Tonight's the First Thursday artwalk on the west side, and there are a ton of openings. After the jump are details on a handful of shows I'm excited to check out, including The Autumn Society's Day of the Dead-themed show at Ground Kontrol (featuring painted Nintendo cartridges), Damien Gilley's site-specific experiment in non-Euclidean geometry and faux-data visualization at the Center for Architecture, and APAK's first solo show in Portland since 2006, on view at Grassy Knoll Gallery— plus more!
As always, feel free to use the comments to tell us what you're going to see.
As I mentioned above, there's a Day of the Dead-themed show at Ground Kontrol tonight, featuring Nintendo cartridges painted by 40 artists (curated by artist collective, The Autumn Society). The opening kicks off at 7 pm, and Ground Kontrol is located at 511 NW Couch.
Also mentioned above, Damien Gilley has a new installation at the Center for Architecture (403 NW 11th Ave), entitled Infradraft. It opens from 6-9 pm, and the press release describes the show in the following terms:
In Infradraft, Gilley presents drawings on paper and a site-specific wall drawing exploring non-Euclidean geometry and playful restructuring of the built environment. Utilizing the aesthetics of data visualization and simplified computer graphics, the works depict indeterminate environments that reference mapping strategies. The works challenge the rationality of the design process through the introduction of play, re-organization, and impossibility.
Husband and wife duo APAK (Aaron Piland and Ayumi Kajikawa Piland) are putting on Interplanetary Picnic, their first Portland solo show since 2006. The exhibit will feature new paintings, sculptures, and prints— and it's happening at Grassy Knoll Gallery (123 NW 2nd Ave, #206) from 6-9 pm.
Blakely Dadson and Jose Guinto's Passage opens tonight from 6-9 pm at Chambers@916 (916 NW Flanders), featuring paintings and sculpture that center around themes of travel and the transfer of ideas.
Lastly, Tribute Gallery is hosting Ahlan, a collection of photos taken by Sarah Farahat on a recent trip to Palestine and the West Bank. Accompanying the photos is "a hanging installation of the threatening leaflets dropped by the Israeli Defense Forces over Gaza." Tribute is located at 625 NW 6th, #102, and the opening runs from 6-9:30 pm.
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