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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Weekend Visual Art Picks

Posted by Matt Stangel on Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 6:09 PM

  • Augustine Kofie

Hey guys, aside from tonight's openings at Sequential Art and the Street Roots show at Albina Community Bank, there are a ton of visual art happenings this weekend. Here are some of them, broken up by day for your ease of use, and posted after the jump.


FrogFaith Media Group Gallery (1216 NW 21st Ave, 5 pm - ?), a new space in the Alphabet District, is featuring the work of Sienna Morris, and it sounds pretty interesting. Morris uses the numbers of the clock (1-12) to create pointillist renderings which comment on the fabric of time, asserting that it's all we really have, and all we're really made of.

Anka Gallery (325 NW 6th Ave, 5-10 pm) is hosting Speakeasy, featuring 100 paintings, poems, and writings by Chris Haberman and John Graeter. Portions of the show's proceeds are slated for donation to Write Around Portland.

Fontanelle Gallery (205 SW Pine St, 6-9 pm) is having a group photography exhibit, Queer Gaze. It's all images "of queer people by queer photographers" as the press release puts it, designed to offset "male gaze," or the overwhelmingly large body of photographic work created by heterosexual men.

Tribute Gallery (328 NW Broadway #117, 6-9 pm) is hosting Beyond the Rabbit Hole, in which artists Jerred Breeden, Ian Seniff, and Anna Solcaniova King explore a central theme of the unplanned experience.


Report (1101 E Burnside, 9 pm - 2 am) is showing the work of famed post-gaff abstract painter, Augustine Kofie, in A Progress Report, with music by Gwizski and King Tim 33.3.

Bamboo Grove (134 SE Taylor, 6-10 pm) is getting in on the Portland Art Museum's China Design Now, with Wan Hui, a one night only event. From the press release: "There will be open rounds of the ancient Chinese game Go, open Chinese character painting with brush and ink, samples of teas and herbal concoctions, demonstration talks about Qigong, Bagua, Group Acupuncture and the rounds of the collaborative poetry form called Renga... a live performance by The Slants at 9 pm."

Grass Hut (811 E Burnside, 6-10 pm) introduces the paintings of Mark Warren Jacques, with It's Out There— In Here. According the press release, one of the paintings sings, while viewers are invited "behind the paintings to investigate the artist inspired affection toward introspective life, outer-space, inner peace, and wonder."

Breeze Block (1847 E Burnside, Ste. C, 6-10 pm) with a group show entitled Group Hug, featuring the work of Portland and Bay Area artists Matthew Palladino, Jonathan Casella, PEZ, Isis Fisher, Maria Joan Dixon, Claudio Marchetti, and the show's guest curator, Brandon (who has a mysteriously absent last name).

Launch Pad (534 SE Oak St, 6 pm - 12 am) is having a two person show, Works in Mask, with masks created by Misha Capecchi and Jeff Betz.


Disjecta (8371 N. Interstate, doors at 7 pm, live auction at 8 pm) is hosting their 3rd Annual Art Auction: tons of art, music by DJ Chazz Madrigal, emceeing by AC Dickson and Eva Lake, and beer by Deschutes. There's also an exhibit of Jubelale bottle art, if that's your sort of thing. Tickets are $20.

Luke's Frame Shop (2707 SE Belmont St., 6-8 pm) is showcasing the work of photographer Andrea Nelson, in Field Guide.

There are bunches of other openings and art things going on this weekend— if I didn't mention an event that you think is worth checking out, please feel free to post about it in the comments below. Have a good weekend, everyone!

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