August 31, 2006 - Portland Art Focus - The World is Coming to Portland. You Should Too.
August 31, 2006

The World is Coming to Portland. You Should Too.

Anna Fidler, Correspondences (Bolete Aura), 2006, Paper, pastel, pencil and acrylic collage, 64 x 38 x 1 inches.On view at the 2006 Oregon Biennial at the Portland Art Museum. Courtesy of the Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, Oregon. Photo: Anita Bunn

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Portland Art Museum
2006 Oregon Biennial
On view through October 8, 2006

Come discover Oregons most dynamic artists, wildly varied in their mediums and aesthetics, through this juried exhibition of contemporary painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and video. The 2006 Oregon Biennial is curated by Jennifer Gately, and shows work by 34 artists out of 760 submitted entries. The centerpiece of four concurrent contemporary art exhibitionsfeaturing sculpture by Roy McMakin, video/puppet show work by Pierre Huyghe, and the prints of Mahaffey editionsthe Biennial celebrates Oregons thriving art community of emerging and established artists.

Begun in 1949 as an annual exhibition, the now-much-broader Oregon Biennial unfolds against the Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art, allowing the Museum to continuously present a timeline of modern art, and celebrate new work by Oregon artists.

Tours, gallery talks, and family artmaking opportunities with Biennial artists available.

Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery
Reed College Sutapa Biswas: Birdsong
August 29 – October 8

The film installations of British East-Indian artist Sutapa Biswas are dreamy, metaphorical journeys that re-imagine culture and family through diverse time periods and works of art. Literary, fantastical and sumptuously visual.

Hoffman Gallery
Oregon College of Art & Craft
Lisa Conway
Through September 3

Inspired by the human body and the natural world of insects, flowers, fruit, plants and shells, Conway addresses sexual relationships, the expression of identity, and humans’ responses to one another.

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
2006 Time-Based Art Festival
September 7 – 17

A contemporary art festival of more than 250 regional, national and international artists presenting theatre, dance, music, film, visual exhibition and installation. Join us for moments of movement and imagery throughout Portland, Oregon.

Contemporary Crafts Museum & Gallery New Embroidery: Not Your Grandma’s Doily
September 22 – November 12

An examination of the resurgence of handcraft traditions, surveying three decades of embroidery by 21 artists. Includes work by Hildur Bjarnadóttir, Louis Bourgeois, Lou Cabeen, Orly Cogan, Wendy Huhn, China Marks, Darrel Morris, Andrea Vander Kooij and Anne Wilson.

The Affair at the Jupiter Hotel
September 29 October 1

Forty rooms of contemporary art; adventurous and thoughtful dealers, curators, collectors and artists meet for an intimate art fair. Special exhibitions, tours of local collections, discussions and parties animate this immersive art weekend.

Disjecta / 230 East Burnside Maryhill Double
Through October 1

This summer, a new Maryhill Museum will rise in the Gorge. Artists Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo, funded by Creative Capital, have assembled a full-scale architectural double of the Maryhill Museum of Art made entirely out of scaffolding and construction netting. Witness the spectacle. Sunday bus tours.

Feldman Gallery
Pacific Northwest College of Art Illegal Art
Through October 21
1st Thursday Opening: September 7, 6-9 p.m.

A traveling exhibit on the plight of visual artists, filmmakers, and musicians like Heidi Cody, Todd Haynes, David Byrne and Danielle Spencer who’ve encountered legal problems over copyright.

Portland Art Dealers Association (PADA) Portland Art Dealers Association (PADA)
Portland Art Dealers Association (PADA) includes the state’s foremost contemporary art galleries committed to the highest standards of representation. One will find the region’s leading artists exhibited alongside renowned national and international artists. PADA hosts city-wide public receptions on the first Thursday evening of every month.

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