Ethan Rose at PDX
A great deal of sound art becomes gimicky quickly but what I like about Ethan Rose's latest "Entwined" is the way he uses sound waves to create visible waveforms. There is a lot of promise in such an honest approach and soundwaves are incredibly interesting visually.
Entwined: a sound installation | June 2-27
925 NW Flanders
Gordon Parks, Department Store
, Mobile Alabama (1956)
Gordon Parks is a legend in both photography and the history of civil rights. Sometimes Art simply is History. This is one of those confluences and Portland is lucky to have this show at Blue Sky. I think the press release says it all:
"In September 1956, LIFE magazine published a series of 26 color photographs by Gordon Parks that documented aspects of everyday life for the Thorntons, an African-American family, in and around Mobile, Alabama during Jim Crow segregation. The photo-essay, 'The Restraints: Open and Hidden,' contained only a fraction of the countless images that Parks shot during this time, but until the fortuitous discovery of 70 additional color transparencies in 2011, the bulk of the photographs taken for this assignment were thought to be lost. Throughout the month of June, Blue Sky will show a limited-edition portfolio of twelve of these rarely-seen color images, reprinted and loaned by the Gordon Parks Foundation for this special exhibition."
Gordon Parks | June 3 - 28
122 NW 8th
Christine Wong Yap
New York artist Christine Wong Yap explores tensioned and loading psychological states through her work at the Portland Pataphysical Society. Which is quickly becoming the new anchor for the resurgent Everett Station Lofts... a resurgent artist's haven as rents rise in other parts of Portland. From 2001-2005ish the ESL's were the alternative space hotspot in Portland but it took PNCA's move to the 511 building
to re-infuse the location with centralized artist hub cache.
'The Eve of...' | June 4 - July 18
Opening Reception: June 4, 6 - 8PM
Portland Pataphysical Society
625 NW Everett St, #104
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