Pamplin Media Group – April Arts: The works of the mysterious Banksy arrive in Portland


Don’t forget that it’s not too late to discover “Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican modernism”

La Tribune will highlight select gallery openings and other art events during the first edition of each month, coinciding with the first Thursday (April 7). Galleries have reopened, but they may have limited hours and/or online presentations and visiting restrictions. Please see individual websites for more information.

• Reminders: The Oregon Jewish Museum and Holocaust Education Center at 724 NW Davis St. presents “To Bear Witness — Extraordinary Lives” until May 15th. This is a multimedia exhibit centered on the lives of 14 refugees who have rebuilt their lives in Oregon.

For more information: www.ojmche.org. …

Portland State University’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art presents “To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults,” through April 30. This is a collaboration between photographer Jess T. Dugan and Vanessa Fabbre.

For more information: www.pdx.edu/museum-of-art. …

The Portland Art Museum‘s “Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism” exhibit continues through June 5. It comes from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman collection.

For more information: www.portlandartmuseum.org.

• Mysterious Banksy’s “Banksyland” art exhibit, which opens April 15, will be held at the Factor Building, 226 SE Madison St.

There will be approximately 100 authenticated works in the installation; it’s an unauthorized exhibit, and it’s curated by experiential art collective One Thousand Ways. Works include ‘Love is in the Air’, ‘Smiling Copper’, ‘Happy Choppers’, ‘Girl with Balloon’, as well as paintings and editions of Banksy’s ‘Gross Domestic Product’ and ‘Walled Off Hotel’ exhibits, salvaged steel/concrete works and new installations.

For tickets and more: www.banksyland.com.

• The Waterstone Gallery, 124 NW Ninth Ave., features paintings by new member Susan Harrington, who makes art about the relationship between humanity and the environment with “Our House on Fire,” until 1st may.

For more information: www.waterstonegallery.com.

• At Adams and Ollman, 418 NW Eighth Ave., there will be new solo exhibitions, through May 7, of Rose Dickson (“Night Vision”) and painter Ryan McLaughlin (“Calcium Hat”), originally from Portland . McLaughlin depicts fragmented words and crumbled pictographs hovering against dusty visual fields that merge interpretations of still life, landscape, and abstraction. Dickson employs a system of archetypal forms and engages in speculative alchemy using a range of paint, cast metal, wax and ceramic.

For more information: www.adamsandollman.com.

• Elizabeth Leach Gallery, 417 NW Ninth Ave., presents exhibits by painter Barbara Sternberger and sculptor Amanda Wojick, April 14-May 28.

For more information: www.elizabethleach.com.

• PDX Contemporary has a new address: 1825 B NW Vaughn St. It was previously located in the Pearl District for 25 years. The first exhibition will be “Calling Invisible Doctors”, an exhibition of new works by James Lavadour, which is tentatively scheduled to open April 15.

For more information: www.pdxcontemporaryart.com.

• Reminder: Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave., offers free admission for children 17 and under, www.portlandartmuseum.org.

• For more information on the galleries: First Thursday, firstthursdayportland.com; Portland Art Dealers Association, www.padaoregon.org.

—Jason Vondersmith


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