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Tuesday 06.02.09

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First Thursday Picks June 2009

D.E. May, "Marker"

D.E. May presents Black Page, new drawings at PDX Contemporary. All of the work is presented in thick, plastic archival document holders, which offer "a surprising tactile quality and a screen-like presentation: x-ray, film, radar." May was a finalist in PAM's 2008 CNAA's.

Opening reception • 5-8pm • June 4
PDX Contemporary • 925 NW Flanders • 503.222.0063

Joe Bartholomew

Chambers@916 presents digital prints, paintings on canvas and video animation by Joe Bartholomew. "Extending existing systems, Bartholomew bases his images on generalizations or modifications of perspective projection, the golden rectangle, tilings, and grids... The result is a series of vivid color images translated from mathematical language." (Full disclosure: This blogger also works with Chambers@916.)

Opening reception • 6-9pm • June 4
Chambers@916 • 916 NW Flanders • 503.227.9398


Jeffrey Sarmiento, "Hotel (Terra)"

Bullseye Gallery presents Filling the Void, an exhibition of work by international presenters, artists, and educators from their current 2009 BECon glass conference. Featured artists include Howard Ben Tré, Heike Brachlow, Chick Butcher, Daniel Clayman, Jacqueline Cooley & Marshall Hyde, Melanie Hunter, Alicia Lomné, Jessica Loughlin, Clifford Rainey, Nathan Sandberg, Jeffrey Sarmiento, Ted Sawyer, Richard Whiteley, and Erik Whittemore.

First Thursday reception • 5:30-8pm • June 4
Bullseye Gallery • 300 NW 13th • 503.227.0222

Alex Steckly, "Post Present #4"

Alex Steckly presents Post Present at Stumptown. These large-scale paintings and sculptures "continue his exploration of imagination and emotion."

Opening reception • 6-8pm • June 4
Stumptown • 128 SW 3rd • 503.295.6144


Ben Young's Platonically Imperfect will be at the Tractor Gallery. Young "explores the alterity of idealism and its manifested reality in relationship to the myth of perfection, objectivity and truth."

Opening reception • 6pm • June 4
Tractor • 328 NW Broadway • charles@tractorpdx.com


PSU presents Close From Distant Shores, a two-part art exchange with South Korea's University of Ulsan. Faculty from both institutions will be exhibiting in the Littman Gallery and students will be exhibiting in the Autzen Gallery. Sewon Kim and Seop Kim, deans of Ulsan's colleges of design and fine arts, respectively, will lecture the day of the opening.

Artists lecture • 12-1pm • June 4
PSU Art Building • 2000 SW 5th • Room 200
Faculty reception • 5-7pm • June 4
Littman Gallery • 1825 SW Broadway • Smith Center, Rm. 250
Student reception • 5-7pm • June 4
Autzen Gallery • 724 SW Harrison Street • Neuberger Hall, 2nd Floor, rm 205


After all the drama a few months ago curators Justin Bland and Mia Nolting are pleased to present Green Oregon. From greenwashing to Green Anarchy, to the timber industry to marijuana, green is everywhere in Oregon, including the art. Green is at the heart of some of the most important issues of our time and also the biggest cliches. By bringing together a diverse group of Oregon artists whose work relates to these issues in different ways, Green Oregon explores how various definitions of green interact with one another and what they have to say about us. The show features work by Robert Adams, Bruce Conkle, Erik Geschke, Maria T. D. Inocencio, Marne Lucas, Justin "Scrappers" Morrison, TJ Norris, Ryan Pierce, Patrick Rock, Mark R. Smith, Bailey Winters and Christy Wyckoff.

Opening reception • 6-9pm • June 4
PNCA's Manuel Izquierdo Gallery • 3D building (825 NW 13th)

Posted by Megan Driscoll on June 02, 2009 at 16:03 | Comments (0)


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