His life, work, and passing are a testament to the power of suspending one moment in the geological permanence of ages." The printmaking/photo gallery will be open for First Thursday hours.

Exhibition • Through February, 2009
PNCA • 1241 NW Johnson • 503.226.4391

Chelsea Heffner

Chelsea Heffner and Sydney S. Kim present Seeing, Distilled at IGLOO. The exhibition is comprised of individual works on paper and a collaborative installation. Heffner's work explores the use of system and process to impose order on daily life, addressing questions of psychological security while testing the utility of different art forms. Kim's works examine ephemerality through nearly imperceptible drawings. The austerity of her work offers an unclouded yet subjective experience.

Opening reception • 6-10pm • February 5
IGLOO • 325 NW 6th Ave #102 • 503.724.7300

James Miles, "Helicopter Over the House"

Songs From the Treetops, a group show curated by Harrell Fletcher, will be at PDX Contemporary this month. Fletcher has collected work that offers both artist and viewer an alternate reality escape route from the current difficult economic times. By sharing their unique perspectives, the artists offer enrichment and the satisfaction of an art-reality. Artists included are, Carson Ellis (drawings), Chris Johanson/Jo Jackson (drawings), James Miles (drawings), Kenneth Mroczek (drawings, cut-out paper decorations), Eduardo Navarro (video), Santiago de Paoli (drawings/paintings on paper) and Wendy Red Star (photographs)

Opening reception • 5-8pm • February 5
PDX Contemporary • 925 NW Flanders • 503.222.0063

Posted by Megan Driscoll on February 03, 2009 at 13:32 | Comments (0)


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