Portland art blog + news + exhibition reviews + galleries + contemporary northwest art

recent entries

Resist: Inauguration at Una Gallery
Early February links
First Thursday Picks February 2017
Dead tree media & dead horse flogging news
Post Snowpocalypse Weekend Picks
More Disjecta'd
New Year opportunities
Monday Integrity Links
First Thursday Picks January 2017
Jason Berlin + Alanna Risse at Rainmaker
Saying goodby to 2016
Mid December Links

recent comments

Calvin Ross Carl

categories

 

Book Review
Calls for Artists
Design Review
Essays
Interviews
News
Openings & Events
Photoblogs
Reviews
Video
Links
About PORT

regular contributors

 

Tori Abernathy
Amy Bernstein
Katherine Bovee
Emily Cappa
Patrick Collier
Arcy Douglass
Megan Driscoll
Jesse Hayward
Sarah Henderson
Jeff Jahn
Kelly Kutchko
Drew Lenihan
Victor Maldonado
Christopher Moon
Jascha Owens
Alex Rauch
Gary Wiseman

archives

 

Guest Contributors
Past Contributors
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005

contact us

 

Contact us

search

 


syndicate

 

Atom
RSS

powered by

 

Movable Type 3.16

This site is licensed under a

 

Creative Commons License

Tuesday 11.03.09

« learning, seeing, hearing | Main | talking »

First Thursday Picks November 2009

davis-glasscloud.jpg
Rachel Davis, "Glass Cloud"

Rachel Davis presents Family Tree at Chambers@916. The series of watercolors on paper combine architectural and botanical forms, "taking their visual language from Chinese vernacular architecture and the life cycles of a garden in a continuous loop of growth and decay. By combining the visible man-made world with the often invisible cellular world of plants, the paintings become a hybrid of both...Inspired by Chinese painting manuals like The Mustard Seed Garden (1679), the paintings in Family Tree explore an imaginary landscape with more contemporary implications...As a parent to two children with Chinese ancestry, this series has become the artist's own painting manual, guiding her exploration of a complicated, modern family's evolving relationship to China." Chambers@916 will also be screening The Hidden Depth by Chinese video artists Fang Er and Meng Jin, in conjunction with China Design Now.

Full disclosure: This blogger works with Chambers@916.

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


Kornberg-IndiaTiger6.jpg
Dianne Kornberg, "India Tiger 6"

Elizabeth Leach presents India Tigers by Dianne Kornberg. The exhibition is "a recent digital printing of a collection of austere photographs of moths and butterflies from India, preserved in folded, triangular paper wrappings... [that] attempt to capture the elusive, fleeting elements of life and science."

Opening reception • 6-9pm • November 5
Elizabeth Leach Gallery • 417 NW 9th • 503.224.0521


AK-Climate.jpg
Arnold J. Kemp's "Climate", 2009

PDX Contemporary Art presents Arnold J. Kemp's first solo exhibition in Portland since he was named chair of PNCA's MFA in visual arts program. Titled "This Quiet Dust, Ladies and Gentlemen," the show according to the press release, "insists on being at once unforgettably black, dusty and glittering." One PORT staffer has called it, "a kind of rehabilitated formalism."

Opening reception • 6-8pm • November 5
PDX Contemporary • 925 NW Flanders • 503.222.0063


Valerie-Hegarty-Branch-with-Frame.jpg
Valerie Hegarty, "Branch with Frame"

Half/Dozen presents Antler Necklace, a group show curated by New York-based writer and curator Amber Vilas. "The exhibition explores the intersection of nature with culture and a synthetic representation of the natural world. The show's title is meant to light-heartedly prod at popular consumable hybrids of modern material culture with natural images." Featured artists include Antoine Catala, Christine Gray, Valerie Hegarty, Jessica Labatte, Nichole van Beek, and Erika Somogyi, from New York, Chicago, and Richmond, VA.

Opening reception • 5-9pm • November 5
Half/Dozen • 625 NW Everett #111 • 503.512.9079


barruel-yourbluesone.jpg
May Juliette Barruel, "Your Blues One"

IGLOO presents May Juliette Barruel's And Now We Do What We Do. "Barruel's textile-based work and photography address themes of nostalgia, obsession, and loss in an intimate and often voyeuristic fashion. For this exhibition, Barruel investigates a variety of materials in order to reify her experience, and here her voice finds resonance in printed words and embroidered textiles."

Opening reception • 6-10pm • November 5
IGLOO • 325 NW 6th #102 • iglooarts@gmail.com


JN_bookdrunk8.jpg
Jim Neidhardt, "Untitled 8 [book drunk]"

Jim Neidhardt, who is "intoxicated with the form of books," presents Book Drunk at Blackfish: "This show of paintings records my search for the faint echo of leather hard-bound volumes that have slipped into obscurity."

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


hachmeister-madchen.jpg
Grit Hachmeister, "Starkes Mädchen"

Fontanelle presents Queer Gaze, a group photography exhibition that features images of queer people by queer photographers. The show "offers a new examination and response to theories of 'male gaze,' originally described by Laura Mulvey as the cinematic depiction of voyeurism and objectification of a female by a heterosexual male viewer. Queer Gaze explores the gaze from woman to woman or queer to queer, as well as the way that many photographers use their own visage or that of their friends to subvert traditional expectations of portraiture." Featured artists include Sarah Baley, Erica Beckman, Tammy Rae Carland, Zackary Drucker, Luke Gilford, Grit Hachmeister, Megan Holmes, Angela Jimenez, Molly Landreth, Amos Mac, Finn Paul, Emily Roysdon, A.L. Steiner, Lorenzo Triburgo, and Azsa West.

Opening reception • 6-9pm • November 5
Special event and musical performance • 8pm • November 19
Fontanelle Gallery • 205 SW Pine • 503.274.7668

Posted by Megan Driscoll on November 03, 2009 at 13:25 | Comments (1)


Comments

Also, Derek Franklin is curating a show at PNCA's Manuel Izquierdo Gallery. Sounds like it could be an interesting one.

Posted by: Calvin Ross Carl [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 3, 2009 01:47 PM

Post a comment

Thanks for signing in, . Now you can comment. (sign out)

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)


Remember me?


s p o n s o r s
Site Design: Jennifer Armbrust   •   Site Development: Philippe Blanc & Katherine Bovee