December Arts: Russo Lee, Waterstone host member shows
The Tribune will highlight some gallery openings and other arts happenings each month, coinciding with First Thursday (Dec. 1). Galleries have reopened, but they may have limited hours and/or online presentations and visitor restrictions. Please check individual websites for info.
• Reminders: 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: www.ojmche.org. …
Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave., is playing 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: www.portlandartmuseum.org. …
Ann Hamilton's second solo exhibition, "Sense," installation and works on paper, shows at Elizabeth Leach Gallery, 417 N.W. Ninth Ave., through Dec. 30. It's 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: www.elizabethleach.com. …
"I gently place my brain in cold rice," showing through 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: www.oregoncontemporary.org.
• Waterstone Gallery, 124 N.W. Ninth Ave., celebrates 30 years of creating, collaboration and community in the Pearl District, and its 30th Anniversary Show features gallery artists, through Jan. 29, 2023.
Says promotions: "Our longevity is a testament to our commitment to showing well-crafted and thoughtful work, our strong collaborative work ethic and our desire for community connection. Our 30th anniversary show captures all of what Waterstone Gallery is — resilient, colorful, inventive, hopeful, spirited, welcoming — and we hope you will join us in honoring 30 years of Waterstone Gallery."
For more: www.waterstonegallery.com.
Participating gallery artists are Stephen Adams, Ruth Armitage, Shannon Carlson, Michael de Forest, Mini Giri, Susan Harrington, Dave Haslett, Sabina Haque, Micah Kassell, Barbara Mason, Sue-Del McCulloch, Lisa Onstad, Angelita Surmon, Greg Wilbur, and Nancy Wilkins.
• The Holiday Group Show at Russo Lee Gallery, 805 N.W. 21st Ave., showing through Dec. 23, features recent work by gallery artists, and they range in subject matter and encompass mediums that include painting, sculpture and works on paper.
For more: www.russoleegallery.com.
The artists include:
Michael Brophy, Glenn Clevenger, Tom Fawkes, Gabe Fernandez, Julian Gaines, Dan Gluibizzi, Roll Hardy, Lisa Jarrett, Fay Jones, Mary Josephson, Connie Keiner, Betty Merken, Michael Paul Miller, Whitney Nye, Geoffrey Pagen, Lucinda Parker, J.D. Perkin, René Rickabaugh, Eric Stotik, Margot Voorhies Thompson, Samantha Wall, Audrey Tulimiero Welch, Gina Wilson, Sherrie Wolf, and Ko Kirk Yamahira.
• For information on galleries: Portland Art Dealers Association, www.padaoregon.org.
— Jason Vondersmith
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