First Thursday Good Bets

Amy Bernstein, Untitled.

Amy Bernstein, Untitled.


New Games
Amy Bernstein
Stumptown Downtown (128 SW 3rd)
Thursday, November 3 · 6:00pm – 8:00pm

I’d wanted to write about Amy Bernstein’s work in this summer’s Art&Leisure show curated by Sam Korman at the Colonel Sumner Park tennis court. Her looping rope sculptures marked by wrapped cord, and if I recall correctly, paint, were Best in Show as memory serves. Now I’m seeing the image of those sculptures showing up in what I’ve seen of these paintings…and I’m intrigued.


Laurie Danial. Slaphappy, 2011

Laurie Danial. Slaphappy, 2011


Control Release Control
Laurie Danial

Froelick Gallery
714 NW Davis
Open until 8 PM

I’ve been watching this show as it’s being installed: great oil paintings that manage to be both playful and thoughtful depicting in an abstract manner the architectural and organic intersecting, overlaying, melding into one another.



Target Language
Appendix Project Space @ 937
937 NW Glisan Street
Opening Reception Thursday, November 3rd, 7 – 11 PM

Yes! The @937 project continues to bring the best contemporary programming from the Eastside and beyond to the Pearl. Fourteen30, Rocksbox Fine Art, and Ditch Projects have all programmed the space. Now the best reason to see art on NE Alberta, Appendix Space, brings it to @937. First up, Target Language, is a video show with work by Andrew Norman Wilson, Anne de Vries, Harm van den Dorpel, and Oliver Laric.


Pattern Recognition
Steven Goldman Gallery (Art Institute)
1122 NW Davis

And I’ll be checking out this exhibition. I’m especially interested in Vanessa Calvert’s work, and of course, Reda, Moss, and Gilley.

I was thinking what is this Steven Goldman Gallery? Google let me know it’s at the Art Institute. How is this show happening there, one might ask. And I suspect Caitlin Moore (former co-director of Gallery HOMELAND) has a lot (everything?) to do with it.

Damien Gilley
Vanessa Calvert
Salvatore Reda
Nathanael Thayer Moss
Christina Cameli
Norton Young


Note: This post has been edited with the deletion of reference to Linda Hutchins doing a wall drawing in the Nine Gallery to reflect the fact that Paul Sutinen, not Linda Hutchins, has the current exhibition in the Nine Gallery.

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