ANN MAGNUSON, AND THE BONGWATER SONGBOOK

Ann Magnuson, and the Bongwater Songbook

A Special Performance For The Opening Of Steven Doughton's Delta

Exhibition Open:

Ann Magnuson and The Bongwater Songbook is a band and a performance art happening; a rare…

PICA at Hancock
Delta

Delta

Exhibition Open:

Delta will be closed on Wednesday, November 22, Thursday, November 23, Friday, November 24, Thursday, December…

PICA at Hancock

Doomtown

Exhibition Open:

Doomtown will be closed on Wednesday, November 22, Thursday, November 23, Friday, November 24, Thursday, December…

PICA at Hancock
Bunnybrains

Bunnybrains

Exhibition Open:

Part of Makeup on Empty Space, curated by Kristan Kennedy Co-presented with PNCA’s 511 Gallery &…

PNCA: 511 Gallery
Sacha Yanow

Sacha Yanow

Cherie Dre

Exhibition Open:

The Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, is proud to present Cherie Dre: New…

Reed College: Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery
Makeup on Empty Space. Photo by Emma Christ.

Makeup on Empty Space

TBA:16 Visual Art, Curated by Kristan Kennedy

Exhibition Open:

A NOTE FROM KRISTAN KENNEDY Here we are, on the cusp of a new space. It…

Various Locations
Drawing by Tetsuya Umeda

Tetsuya Umeda

See, Look at Observed what Watching is

Exhibition Open:

First Solo US Exhibition “Tetsuya Umeda’s installations are as much about the sounds as they are…

PICA at West End
The Lasting Concept

The Lasting Concept

Curated by Rob Halverson

Exhibition Open:

The Lasting Concept began as a conversation between Rob Halverson and curators Bob Nickas and Kristan…

PICA at West End
Moon

Pictures of the moon with teeth

TBA:15 Visual Art

Exhibition Open:

Pictures of the moon, is the holy spirit, is the tongue of fire, is the ghost…

2500 Sandy
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MPA

Nothing to You (Installation)

Exhibition Open:

Sound by M. Cay Castagnetto I do not believe that this performance will put people into…

Disjecta
Prince of Wales (Midpul), Body Marks (1999).

No Boundaries

Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Painting

Exhibition Open:

PICA is proud to be participating in a major national tour of Aboriginal contemporary Art. The…

PICA at the Mason Erhman Bldg. Annex
Wynne Greenwood

Wynne Greenwood

Stacy

Exhibition Open:

Stacy is curated by Stephanie Snyder and Wynne Greenwood. Opening reception: September 12, 4–8 p.m. at the Cooley. CULTURE-HEALING….

Reed College: Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery
Lisa Radon, Infinity Increaser

Lisa Radon

INFINITY INCREASER

Exhibition Open:

A charged site. Ways and means. “…various little ways of changing things.” Project Website: infinityincreaser.com…

PICA at West End
Emily Roysdon, Uncounted Futures

Emily Roysdon

Uncounted Futures

Exhibition Open:

The rhythm of a wave, a kaironic triangle, intuits another possible time.What goes unseen in time…

PICA at West End
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Jesse Sugarmann

We Build Excitement

Exhibition Open:

Dealership as monument. Jesse Sugarmann has been opening, and will continue to open, unsanctioned Pontiac dealerships…

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
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Aki Sasamoto

Skewed Lies

Exhibition Open:

PERFORMANCE IS A CRAFT and not a right, as some artists and related others would have…

714 NE Hancock
MSHR, Resonant Entity Modulator

MSHR

Resonant Entity Modulator

Exhibition Open:

MSHR presents a cybernetic system made up of hand-built analog synthesizers and digitally fabricated hieroglyphic sculptures….

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
Jennifer West, Flashlight Filmstrip Projections.

Jennifer West

Flashlight Filmstrip Projections - Performance

Exhibition Open:

Jennifer West launches the first of her new pre-post fragmented cinematic environments where viewers are invited…

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
TBA Visual Art, Curated by Kristan Kennedy.

As round as an apple, As deep as a cup

Visual Art at TBA:14

Exhibition Open:

As round as an apple, as deep as a cup is a group of projects, perhaps an…

Various Locations
Aki Sasamoto, Skewed Lies

Aki Sasamoto

Skewed Lies

Exhibition Open:

PERFORMANCE IS A CRAFT and not a right, as some artists and related others would have…

Jennifer West, Flashlight Filmstrip Projections.

Jennifer West

Flashlight Filmstrip Projections

Exhibition Open:

A sensuous filmmaker and a maverick in her use and interpretation of materials. — Charlotte Bonham-Carter, Art…

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
MSHR, Resonant Entity Modulator. Photo courtesy of the artist.

MSHR

Resonant Entity Modulator

Exhibition Open:

MSHR presents a cybernetic system made up of hand-built analog synthesizers and digitally fabricated hieroglyphic sculptures….

