The Reader @ White Box
The artist and graffiti writer known as The Reader, acclaimed for his work outdoors moves into the White Box for the exhibition Affective Duplication. Here "The Reader employs painting, screen-printing, collage, and sculpture in varied combinations; a new video work will be debuted; architectural elements will interrupt the space allowing viewers to become more intimate with smaller works within a larger site-specific installation." This follows an exhibition earlier this year of The Reader's work at Ditch Projects in Eugene.
Affective Duplications | The Reader
Opening Reception | December 6th | 6-9PM
White Box | The White Stag building | 24 NW 1st Ave
Binary Lore @ Feldman Gallery
"For Binary Lore, Feldman Gallery curator Mack McFarland and Shannon Stratton, curator and director of Threewalls, have collectively selected two artists [sic] from their respective cities for the dual exhibitions." Those in Portland are likely familiar with Brenna Murphy from her work as one half of MSHR and as part of Oregon Painting Society. Edie Fake, on the other hand, is known in Chicago and elsewhere for his illustration work that makes light of the challenges facing queer culture. "Together Edie Fake and Brenna Murphy present two multi-faceted approaches and distribution methods to unpacking our definition-dodging time. In addition to a display of his own work Edie Fake will bring to PNCA a selection of comics from Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE), which Fake co-organized in June 2012." If you're in Chicago, check out the show at Threewalls in June of 2013.
Binary Lore | Brenna Murphy (performing with Birch Cooper!) & Edie Fake
December 6th | 6-9 PM
The Feldman Gallery | PNCA| 1241 NW Johnson St.
All the Art that Fits from a previous year
The year is coming to a close and it's time again for the annual City and County employee exhibition in the lobby of the Portland Building. "This 'salon style' exhibition, open to all current City or County employees, is a yearly favorite and is anxiously awaited by regular visitors to the Portland Building. All types of creative work are represented in the unique show, from quirky to thoughtful, from elegant and beautiful to amusingly odd." This non-juried show is a collection of submitted original works by current employees of the City and County.
All the Art that Fits | City and County employee exhibition
December 4th, 2012 – January 8th 2013
The Portland Building lobby | 1120 SW 5th Avenue
Chemical Landscapes at Multiplex
Multiplex is the newest quality addition to the Everett Station Lofts complex. As per the parlance of young urban arts establishments, they're careful to keep hush hush about the aesthetic aspects of their upcoming exhibition. They do, however, hint at scientific metaphors, "a chemical reaction is a process that leads to the transformation of one set of chemical substances to another. it is the idea that nothing ever disappears it just changes components morphing forever into something new."
Chemical Landscapes | Sylvana D'Angelo
Opening Reception | December 6th | 6 PM
Multiplex | 625 NW Everett St. #101
Afghan soldier warming his henna stained hands on the front lines, Zhari District, Kandahar, Afghanistan, 2007, Pigment print, 24" X 30", Image courtesy of Louie Palu
Louie Palu is a photojournalist who has been documenting the war in Afghanistan since 2006. In his exhibition at Blue Sky, he steps away from a tableau documentary style and sources the desperation at the heart of the conflict in the portraits of its young soldiers. "Garmsir Marines is a series of portraits made when Palu turned his camera away from the conflict and on to the faces of the young men living in what he considered the worst troop conditions he had seen during his five years of covering the war. They were taken in the final month of the unit’s operation in Afghanistan. Palu spent a great deal of time getting to know them individually, joining them on patrol as they fought with insurgencies, and later photographing them in an empty bunker."
Louie Palu | The Fighting Season
Opening Reception | December 6th | 6-9 PM
Blue Sky | 122 NW 8th Avenue
See and hear MSHR perform tonight at 8pm. Edie Fake also in attendance all the way from Chicago!