Monday, August 13, 2018

Grace Weston at Nine Gallery

A beautifully displayed and conceptualized exhibit that makes you want to drive to the next nearby ocean

“Escaping Gravity” is an immersive, photo-based, mixed-media installation about loss, liberation, and water.
Grace Weston is a Portland-based artist best known for her miniature staged photography addressing the questions and contradictions of being human. “Escaping Gravity” is Grace’s first large-scale installation.

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Willie Little at Froelick Gallery

This is an amazing poignant visually inspiring exhibit that bridges social political commentary with vison and craftsmanship

Kinfolks, Nodder Doll/Living Doll

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L McDonald at Basic Space gallery

Always a fun art opening at Basic Space where the local artists mix and mingle with collectors

featured artist

Emergence : L McDonald

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Michael Abramson at Blue Sky Gallery, Portland

Night and light seem to get together to set the mood for human connections escaping the daily routines for a few hours of glory

Light: On the South Side is a selection of vintage gelatin silver prints taken by the late American photographer Michael Abramson. These dynamic black-and-white photographs taken in the mid-1970s showcase Black nightclubs throughout Chicago’s South Side, where, as a white photographer, Abramson was an anomaly

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Kris Hargis at Froelick Gallery

This is a serious show a seriously beautiful one for that matter

'A Michigan Winter' represents the process of trying to understand a grief and how it can morph into some of your own, for the same, yet different reasons. These works are about holding space and light, compassion, love, frustration, vulnerability, and also self care. Making these drawings has helped me to understand better and gives me hope to continue on down this path by shedding light on the unknown.
Kris Hargis, 2018

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