Sunday, February 24, 2008

Saturday Brunch at Quality Pictures

Quality Pictures is hosting an event that should not be missed.
On Saturday, March 1st, from 10:30 - 11:30 am, they will be presenting a free brunch. This is a wonderful opportunity to see their Brian Ulrich exhibition, learn about art and fill your stomach. ADMISSION IS FREE but SPACE IS LIMITED!
RSVP to or call 503-227-5060.

Brian Ulrich
Untitled Thrift (Vhs), 2006
C Print, limited edition
20 x 26 in. Edition of 5 + 2AP
50 x 40 in. Edition of 3 + 2AP
© Brian Ulrich, courtesy of Quality Pictures, Portland

Brian Ulrich
Untitled Thrift (99 cents), 2007
C Print, limited edition
26 x 20 in. Edition of 5 + 2AP
40 x 30 in. Edition of 4 + 2AP
© Brian Ulrich, courtesy of Quality Pictures, Portland

Saturday will be your last chance to see Brian Ulrich's artwork.

The Portland Mercury writes:
Chicago-based photographer Brian Ulrich has seen his stock rise dramatically over the past several years for his smart and detached photographic examinations of American retail and consumer culture. Neither as caustic as Martin Parr's sassy snaps, nor as clinical as the neo-objective trendsters who currently dominate the gallery scene and market, Ulrich's large format scenes have an almost 19th-century sense of carefully observed realism.

Erik Schneider, CPA will be presenting a talk on his latest curatorial effort "The Man Show". He will be looking at the show from 3 angles: CONCEPT: Mr. Schneider will discuss the underlying ideas behind the works in the show as well as commenting on the curatorial process for the exhibit.TECHNIQUE: A discussion of the various photographic techniques at work in the exhibit will be explored as the show is an excellent survey of many of the practices being employed today.MARKET: Finally, the show will be explored from a market standpoint including discussion of what makes art investment quality and how art is priced.


Brian Ulrich
January 11 - March 1, 2008

The Man Show
February 7 - March 29, 2008


Quality Pictures
916 NW Hoyt
Portland, OR 97209

Hours: Tuesday -Saturday 11-6

For additional information contact the gallery or visit their website, Quality Pictures.


Thursday, February 14, 2008

PDX Contemporary Art / Molly Vidor

This month, Molly Vidor painting are on display at PDX Contemporary Art, located in the Pearl NW Art District of Portland. The exhibition will continue through March 1st.

Molly Vidor
Elephant, 2007
Oil on canvas, 84" x 56"
© Molly Vidor, courtesy PDX Contemporary Art

Molly Vidor
Slush (Snowflake), 2007
Oil on canvas, 68" x 56"
© Molly Vidor, courtesy PDX Contemporary Art

Molly Vidor
La Jeune Fille, 2007
Oil on canvas, 73" x 48"
© Molly Vidor, courtesy PDX Contemporary Art

Molly Vidor
Swan Lake, 2007
Oil on canvas, 48" x 48"
© Molly Vidor, courtesy PDX Contemporary Art

Artist Statement
There are moments in nature and in great paintings that are inexplicably beautiful. The way that Bonnard paints a foot can change the way everything else looks. Each of these paintings is inspired by moments like these. They grow from a particular instance into what, I hope, is a broader experience.

I strive for a union in which neither the painter nor the paint overwhelms the other. I have the sense of a canvas fitting around its subject. Sometimes, intimacy and distance, or density and dissolution occur at the same time. Things pass by and can leave an impression that lingers.


Molly Vidor
February 5, 2008 - March 1, 2008
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday
11 am - 6 pm

PDX Contemporary Art
925 NW Flanders
Portland, Oregon 97209
503 222-0063

For additional information contact the gallery or visit their website PDX Contemporary Art


Sunday, February 3, 2008

Portland Gallery Guide - Major Changes

We've just completed a major changes to our online Portland Art Gallery Guide. The galleries are now listed according to which art district they're located in. If you're a gallery owner, please check the guide to make sure you're listed correctly.

Portland Art Gallery Guide

Also, I'd like to thank Annie Meyer of Studio 2507. It was her idea to reorganize the gallery listing and she also helped with identifying gallery locations. Thank you Annie!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Froelick Gallery - February Exhibit

Froelick Gallery, Portland, Oregon
February 1 – March 1st, 2008

Alfred Harris

Alfred Harris
Ariadne's Thread I
resin & acrylic on paper on panel


Robert Aland Hollingsworth
Vintage Silver Gelatin Prints: 1950-1970

Robert A. Hollingsworth
Dogs and Hydrant, 2007
Vintage silver gelatin print

Preview Reception with Artist:
Saturday, February 2, 3 – 5:30pm

First Thursday:
February 7th, 5 - 8:00pm

For additional information visit their website.
Froelick Gallery