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
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ANDREA GEYER

Three Chants Modern

Exhibition Open:

“How can one consciously recognize ideology and politics as embedded within the organization of time itself?”…

PICA at West End

Anna Craycroft

C'mon Language

Exhibition Open:

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PICA at West End

New Arrangements

Ned Colclough & Michihiro Kosuge

Exhibition Open:

A pairing of sculptures by Brooklyn-based Ned Colclough and Portlander Michihiro Kosuge….

PICA at West End

Isabelle Cornaro

Exhibition Open:

A series sprayed wall paintings derived from 16mm films, recalling Impressionist landscapes and Modernist abstractions. Paired with several films from the artist’s oeuvre….

PICA at West End

Van Brummelen & De Haan

Monument to Another Man's Fatherland

Exhibition Open:

A multi-part project re-animating the contested Pergamon Museum frieze, highlighting the contemporary and historic power dynamics between Turkey and Germany….

Washington High School

Alex Cecchetti

Summer is Not the Prize of Winter

Exhibition Open:

A “relay performance” illustrated with found and adapted objects, handed off from the artist to subsequent performers like a game of telephone….

Washington High School

Morgan Ritter

Understanding Witches Now

Exhibition Open:

Ritter’s “charged objects”—whether a working fountain or a series of precarious sculptures—are formed from raw and rehydrated clay pulled directly from the Oregon earth….

PICA at West EndWashington High School

Erika Vogt

Field of Debris

Exhibition Open:

Cast forms suspended by pulleys from the gallery ceiling invite audience interaction, guided by Vogt’s enigmatic drawings….

Washington High School

End Things

Exhibition Open:

Featuring Alex Cecchetti, Isabelle Cornaro, Claudia Meza, Morgan Ritter, Van Brummelen & De Haan, and Erika Vogt….

Various Locations

Claudia Meza

Water

Exhibition Open:

An interactive sonic collage of recordings based on the sounds of water, which the audience can play as an instrument by manipulating the hanging casette players….

University of Oregon in Portland: White Box

Glen Fogel

My Apocalyptic Moment

Exhibition Open:

In his work, Glen Fogel expands personal and family experiences into an intimate portraiture at a heroic scale….

PICA at West End

Kate Gilmore

Sudden as a Massacre

Exhibition Open:

In a private performance for the camera, a quintet of women will tear apart an enormous cube comprised of more than 5,050 pounds of wet clay. …

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Patrick J. Rock

Oscar's Delirium Tremens

Exhibition Open:

A forced-air-inflated, pink elephant-shaped, viewer-interactive jumproom, reflecting the ecstasy and absurdity of the modern artist….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Anna Gray & Ryan Wilson Paulsen

Don’t Worry We’ll Fix It

Exhibition Open:

The Fix It office will both produce the publication September, a daily art historical broadside specially produced for TBA:11, and be an active space where the artists will work on site to correct, revise and compile errata from previous editions of the paper….

Washington High School

Occupation/Preoccupation

Songs in Wartime

Exhibition Open:

The United States has over 700 military bases on foreign soil in sovereign countries where we have no declaration of war. This project unites musicians, researchers and music-lovers to gather covers by American musicians of songs that originate from each of these places….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES

WARNING: FOR LAUGHTS -- NO REDEEMING SOCIAL VALUE

Exhibition Open:

We’d apologize, but that’s sort of our goal every time we do what we do—you know, create an empty vessel you can fill with your own nonsense. Go ahead, knock yourself out. Is that a joke? Uh, no, not
that I’m aware of. …

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor

Rite of Spring

Exhibition Open:

Each spring, Romanian children set mounds of white poplar fluff aflame in the street gutters. The sparks and small fires in the film suggest the numerous catalysts for social change around the world….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Whoop Dee Doo

Exhibition Open:

An all-ages, anything-goes variety show, Whoop Dee Doo enlists wildly diverse participants and collaborates with a wild range of performers—from science teachers and Celtic bagpipers to clogging troupes, drill teams and drag queens—all for an audience of wide-eyed children. …

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Cristina Lucas

Europleasure International LTD. TOUCH AND GO

Exhibition Open:

Lucas’ video makes a sly commentary on the diaspora of Western factories to the Third World, through an encounter with one such British company, Europleasure International LTD….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Halsey Rodman

Towards the Possibility of Existing in Three Places at Once

Exhibition Open:

Rodman’s installations use different forms of near-identical objects, creating a sense that despite their concrete physicality, something about them remains unresolved and unfixed. …

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Jesse Sugarmann

Lido (The Pride is Back)

Exhibition Open:

Positioning three Chrysler minivans atop 42 inflatable airbeds, Sugarmann creates a slow-motion wreck….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Claire Fontaine

U.S.A. (burnt/unburnt)

Exhibition Open:

Claire Fontaine is a Paris-based collective artist, founded in 2004. After lifting her name from a popular brand of school notebooks, Claire Fontaine declared herself a “readymade artist” and began to elaborate a version of neo-conceptual art that often looks like other people’s work….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Ohad Meromi

Rehearsal Sculpture, Act II: Consumption

Exhibition Open:

Meromi creates an architecture for action, in which visitors are invited to form their own troupe to interpret and perform scenes from his “Stage Exercises for Smokers and Non-Smokers.”…

THE WORKS at Washington High School

PNCA Presents: It’s All A Blur

Curated by Justin Hoover, SOMArts Cultural Center

Exhibition Open:

Three West Coast masters—Guillermo Gómez Peña, Dale Hoyt, and Tony Labat—who have pioneered an intellectual, multifaceted approach to identity and art as means for social justice in the post-Bush era….

