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Tuesday 05.03.11

« TBA Visual Arts 2011 | Main | First Weekend Picks May 2011 »

First Thursday Picks May 2011

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Johannes Girardoni, "Exposed Icon #23"

PDX Contemporary presents Light Matters, sculpture and installation by Austrian-born artist Johannes Girardoni. "Girardoni's works are reductive investigations at the intersection of sculpture and painting, through which he explores the continuously shifting relationship between reality and image. His material vocabulary - found wood, plywood, wax, pigment, light, enamel and plexiglass - and its physical constellation become both the carrier of an explicitly painterly event and the foundation of an immaterial phenomenon."

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


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Tom Cramer, "Round Barn, Harney County, Eastern Oregon"

Laura Russo presents Oregon Landmarks, new paintings and painted wood carvings by Tom Cramer. "A native Oregonian, Cramer is deeply familiar with many of the iconic places that mark the state’s landscape. For this show, he explored these places on parallel tracks, in the media of both oil on canvas and meticulously carved, metal leafed, and painted wood panels. The results are compelling reinterpretations of familiar places into a visual language distinctly of Tom's making."

Opening reception • 5-8pm • May 5
Laura Russo Gallery • 805 NW 21st • 503.226.2754


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Robert Yoder, "Untitled (Fetish)"

Froelick presents Cover You and Smother You, new collages and oil paintings by Robert Yoder that "investigate issues of fantasy, desire, and what it means to physically/emotionally connect or detach."

Opening reception • 5-8pm • May 5
Froelick Gallery • 714 NW Davis • 503.222.1142


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Chris Johanson, "I am glad that I went to the center"

Augen presents A Decade of Prints, a retrospective of California/Portland artist Chris Johanson. "Johanson has come to be known for his pungent commentary on the human, social condition, made through impromptu combinations of figural, textual, and abstract referents in paintings, drawings, and prints. His style is less than seamless but wholly organic. The process and rough-edged physicality of his work, by its very lack of polish, unwittingly reveals the rawness of the artist's prickly reflections." The show will include original editioned etchings and screenprints.

Opening reception • 5:30-8:30pm • May 5
Augen Gallery DeSoto • 716 NW Davis • 503.546.5056

Posted by Megan Driscoll on May 03, 2011 at 12:30 | Comments (0)


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