If you really know the Portland art scene... you already know that the new season really starts in August (mostly in alt spaces and University galleries.) We know this place better than anyone else and here is what you shouldn't miss for September in the Pearl District.
Victor Maldonado's Doug Fir
It started a few years ago
but the arch affable, talented and very bright Victor Maldonado (yes he writes for us) has been revamping his work to outwardly question the visible/invisible aspects of the Mexican immigrant experience. Since gaining his citizenship last year he has finally given himself permission to go Mexi-Amercan Beuys on lilly white Portland Oregon by negating his skin and embracing ludicrous stereotypes (in a way that strangely isn't attention grabbing). He calls it Mad Mex for the way the Luchador masks grant freedom in the constriction they require... call it cultural camouflage. The gloves are off, the mask is on. Let's see what Maldonado can do?
Lucha | August 26 - September 27
First Thursday Reception: September 4 till 8:00PM
714 NW Davis
Liquid presents Kate Bingaman-Burt's rumination on, "What did you buy today?" An artist and illustrator Kate Bingaman-Burt asked that question and made 2,922 drawings over eight years. As an artist and designer of note this should be an avalanche of a show.
More, More, More: The Art of Kate Bingaman-Burt |September 1 - December 31 2014
Opening reception First Thursday, September 4, 6-9PM
910 NW Hoyt Street
Jenene Nagy's Pavillion
Onetime Portstar Jenene Nagy is making some gorgeous work these days and her latest, titled "Brilliant" mines the world of subtle values, shades and nuanced perceptions recalling the likes of Dorthea Rockburne
and Robert Irwin all on a works on paper format that has become increasingly distinct.
Brilliant | September 2 - 27
925 NW Flanders
Ryan Trecartin, CENTER JENNY (Still)
To celebrate their very welcome one year anniversary Upfor Contemporary will be screening numerous works by Ryan Trecartin
from the 2013 Venice Biennial. Trecartin is one of the art world's brightest young new media artists so you should avail yourself of this chance.
Ryan Trecartin | September 4 -27, 2014
Reception: September 4 6-9PM
929 NW Flanders
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