Gabe Flores and Gary Wiseman are opening Place
in the Pioneer Square Mall this weekend. "Place
is a fluid space that is constantly in flux. There will be an ongoing flow of people and disciplines through Place
, which will play host to performances, installation, events and beyond...Transitional spaces allow us to imagine and think of what might come next even if we've been there before. Sometimes we make a transition and we want to be there for awhile because, like a city, it is always offering something familiar and new." Special guests for the opening reception include Avantika Bawa, Palma Corral, and Brennan Novak.
Opening reception • 2-6pm • June 19
• Former Pottery Barn in Pioneer Place Mall
"Demon" from the Marian P. Miller Collection, Portland Japanese Garden, photo by Jonathan Ley
For their ongoing Art in the Garden series, the Japanese Garden presents From Damsels to Demons: The Hidden Art of Netsuke Carving
. "...the exquisite miniature carvings known as netsuke were the essence of understated chic during the Edo period (1615-1868) in Japan...Carved with consummate artistry into a wide variety of imaginative shapes by master craftsmen, netsuke have much to tell us about the customs and folklore of traditional Japan. Worn partially concealed beneath the outer cloaks of the wearer, they served as good luck charms, as humorous personal mascots, or as treasured miniature works of art." Please note that the opening lecture is sold out, but there will be live carving demonstrations on June 19 & 20 from 1-3pm.
Garden exhibition • June 19 - July 5, 2010
Portland Japanese Garden
• 611 SW Kingston • The Pavilion
Anna Gray & Ryan Paulsen
Ongoing in PSU's New Video Gallery: Anna Gray & Ryan Paulsen presents A Limited Anthology of Edits
, their Contemporary Art Practice MFA thesis exhibition.
Films on view • June 16 - June 30, 2010
Closing reception • 6-8pm • June 26
New Video Gallery
• 2000 SW 5th Ave