Matthew Green presents Hunks and Punks
at Rocksbox, a "humorous exploration into the myths, constructs, and visual tropes surrounding contemporary male identity."
Opening reception • 7-11pm • May 16
• 6540 N Interstate Ave • 503.516.4777
Sanford Biggers, "Blossom," installation view
Sanford Biggers' installation Blossom
goes on view at PAM this weekend. Exploring themes of identity and history, Blossom
is a "mixed media work incorporating a massive tree, found piano, and Biggers' compositional reworking of Billie Holiday's 1939 jazz anthem Strange Fruit
, a harrowing portrayal of lynching in the American South." Keep an eye on PORT for a fantastic interview with the artist.
Exhibition • May 16 - August 30, 2009
Portland Art Museum
• 1219 SW Park • 503.226.2811
Thelma Johnson Streat, "Red Dots, Flying Baby, and Barking Dog," 1945
Art on Alberta's 10th annual Art Hop is happening this weekend. They're featuring the work of Thelma Johnson Streat (1911-1959), an internationally acclaimed artist from Portland and the first black woman to have her work exhibited at MOMA. 50 of her paintings will be on view at venues throughout Alberta. The Art Hop's theme this year is "Coming Home," and there will be a wide variety of art exhibitions, street performers, vendors, music, dance, and theater.
Street fair • 11am-6pm • May 16
Art on Alberta
• 17 blocks of NE Alberta