It is a hot one for the Portland art scene this First Thursday, here are what look to be the coolest shows (hint they all involve mandala-like symmetry):
Honour Mack,Emerging, oil and acrylic on canvas
Yale trained Honour Mack is the visiting artist for PNCA's Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies and her exhibition Resolving Chaos should be a good introduction to students and the art scene alike. Her work traffics in the fascination with spirituality
that some ascribe to the younger so-called millenial generation (it is sometimes true, as a gen-xer I reject the rule of stereotypes... for example I'm not cynical and it is obvious neither is Mack). It should be of interest to many Portland artists, though one has to ask, why would one want to resolve chaos if it is the natural state of flux for the universe?
Resolving Chaos | July 2 - August 8
511 NW Broadway
Nathaniel Thayer Moss's Incision at Hap Gallery marks his debut solo show in the Pearl District. Becausehis work challengs perception and draws on uber-geek/design source material, Moss was the first name I gave when this newish gallerist wanted some leads to check out. I've worked with him and he shows immense potential that doesn't really translate in photographs.
Incision | July 2 - August 1
Oprning Reception: July 2 6-8PM
916 NW Flanders
Duplex also brings the mandala heat with Habitat, "A giant video mandala conjured for your contemplation and iteration directed by Kello Goeller. An immersive experience that asks you to come, sit on moss pods, and enjoy the trance in this deep projected forest. Opening night features a live score by Biddy Thomas." Yeah, this sounds like another great bet... also another Precipice Funded project and a candidate artist for the long overdue psychedelic forest art show that none of the local institutions seem to have done yet.
Habitat | July 2015
Opening Reception: July 2, 6-9PM
219 NW Couch Street
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