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Tuesday 03.02.10

« educational arts | Main | RAW Schema »

First Thursday Picks March 2010

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Susan Seubert, "Lovejoy Fountain"

Brian Libby presents 8 x PDX: Photographs of Portland Architecture at AiA's Center for Architecture. The show features works by Jeremy Bitterman, PORTstar Jeff Jahn, Chris Hornbecker, Shawn Records, Susan Seubert, Sally Schoolmaster and Michael Weeks, as well as two pictures taken by Libby.

Opening reception • 5:30-8:30pm • March 4
American Institute of Architects • 403 NW 11th • 503.223.8757


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Blakely Dadson, "Platinum and Argyle"

Chambers@916 presents All that glitters... by Blakely Dadson. The exhibition features new paintings by Dadson, who compares his process to alchemy - the transformation of paint into gold. Using bright colors and flashing metallics, Dadson asks the viewer to consider how we assign value to the objects around us, from gold chains to fine art. The work synthesizes contemporary culture's obsession with bling, adding an ironic twist with prominent Jesus iconography. Full disclosure: This blogger works with Chambers@916.

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


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Melody Owen, "Drought in Kenya: Swan"

Elizabeth Leach presents Melody Owen's Letters from Switzerland. "Through her photographs, videos, and works on paper, Owen reaches out and touches, processes, and examines the objects and stories that define a specific place...For Letters from Switzerland, using the tools and media of the Swiss-originated Dadaists, Owen created a precise and strange group of collages, examining feelings of dislocation and disconnection."

Opening reception • 6-9pm • March 4
Elizabeth Leach Gallery • 417 NW 9th • 503.224.0521


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Tractor presents 3X_PWN_TRANZ, an installation by FUTURE DEATH TOLL. "sometimes when you pick up the pwn, you don't know who is on the other line. / sometimes when you pick up the pwn, you do all the talking. / sometimes when you pick up the pwn, the pwn does all the talking for you." They'll be conducting a live transmission via Tractor on March 20th.

Opening reception • 6-10pm • March 4
Tractor • 328 NW Broadway #114 • charles@tractorpdx.com


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IGLOO presents Wrecking Crüe, a group exhibition that "owes no allegiance to systems or practicality, working in an interstitial state of half-made/half-undone...In terms of genre, this gathering of artists presents ideas at once related under the umbrella of constructed space, yet provide a variety of challenging perspectives. These artists conspire in a loose category of structural invention, whether found at the foot of a modernist monolith, or in an impossible world flirting with utopian sketchbooks." The show features work by Joshua Pavlacky, Salvatore Reda, Josh Smith, Jordan Tull, and PORTstar Jeff Jahn.

Opening reception • 6-10pm • March 4
IGLOO • 625 NW Everett #102 • iglooarts@gmail.com


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Brenda Mallory

Doppler presents Brenda Mallory's Constrain to Vertical. In this show, Mallory creates works inspired by stacks of UPS "end-of-day" barcodes. "Drawing from the minimalist paintings of Agnes Martin, Mallory utilizes vertical line on fabric. As she confines herself to work within strict linear parameters, Mallory's work moves outside of her norm of organic form."

Opening reception • 5:30-9pm • March 4
Doppler PDX • 625 NW Everett #109 • dopplerpdx@gmail.com


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PSU's Autzen Gallery presents Grip, Grasp, Grope, and Fondle by San Francisco-based artist Lucas Murgida. "Through performances and interventions, Lucas Murgida engages the public in a dialogue concerning their notions of service, perception, liberation, and derivations of power. To do this, the means by which he earns his living is employed as 'research' to inform his artistic practice. Lucas first finds employment in a particular area of interest and then constructs pieces that expose the embedded metaphors inherent to the jobs structure."

Gallery talk & artist reception • 4-7pm • March 4
Autzen Gallery @ PSU • 724 SW Harrison • 2nd Floor Neuberger Hall Room 205

Posted by Megan Driscoll on March 02, 2010 at 8:56 | Comments (1)


Comments

Don't forget to check out "Of Walking on Ice" at the U of O's White Box gallery in Chinatown.... good show with a lot of good artists. Same with Gallery 114's Distillation show curated by Michele Ross.

That Chambers show is pretty wild and beautifully hung. I also liked Marie Watt at PDX. Jordan Tull's sculpture just keeps getting more impressive. That thing in Wrecking Crue looks like something out of Zaha Hadid's sketchbook... the stuff that is too cool and impractical to make = awesome.

Posted by: Double J [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 4, 2010 09:28 AM

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