Nicolás Colón, "High Tide"
Cast your nets wide for 12128 boatspace, Portland's only sea-worthy vessel of art. San Francisco artist Nicolás Colón dreams hard in Paradise (untitled)
, "a utopian future where the language of form has become universal."
Opening reception • 7-10pm • October 7
• 12900 NW Marina Way • see their website for directions
photograph by Jim Lommasson
Launch Pad presents What We Carried: Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization
. The exhibition, conceived by photographer Jim Lommasson, documents the personal items and stories of Iraqi refugees who have fled to Oregon since 1990. "The journey may take months, sometime even years, and includes refugee camps, piles of documents and possibly a few bribes." Painters Farook Hassan and Samir Khurshid will also show work.
Opening reception • 6pm-12am • October 7
Launch Pad Gallery
• 534 SE Oak • 503.427.8704
Nationale presents Mother My Son
, a suite of photographs by Jake Arcularius and John Voves. The landscapes "operate simultaneously as both records and elusive narratives of the artists' travels."
Opening reception • 6-9pm • October 7
• 811 E Burnside, Ste 112 • 503.477.9786
Jon Dean, "Untitled 1"
Black Box presents Narrative
, twenty photographs from around the world. Holly Andres curates.
Opening reception • 5-8:30pm • October 7
Black Box Gallery
• 811 E Burnside, Ste 212 • 503.407.5337
Malia Jensen, "Sock Fight," 2011
'89 alum Malia Jensen delivers the 2011 homecoming address at PNCA tonight. Known for wry depictions of the animal world, Jensen is based in NYC and currently on view at Hoffman Gallery (she's a 2002 Bonnie Bronson Fellow).
Lecture • 6-7pm • October 7
• 1241 NW Johnson • 503.226.4391