two stellar art shows tonight! April 2, 2010

Portland has two amazing art openings going on tonight! If you’re in town I hope you get to visit both of them!

From 6 to 8 pm, Land Gallery hosts Kate Bingaman-Burt‘s Obsessive Consumption show — I love her work. And I can’t wait to see her new book!

Obsessive Consumption by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Land gallery will present Obsessive Consumption: What Did You Buy Today?, a new exhibition from Kate Bingaman-Burt to accompany her brand-new book of the same title, which will be published March 31 on Princeton Architectural Press.

Everything we buy has its own story to tell. Obsessive Consumption represents a selection of three years of delightful ink drawings of sundry items. It presents a microcosm of consumer culture that will appeal to everyone.

The exhibition will feature almost a thousand drawings of purchased goods along with illustrations of mixtapes, receipts, credit card statements, shoplifted items, internet passwords and security envelope patterns.

Meanwhile, from 6 to 10 pm at Redux, don’t miss the stunning group embroidery show, “One Stitch Forward, One Stitch Back,” curated by Pamela Davis. Love the concept of this collection.

High Tension by Cathy Pitters
High Tension, by Cathy Pitters

The domestic arts have a long history of resourcefulness, often salvaging and reclaiming materials, turning scraps into treasures for future generations. The 24 artists showcased here will take needlecraft back to those roots incorporating repurposed materials while adding a contemporary twist to the art. Curated by Pamela Davis.


Emily Rose Baier, Berkley Illustration, Diem Chau, Pamela Davis, Jessica Friday, Kate Greiner, Rachel Hunnicutt, Iron Pony, Tracy Jager, Emily Katz, Carla Madrigal, Andrea Majot, Johnny Murder, Beth Murphy, Penny Nickels, Lucy Peterson, Cathy Pitters, Kristen Rask, Kristen Rupp, T.J. Sabatini, Charlotte Schwennsen, Cindy Steiler, Becky Stern

If you go:

Obsessive Consumption
6-8 pm, Friday April 2nd
Land Gallery, 3925 N. Mississippi Ave. in Portland

One Stitch Forward, One Stitch Back
6-10 pm, Friday April 2nd
Redux, 811 E. Burnside St. #110 in Portland

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