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Wednesday 09.04.13

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September 2013 ! First Thursday !

Memory of Line: Grids, Templates and Miniatures

D.E. MAY is a Salem based artist who has been working for forty-one years. He uses materials collected from "Island Salem" in his work. These discarded materials, weathered from time and the elements, desire nothing more than to evoke the feeling of his native land. In his upcoming exhibition, Memory of Line: Grids, Templates and Miniatures he will be exhibiting new templates, miniatures, and large-scale grids.

Memory of Line: Grids, Templates and Miniatures | D.E. MAY
September 3 - 28, 2013
First Thursday | September 5 | 6-8 PM
PDX Contemporary Art | 925 NW Flanders Street, Portland, OR 97209

Michael Lazarus, ON, 2012 acrylic paint, and found material on wood 29 x 31"

The paintings in Michael Lazarus' Recent Works are created from found materials, clean lines, graphic pattern, and intense color. Many include commercial signage and lettering reconfigured to create statements or questions. His work explores the dualities of human existence; "anxiety and joy, hardship and pleasure, darkness and light".

Recent Works | Michael Lazarus
September 5 - 21, 2013
First Thursday | September 5 | 6-8 PM
Elizabeth Leach Gallery | 417 N.W. 9th Avenue Portland, OR 97209

Eva Speer
Game #4, 2013
Cast resin, acrylic, latex paint
15x15 inches

Alone Together is the newest body of work by artist Eva Speer. Speer's work concerns "the contradictory forces of a majesty and rawness outside language and a helpless dependence on the world that has already tamed it". Using industrial materials and mechanical processes, Speer creates compelling works that blends organic and mechanical to fashion something from "the haze of the everyday".

Alone Together | Eva Speer
September 4 - 28, 2013
Charles A. Hartman Fine Art | 134 NW 8th Ave Portland, OR 97209

Buddy System Invitational

Curator Sven Davis invited 22 international artists to produce one artwork at 16x20 inches and one at 8x8 inches. Next, each of the participants invited a fellow artist to also produce two artworks of the same scale.

The work will be shown at Breeze Block Gallery in a grid arrangement with the invited artist and their buddy's work presented together.

And in gallery 2 ...
Chris Valkov is a precision oriented painter with a background in architectural hand drafting. He has begun turning these drawings into large paintings, while also adding elements of self-expression. "If Chris finds himself chasing precision better suited for a computer, he spontaneously loosens the grip allowing gestural elements offered by the free hand, brush, and paint to remind him he is making art while paying homage to graphic craftsmanship".

Buddy System Invitational | curated by Sven Davis
Schematical Sabbatical | Chris Valkov
September 5 - 28, 2013
First Thursday | September 5 | 6-10 PM
Breeze Block Gallery | 323 NW 6th Ave. Portland, OR 97209

Boldly going! by Merrick Monroe

For the past five years the Atomic Arts theater company has delighted audiences with "Trek in the Park", their interpretation of classic Star Trek episodes. It has become one of the city's most beloved summer past times.

"Five Year Mission" - A "Trek in the Park" Retrospective Exhibition showcases the evolution of Trek in the Park's set and prop design. "The exhibition includes set pieces by property masters Steven Schmucker and Mike Estes, costumes by Marge Rosko, promotional artwork by Alex Fernandez, and various props by Charlie Babbage, Geahk Burchill, and Benja Barker". For the opening reception, many of the cast and crew will be in attendance and in full costume.

"Five Year Mission" - A "Trek in the Park" Retrospective Exhibition | Atomic Arts
Throughout September on Thursdays ( 3-7 PM ), Saturdays ( 11 AM - 5 PM), & by appointment
First Thursday | September 5 | 6-10 PM
Sequential Art Gallery | 328 NW Broadway #113 Portland, OR 97209


In conjunction with PICA's TBA:13, the Feldman Gallery + Project Space presents a solo exhibition by A.L. Steiner.

A.L. Steiner uses "constructions of photography, video, installation, collage, collaboration, writing, performance, and curatorial work as seductive tropes channeled through the sensibility of an activated skeptical queer ecofeminist androgyne. This survey will take an expansive view of her projects across mediums and spanning her solo and collaborative projects".

Feelings and How to Destroy Them | A.L. Steiner
September 5 - October 26, 2013
Philip Feldman Gallery + Project Space | 1241 NW Johnson St. Portland, OR, 97209

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