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Tuesday 05.31.11

« artists wanted: young filmmakers & animal lovers | Main | PORT's 6th Anniversary »

First Thursday Picks June 2011

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Richard Barnes, "Smithsonian Ungulate"

Blue Sky presents Richard Barnes' Animal Logic, a series that "looks at museums as 'containers' of the celebrated and the forgotten, the odd and the everyday, and representative of the dreams and aspirations of the person, culture, or nation that assembled such collections...Barnes's several large-format prints on display at Blue Sky reveal the often unnatural side of some of the world's renowned natural history museums."

Opening reception • 6-9pm • June 2
Blue Sky Gallery • 122 NW 8th • 503.225.0210


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Hayley Barker, "Cathedral 2 (Black Swamp)"

Charles Hartman presents Hayley Barker's Cathedrals, a series of paintings "inspired by sites from Opal Whiteley's childhood diary and overlaid with the energy and inquisitiveness of Barker's personal landscape." The diary, published in 1920, is set in a rural logging community near Cottage Grove, Oregon, and includes references to self-styled "cathedrals" in nature that she routinely visits.

Opening reception • 6-9pm • June 2
Artist talk • 2pm • June 18
Charles Hartman Fine Art • 134 NW 8th • 503.287.3886


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Michael Brophy, "Memory Trip #53"

The Laura Russo Gallery presents Michael Brophy's Memory Trip, a series of 57 small gouache paintings that follow a four day trip Brophy made around eastern Oregon and back to Portland in 2006.

Opening reception • 5-8pm • June 2
Laura Russo Gallery • 805 NW 21st • 503.226.2754


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Vik Muniz, Pictures of Paper, "Back, after Dorothea Lange"

For their ongoing 30th anniversary programming, Elizabeth Leach presents Mise-en-Scène, a collection of works that "all employ traditional representational storytelling techniques in an attempt to gain some slight insight into humankind's shared internal life." Featured artists include Luke Butler, Noah Davis, Robert Hanson, Justine Kurland, Vik Muniz, John Sonsini, and Pamela Wilson-Ryckman.

Opening reception • 6-9pm • June 2
Elizabeth Leach Gallery • 417 NW 9th • 503.224.0521


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Linda Hutchins, "Right Side Sledge"

Pulliam Gallery presents Linda Hutchins' Back to Basics, a new series of drawings and photograms that "draws parallels between minimal/serial/conceptual art and the abstract learning exercises of 1960's primary school education."

Opening reception • 5-8pm • June 2
Pulliam Gallery • 929 NW Flanders • 503.228.6665


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Scott Patt

Grass Hut presents Scott Patt's GOOD LUCK. again., an exhibition of "coastal well wishes" based on his 2010 show GOOD LUCK in Portland, ME. "Luck has long been used to justify fortunes both good and bad, explain the unexplainable, accept that which is unchangeable and rationalize what is deserved. GOOD LUCK. again. reflects on 40 years of fortune & Scott's early years in Pennsylvania culminating in a succinctly modern & sharp personal symbology."

Opening reception • 6-9pm • June 2
Grass Hut • 20 NW 5th #101


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Samantha Wall (detail of thesis)

The PNCA MFA in Visual Studies thesis exhibition is also looking good in the Goldsmith Building. Graduating artists include Lindsay AuCoin, Ray Barrett, Eric Boucher, Kathryn Dunbar, Daniel Glendening, Gianna Goodrich, Bryson Hansen, Carl Klimt, Elizabeth Malaska, Ruta Perzynska, Tyler Stuart, Michael Welsh, and award-winning Samantha Wall.

First Thursday reception • 6-9pm • June 2
PNCA @ Goldsmith Building • 34 NW 5th


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PORTstar Arcy Douglass, "Untitled (1)"

PDX Contemporary presents oomph [ʊmf]: enthusiasm, vigor, or energy. sex appeal, a group show featuring work by Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen, James Lavadour, Joe Macca, Tad Savinar, Storm Tharp, Marie Watt, and fellow PORT blogger Arcy Douglass.

Opening reception • 5-8pm • June 2
PDX Contemporary 925 NW Flanders • 503.222.0063

Posted by Megan Driscoll on May 31, 2011 at 19:53 | Comments (0)


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