Spring is in full effect and the weather is sublime, time to emerge from your homes and catch important shows to ponder. Dont miss them.
Bespoke Bodies at PNCA ends soon
I'd argue that art is an appendage and so is design. All of which should remind us that the Bespoke Bodies: The Design and Craft of Prosthetics show at PNCA is entering its last week and if you have not seen it, you must. A wide ranging show that goes from physical artificial limbs to more digital enhancements this show covers a huge amount of ground, from simple replacement and mimesis of typical human limbs to to enhancements undreamed of in science fiction this is an important exhibition for anyone curious about humanity, where it has been and where it is going.
Bespoke Bodies | February 15 - May 9th, 2018
First Thursday: May 3, 5:00-9:00PM
511 NW Broadway
Horatio Hung-Yan Law's DACA Lounge A Dream Sanctuary at Archer Gallery
The current plight to DACA "Dreamers" in today's political climate is a very real destablization of the lives of those who know nothing but their lives in the United States of America and DACA Lounge a Dream Sanctuary by Horatio Hung-Yan Law is a multimedia exhibition in collaboration with students and dreamers about their lives. The exhibition has been up for a while but was just completed today as part of Law's residency in collaboration with dreamers in the community. See it, it is one of the best multimedia exhibitions the area has seen recently.
DACA Lounge A Dream Sanctuary | April 10- May 5th
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Shape Shifters at Nine Gallery
Im a fan of new media and this small but satisfying roundup of artists who started off in metalsmithing/jewelry but now do funky material based sclupture is worth a look. Curated by Christine Clark it features; Heidi Schwegler, Courtney Kemp, Colin Kippen and Gina Rios. Kemp and Kippen are two of the most interesting new artists on the scene... look at the picture above.
Shape Shifter | May 3 - June 3
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 3, 6-9PM
Special Reception: Thursday, May 24, 5-8PM
Nine Gallery @ Blue Sky Gallery
122 NW 8th
Prosoography (2018) Matthew Dennison
Ive been keeping on Matthew Dennison for years but lately his odd figurative works of oblivious humans and wise animals have taken on a new poignancy and I am excited to see his latest show, Democracy. It is an ambitious title, fraught with all the hopes and fears of the moment... I suspect it may live up to the billing as each painting is a reaction to the day's news.
Democracy | May 1 - June 2
714 NW Davis
Recording, October/November, 2015 (detail)
Heather Watkins is debuting a new body of work made stitching while wiling away in waiting rooms. This has taken years and it is the best thing she's ever done. It feels like journaling through home ec... while processing Paul Klee's pedagogical sketchbook. Dont wait, the focused inward consideration alone gives it a kind of patient magnetism.
Waiting Room | May 2 - June 2
First Thursday Reception: March 3, 6-8PM
925 NW Flanders