Appendix Project Space presents Swimming
, a selection of sculpture, hand-made booklets and photographic prints by Geoffrey KixMiller. His work contemplates "the unstable recipe of pattern, absurdity and expressiveness" in found objects and chance compositions.
Opening reception • 7pm • October 27
• south alley between 26th & 27th, off NE Alberta
David Eckard, "Ardent Tier (steam)," 2010
Art Gym presents a conversation with David Eckard. If you haven't seen his midcareer survey, David Eckard: Deployment
, run along little doggie! Through December 11.
Artist talk • noon • October 27
Marylhurst Art Gym
• 17600 Pacific Highway, Marylhurst, OR • 503.699.6243
Jamie Isenstein, "Arm Chair," 2006
In conjunction with MUSEION
, Cooley Gallery presents an artist talk and performance by '98 Reedie Jamie Isenstein.
Artist talk • 7pm • October 27
Reed College Cooley Gallery
• Vollum Lounge • 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd
Utagawa Kunisada, "Young woman surrounded by the text of a libretto," c. 1832
PAM presents Celebrating Luxury: Still Life in Surimono Prints
. Lecturer John T. Carpenter is a foremost authority on surimono (privately published prints) and just happens to be Curator of Japanese Art at the Met. He'll discuss the "special qualities of still-life imagery in surimono as a window onto traditional Japanese culture."
Lecture • 6-7pm • October 27
Portland Art Museum
• Whitsell Auditorium • 1219 SW Park • 503.226.2811
Laurel Nakadate, "Exorcism in January," 2009
PNCA presents a lecture by Laurel Nakadate. A photographer, video artist and filmmaker, "her intensely personal and carefully staged projects mix voyeurism, comedy, awkwardness and no small degree of raunch."
Lecture • 6:30-8:30pm • October 27
• 1241 NW Johnson • 503.226.4391