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This IS Kalapuyan Land

Five Oaks Museum 17677 NW Springville Road, Portland

What happens when a museum known for pioneer history turns over curatorial authority to a young Indigenous artist and writer? For Five Oaks Museum, the result is a bold, self-critical exhibition about the Tualatin Valley’s first people.

$5

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott

Portland Art Museum 1219 SW Park Avenue, Porland

As he transformed familiar images to forge new, unexplored social meanings and implications, Colescott became a pioneer in the reemergence of figuration in the 1970s and in the strategies of appropriation in the 1980s.

$10

Finding Our Way

Lumber Room 419 Northwest 9th Ave., Portland

Over the past 10 years the lumber room has placed itself as a meeting ground between exhibition space and private residence, with a goal of creating access and community around a shared interest in the arts.

Free

Common Ground

Anti-Aesthetic 245 W. 8th Ave, Eugene

As a way of getting to ecology through art, Common Ground is a space for exchanges focused on the natural world and environments of different kinds.

Free

Lois Dodd & Sharif Farrag

Adams and Ollman 418 NW 8th Avenue, Portland

Adams and Ollman is pleased to announce an intergenerational pairing of two solo exhibitions: a selection of paintings from 1986 to 2017 by Lois Dodd (b. 1927) on view alongside new ceramic sculptures by Sharif Farrag (b. 1993). This marks Farrag’s first exhibition at the gallery as well as the first significant presentation of Dodd’s work on the West Coast.

Free

Jordan Sullivan: At the Corner of Heartbreak & Avalanche

Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books 2916 NE Alberta Street, Suite B, Portland

Sullivan's work presents a psychological no man’s land—a place for the displaced. It’s a stage for a disoriented cast of misfits, expatriates, mercenaries, refugees, boxers, alcoholics, drifters, artists and strippers. Each of these characters, real and imagined, seem to be surviving, as if in limbo, within indeterminate and abstracted territories.

Free

Rami George: and one day will tell you so many stories

Paragon Arts Gallery 815 N Killingsworth St., Portland

"and one day will tell you so many stories" is the first solo presentation of Rami George on the West Coast and particularly Portland, Oregon—a place the artist once knew as home.

FREE

Mark Smith: Phalanxes

Elizabeth Leach Gallery 417 NW 9th Avenue, Portland

Mark R. Smith's new intricately collaged paintings convey contemporary and historical narratives through an abstract visual language. Dome, diamond, circle and starburst shapes emerge from linear woven strips that were cut, mitered, and reconfigured into interlocking patterns that transmit an exquisite, symbiotic beauty.

Free

Liquid Dungeon Byproduct

Holding Contemporary 916 NW Flanders Street, Portland

Welcome to the Dungeon. You have been here since the 5th grade, though in dreams you glimpsed it long before. Through your symbiosis with the dungeon we glean Liquid Dungeon Byproduct. It flows over you and through you.

Free

Pacifico Silano: I Won’t Last A Day Without You

Melanie Flood Projects 420 SW Washington St., #301, Portland

In I Won’t Last A Day Without You, Pacifico Silano presents new work from his ongoing series of photo collages that draw from gay erotica magazines published after the Stonewall riots (1969) and through the height of the AIDS epidemic (late 1980s).

Free

GLEAN

Disjecta 8371 North Interstate Avenue, Portland

GLEAN is a juried art program that taps into the creativity of artists to inspire people to think about their consumption habits, the waste they generate, and the resources they throw away.

Free

Melanie Flood: Notions

Fourteen30 Contemporary 1501 SW Market Street, Portland

A solo exhibition of photographs by Melanie Flood.

Free

see also: variable performances of a well-designed site index

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) 511 NW Broadway, Portland

While site searches have the ability to provide a one-stop-shop for research, (see also:) seeks to call-out the homogeneity within these databases, further examining the variable performances within new media art as well the user’s performance in the digital realm and act of passively clicking on link after link after link.

Free

Grace Stott: Ambrosia

Fuller Rosen Gallery 1928 NW Lovejoy St., Portland

Glossy ceramic figures transformed into strawberries, bananas, and apples serve as the anthropomorphized inhabitants of Stott’s feminine fantasy; a surreal millennial world where every woman is a Venus that emanates abundance, luxuriance, and joy.

Free

Networks of (Be)longing

Center for Contemporary Art & Culture 511 NW Broadway, Portland

Networks of (Be)longing queries the relational traces structuring and embedded within artistic networks. The installations, publication, sculptures and videos of Canaries collective, Rami George, Tabitha Nikolai, and Mengda Zhang disclose structures of care, communality, labor-relations, and familial ties bound by tensions and desires.

Free