Video still: Dance by Type A (Adam Ames & Andrew Bordwin)
Possibly the first promising group show of the summer is PLACE's "Let's Get Physical," where all of the artists assay the kinesthetic aesthetic.
Featuring Rachel Ellison (Chicago), David Horvitz (NY), Lilly McElroy (LA), Elaine Miller (Chicago), Heidi Schwegler (PDX) and Type A (NY), all of these artists, "address and utilize the physical self, movement and action as an integral instrument and method in their visual works. They ask-- how does the body adapt, protect, resist, control or relinquish control, react and express in a self-designed and self-enclosed performance or action."
Curated by Mariana Tres (2006 Oregon Biennial and one of Portland's brightest artists); you should check this out.
LET'S GET PHYSICAL
Opening Reception | June 16th | 5-8 PM
PLACE | 700 SW 5th Ave | Pioneer Place Mall, Atrium, 3rd floor
Saul Steinberg @ YU
As if you weren't already holding your breath in waiting, YU will premiere their "first" exhibition this Saturday with the work of Saul Steinberg. Magazines laden with his illustrations will be splayed out on tables blanketing the oversized and well-lit upstairs hall. YU says that Steinberg "disliked being called an artist, since it called to his mind the salon- swindle of 'exciting' objects and collectors' manias. 'All of those drawings, whimpering at night in the wrong houses,' was his dry description of the consequences of selling pictures to collectors, rather than to publishers." A reliable source let me know that there will be fancy, free cocktails.
Saul Steinberg | Opening Reception
June 16th | 6-10 PM
YU | 800 SE 10th Avenue
Ellsworth Kelly at PAM
Ellsworth Kelly's show of prints opens to the public tomorrow at the Portland Art Museum. "Kelly's visual vocabulary is drawn from observations of the world around him—shapes and silhouettes found in plants, architecture, shadows on a wall—and has developed from his interest in the space between places and objects and between his work and its viewer."
Ellsworth Kelly | Prints
June 16th - September 16th
Portland Art Museum | 1219 SW Park Avenue
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