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Tuesday 02.01.11

« 2011 Curatorial Roundup | Main | The Multiple Intelligences of Fluxus »

First Thursday Picks February 2011

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Kaye Donachie, "I Kissed The Moon and Cried"

PNCA presents Between my head and my hand, there is always the face of death, an exhibition exploring contemporary figurative painting curated by Kristan Kennedy of PICA. Read all about it in Amy Bernstein's PORT review of the exhibition. The show will be up through March 26, 2011.

Opening reception • 6pm • February 3
PNCA Feldman Gallery • 1241 NW Johnson • 503.226.4391


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The UO Portland White Box presents Collect Four: Scenes from Portland's Bleeding Edge. Curated by Jesse Hayward, the show features work by Matthew Green, Midori Hirose, Jason Traeger, and Ben Young.

First Thursday reception • 6-8pm • February 3
Opening reception • 6-8pm • February 5
White Box • White Stag building • 24 NW 1st


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Stacy Lynn Smith

Bullseye Gallery presents inFORM, featuring work by six recent graduates from art programs in Chicago, Canberra, and London: Avika Bhansali, Heike Brachlow, Joseph Harrington, Ruth Oliphant, Stacy Lynn Smith, and Abi Spring.

First Thursday • 5:30-8:30pm • February 3
Bullseye Gallery • 300 NW 13th • 503.227.0222


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Victoria Haven, "Northwest Field Recording A/B Mix, 2010 (detail)"

PDX Contemporary presents Victoria Haven's Hit the North (45° 52'N). The work emphasizes Haven's roots in the Pacific Northwest, and will be exhibited in 3 places: PDX, Greg Kucera in Seattle, and a book published for both shows. "From sketches of source material to a series of abstracted drawings and paintings, these works reflect on Haven's personal relationship to abstraction, rock music, and the great outdoors."

Opening reception • 6-8pm • February 3
PDX Contemporary • 925 NW Flanders • 503.222.0063


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Brent Ozaeta, "Traveling"

Chambers@916 presents Dallas-based artist Brent Ozaeta's Introverted Floating World. "Influenced directly by imagery found on Japanese Internet forums, Ozaeta's work combines drawing, painting, and printmaking to build fragmented landscapes that incorporate both graphic representation and abstraction." Full disclosure: This blogger works for Chambers@916.

Opening reception • 6-8:30pm • February 3
Chambers@916 • 916 NW Flanders • 503.227.9398


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Jason Traeger

PSU's Autzen Gallery presents New Perspectives in Cave Painting, new work by Jason Traeger. Traeger writes: "As often as I can, I enter my cave, put on my painting clothes and clogs and lock the door behind me. While the room warms up I start by looking. I look some more then I draw and write a little to focus the mind and psych myself up...This body of work is the result of a series of decisions and actions I have made in an attempt to express a visionary strategy of describing an extraordinary aspect of ordinary reality." The exhibition will be on view through February 25, 2011.

Opening reception • 5-8pm • February 3
Autzen Gallery • Second floor, PSU Neuberger Hall, Room 205 • 724 SW Harrison

While you're at PSU: Check out the Oregon Painting Society's now you c me now you don't / joker n the deck over at the Art Department Building Lobby space.

Posted by Megan Driscoll on February 01, 2011 at 14:10 | Comments (0)


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