Fall visual art exhibitions in Portland are highlighted by celebrations surrounding the legacy of the late Bonnie Bronson, for whom the important Bonnie Bronson Fellowship award is named, and the 30-year track record of dealer Elizabeth Leach. The Portland Art Dealers Association also celebrates the 25th anniversary of the First Thursday art walk, which has grown from a quiet event at a handful of galleries to a lively monthly celebration of the arts.
Nikki McClure: Cutting Her Own Path, 1996-2011 - Aug. 18-Oct. 29
Museum of Contemporary Craft, 724 N.W. Davis St.
This retrospective features the X-acto blade artist’s intricate paper-cuts, which have been a visual hallmark of Northwest illustration since her work with Olympia-based record labels K and Kill Rock Stars in the Riot Grrrl era.
Carrie Iverson: Correspondence – Aug. 31-Nov. 19
Bullseye Gallery, 300 N.W. 13th Ave.
A series of ethereal installations by this printmaker and glass artist elegantly reflects on the loss of language and memory.
Frank A. Rinehart: Photographs – Aug. 31-Oct. 1
Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, 134 N.W. Eighth Ave.
Vintage platinum print portraits of Native Americans made during the Indian Congress of 1898 in Omaha, Nebraska, as part of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition.
Bonnie Bronson: Works 1960-1990 – Sept. 1-Oct. 9
Pacific Northwest College of Art, 1241 N.W. Johnson St.
This retrospective represents the first major showing of Bronson’s work in nearly two decades, since the Portland Art Museum’s posthumous survey in 1993, and includes some never-shown wall sculptures and works on paper. (more…)