PNCA: Feldman Gallery

Blue Sky Presents: Laura Poitras

O'Say Can You See

Exhibition Open:

Drawing upon images and sounds recorded in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, O’Say Can You See evokes the experience of disorientation and loss that continues to haunt the nation….

Blue Sky, Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

PNCA Presents: Disorientalism

Ready Mix

Exhibition Open:

Disorientalism’s preoccupation with junk culture translates into junk food, as Ready Mix stirs up the story of Aunt Jemima’s century-long makeover from “slave mammy” to “modern working mother.” …

PNCA: Project Space

Human Being

TBA On Sight

Exhibition Open:

A collection of installations, exhibitions, projections, and gatherings by visual artists….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Anissa Mack

My Heart Wants More

Exhibition Open:

In her residency, Mack will explore the unique cycles of ownership and memory that Portlanders have with their objects….

lumber room

The People’s Biennial

Curated by Harrell Fletcher and Jens Hoffmann

Exhibition Open:

In response to the growing exclusivity of the art world, the exhibit will show 25 artists from outside of mainstream art centers….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Ruby Sky Stiler

Inherited and Borrowed Types

Exhibition Open:

Stiler’s sculptural forms reference and reconstrust classical iconography from out of artist-constructed “rubble.”…

THE WORKS at Washington High School

John Smith

The Girl Chewing Gum, 1976

Exhibition Open:

A commanding voiceover appears to direct the action in a busy street, until the audience realizes that the director is fictional…

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Storm Tharp

High House

Exhibition Open:

The placement of things / The breeze from an open window / A clear day / A still life / The re-assurance of what is joyful….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Yemenwed

Episode 3 and Bedroom w TV and Woman Lays w Aide

Exhibition Open:

Taking queues from ritual, dance, cinema and video games, these two videos explore architecture and spiritual transcendence….

THE WORKS at Washington High School

Nina Katchadourian

Sorted Books

Exhibition Open:

After sifting through a library, the artist selects particular books, stacking them so their titles can be read in sequence….

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

COOL ART

Exhibition Open:

Cool Art unveils the first six editions from its ongoing poster project, curated by Rob Halverson….

Stand Up Comedy
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No Such Place

Visual Art at TBA:09

Exhibition Open:

A collection of installations, exhibitions, projections, and gatherings by visual artists, projects are (mostly) located at Washington High School….

THE WORKS at Washington High School
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The Butterfly Effect

A Visionary Gesture by Leslie B. Durst

Exhibition Open:

An exhibition of 120 works by ten Portland—both past and current—based artists….

Leftbank

Tony Tassett

Works 1993 – 2003

Exhibition Open:

Artist Tony Tasset Survey Exhibit Makes Portland Debut Tony Tassett: Works 1993 – 2003, a survey…

PICA Gallery (closed)

Kenny Scharf

New Sculpture

Exhibition Open:

PICA presents Kenny Scharf: New Sculpture, an exhibition of new work by New York artist Kenny…

1129 NW Johnson

Kenny Scharf

Multimundo 2000

Exhibition Open:

World-renowned pop-surrealist Kenny Scharf makes his first Portland appearance Wednesday, Sept. 8 to celebrate Multimundo 2000,…

Nordstrom: Downtown Portland

Francis Alÿs

le temps du sommeil and dog rose

Exhibition Open:

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art presents francis alÿs: le temps du sommeil* and dog rose, aug….

PNCA: Feldman Gallery

Minor Appliances

The Sculpture of Brian Addison Elliot

Exhibition Open:

Minor Appliances introduces the exceptional and singular vision of Northwest sculptor Brian Addison Elliot. Originally trained…

Lutz Tire Bldg. No. 2

Valeska Soares

Vanity

Exhibition Open:

“The fear is not of falling but the knowledge that you want to fall” —Lisa Yuskavage…

Lutz Tire Bldg. No. 2

Roland Brener

Discoveries in Digital Design

Exhibition Open:

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) presents Roland Brener: Discoveries in Digital Design, an exhibition…

Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis & Clark College

The Garden Show

PICA's Second Annual Anti-Auction Benefit Art Show

Exhibition Open:

As a follow up to the success of last year’s Tool Show, the Portland Institute for…

Lutz Tire Bldg. No. 2

Traversing Territory

Exhibition Open:

PICA is pleased to announce its collaboration with The Art Gym at Marylhurst College to present…

Marylhurst College: The Art Gym