November Arts: Saddle up with Black rodeo photos in Bend exhibit
The Tribune will highlight some gallery openings and other arts happenings each month, coinciding with First Thursday (Nov. 3). Galleries have reopened, but they may have limited hours and/or online presentations and visitor restrictions. Please check individual websites for info.
• Reminder: The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, 724 N.W. Davis St., shows "Die Plage," a large-scale photomontage focused on Germany from Weimer through World War II by Harley Gaber. It shows through Jan. 29, 2023.
For more: ojmche.org.
Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave., plays host to two Native American artist exhibitions, "Dakota Modern: The Art of Oscar Howe" (through May 14, 2023), and "Jeffrey Gibson: They Come From Fire" (through Feb. 26, 2023).
For more: portlandartmuseum.org.
• Two things in Oregon to, perhaps, consider attending via road trip:
The Cannon Beach Chamber's 35th Annual Stormy Arts Festival takes place Nov. 4-6.
For more: visitcannonbeach.org.
The High Desert Museum in Bend presents "In the Arena: Photographs from America's Only Touring Black Rodeo," opening Nov. 19. It features the images of Gabriela Hasbun, who spent more than a decade photographing the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo.
For more: highdesertmuseum.org.
• "Will Rawls: Amphigory," showing at Adams and Ollman, 418 N.W. Eighth Ave., through Dec. 3, builds on Rawls' long-standing interests in the politics of movement and language with a large-scale, multi-panel installation of prints on paper and a sculpture.
For more: adamsandollman.com.
• Waterstone Gallery, 124 N.W. Ninth Ave., presents "What Remains" mixed media by Mini Giri, who uses her South Asian heritage as her touchstone. It shows through Nov. 27.
For more: waterstonegallery.com.
• Blue Sky Gallery, 122 N.W. Eighth Ave., presents photo exhibitions by Jordanna Kalman and Lee Materazzi, Nov. 3-Dec. 10. Kalman's "Jordanna and the Masters of Photography" investigates intimate layers of womanhood and identity in an often male-dominated art form. Materrazzi's "pushed in" activates the body as a site for untamed reclamation.
For more: blueskygallery.org.
• PDX Contemporary Art, 1825 N.W. Vaughn St., presents Marie Watt's "A Shared Horizon (Western Door)," which has a 26-foot long neon sculpture as its centerpiece and consists of groupings of double words which relate to West and Northwest. It shows Nov. 3-Dec. 3. Watt lives in Portland and is an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians.
For more: pdxcontemporaryart.com.
• Russo Lee Gallery, 805 N.W. 21st Ave., features the work of abstract painter G. Lewis Clevenger, whose "It's Just My Nature" brings back memories of the places the artist has visited. It shows Nov. 3-Nov. 26.
For more: www.russoleegallery.com.
• Ann Hamilton's second solo exhibition, "Sense," installation and works on paper, shows at Elizabeth Leach Gallery, 417 N.W. Ninth Ave., Nov. 4-Dec. 30. It is new work in conjunction with the release of her book "Sense," and continues her affinity for human and nonhuman touch, as with leaves and stones.
For more: elizabethleach.com.
• "I gently place my brain in cold rice," showing Nov. 4-Jan. 8, is the first exhibition in the eight-artist Home School's curatorial residency at Oregon Contemporary, 8371 N. Interstate Ave. It's works of sculpture, video, photography, and writing that orbit ideas around the tactile, textile, virtual and ritual.
For more: oregoncontemporary.org.
• For information on galleries: Portland Art Dealers Association, padaoregon.org.
— Jason Vondersmith
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