Portland has a lot of very good shows up right now including Luc Tuymans at PNCA but we at PORT are really picky and these are your very best bets for something new,exciting and interesting in Portland's art scene tonight:
Three Chants Modern at PICA
We just reviewed PICA's Andrea Guyer show Three Chants Modern
, which opened recently. It is an internationally important exhibition delving into the way we value the contributions of women in the visual arts. It is a must see and PICA (which normally doesn't have 1st Thursday hours will be open from 6-8 tonight. It's the best show PICA has done since 2003 and the US premier of a crucial work.
Andrea Geyer: Three Chants Modern | April 19 - June 21, 2014
First Thursday Hours: May 1, 6:00 - 8:00PM
415 SW 10th Ave, Suite 300
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 11:00 - 6:00PM | Saturday 11:00 - 4:00PM
Wesley Peterson at PSU's Autzen Gallery
Also in the Southwest are several PSU MFA openings
. There are generally some of the better thesis shows in the city and checking them out puts you way ahead on what is really going on in Contemporary art in Portland.
Opening Receptions for all 3 (in respective galleries): May 1, 4-6PM
Exhibitions: April 28 - May 9, 2014
Wesley Petersen - TOIL - Autzen Gallery
Kathryn Yancey – Like One Each Another - AB Lobby Gallery
Kaila Farrell-Smith - S? aa Mak’s - MK Gallery
PSU MFA Graduate Project Shows
May also happens to be Portland Fashion Month and Christine Taylor has culled together an exciting group of Portland photographers for Notions of Beauty: NW Fashion Photography Now
. Featuring a pretty comprehensive sample of fashion photogs: Holly Andres, Megumi Shauna Arai, Rafael Astorga, Lindsey Avenetti, Julia Barbee, Willyum Beck, April Brimer, Hannah Piper Burns, Theresa Crim, Brendan Coughlin, Carmen Daneshmandi, Ashley Helvey, Dane Kyckelhahn, Bryan Kyckelhahn, Evie McShane, Sara Moskovitz, Jason Parker, JD White, Elizabeth Rudge, Charlie Schuck, Strath Shepard, Emily Smith, Robin Stein, Cara Swift, Christine Taylor, BriAnne Wills, Hana Ryan Wilson.
Notions of Beauty: NW Fashion Photography Now | May 1 - June 1
Opening Reception: May 1, 6-8PM
Steven Goldman Gallery, Art institute of Portland
1122 NW Davis