Danielle Colen, "Untitled (panorama series)"
Pied-à-terre is featuring a pair of photographs by Danielle Colen. Interested in exploring a heightened rather than a transformed reality, Colen presents views through an anonymous office window, offering a meditation on the relationship between pictoral space, gallery space, and the outside world.
Opening reception • 6-8pm • April 5
• 904 SE 20th Apt. 5 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Slappe, "Crossroads (video still)"
As part of their Oregon Sesquicentennial Film Fest, Marylhurst's Art Gym presents SRO Video: Guys Doing Guy Things
. SRO video features video installations by Mike Bray, Dan Gilsdorf, Mack McFarland, and Stephen Slappe. Moving beyond single channel video, the project includes projected images, sculpture, and installation. Later this month, curator Terri Hopkins will moderate a discussion with the four artists.
Opening reception • 3-5pm • April 5
Artist + curator talk • 12pm • April 23
Marylhurst Art Gym
• BP John Administration Building, 17600 Pacific Highway, Marylhurst, OR • 503.699.6243
Curator Anna Fidler presents The Still Life Show
, a simultaneous, collaborative exhibition in LA & Portland. Interested in opening a dialogue between the thriving artist communities in the two seemingly disparate cities, Fidler invited 9 artists in each city to fill a box with any objects they chose and mail it to their counterpart in the other city. The artists were then instructed to construct a "still life" from the contents of the box they received: "Similar to Japanese ikebana, 'still life' in this context serves as a unifying force. Whereas usually a painting or drawing would be made from a still life, in this case the arrangement itself is the work of art."
PDX Opening reception • 7-10pm • April 4
• 900 NE 81st • 503.998.4878
Michael Rakowitz, "paraSite"
Spring PMMNLS begins with artist Michael Rakowitz, best known for paraSite
, an ongoing project initiated in 1998 in which the artist custom builds inflatable shelters for homeless people that attach to the exterior out-take vents of a building's heating, ventilation, or air conditioning system. The project stopped in Portland last fall as part of Beyond Green
at the Hoffman Gallery.
Artist lecture • 7:30pm • April 6
• 1914 SW Park Ave • Shattuck Hall Rm 212 at Broadway & Hall