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Thursday 04.03.14

« 15 Years in Portland | Main | Reflecting Pool »

First Thursday Picks April 2014

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Eva Lake's Anonymous Woman #55

Eva Lake is another of those Portland stalwarts that really makes Portland what it is. She is from Oregon but has put in her time in New York, London and San Francisco etc. To a certain degree (like all artists and in particular female ones) she was taken for granted but when her fantastic collages of women were debuted that all changed and she started to get a following in New York and Switzerland. I was the first to point out how good this work was and it is exciting to finally see another of her shows in Portland. This series focuses not on Hollywood Starlets of the Target Series but on those anonymous faces that seem to be perpetuated in the media. It is the way she amplifies anonymity that she gives the work an even stronger surrealist charge.

Anonymous Women | April 3- 26
Augen Gallery
716 N.W. Davis
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Being Blackfish Celebrates 35 Years

This April marks the Blackfish Gallery's 35th anniversary of its inception and the collective celebrates with an exhibition of the 30 current members titled Being Blackfish. Commercial galleries present a certain type of art but collectives like Blackfish have a different kind of mix that isn't defined by more commercial parameters. This is essential

Being Blackfish | April 1-26
Opening Reception April 3, 6-9PM
Blackfish Gallery
420 NW 9th Ave.



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At PORT we are partial with the occasional tango with Mies van der Rohe so the latest exhibition at the Steven Goldman Gallery titled, Attempts at Breaking into the Glass House gets our attention. Created by Norah Wendl and Laurence Sarrazin it will include photography, sculpture, and poetry inspired by Edith Farnsworth, the occupant of Mies' famous Farnsworth house.

Wendl will physically interact with the projections and the poems are from Edith Farnsworth's personal collection. Wendl has edited and revisited these poems. The sculptures are by both Wendl and Sarrazin who explore the fetishization of this design masterpiece from the Modernist era.

Attempts at breaking into the Glass House | April 3 - April 28
Opening Reception: April 3rd, 6pm
Artist Talk: April 10th, 7pm
Steven Goldman Gallery, Art institute of Portland
1122 NW Davis


Posted by Jeff Jahn on April 03, 2014 at 11:46 | Comments (0)


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