Air-vent, Alastair Levy. Archival inkjet print, 2008.

Amidst the hubbub that will be Milepost 5 this weekend for Manor of Art, opens the latest curatorial effort by arguably Portland’s best independent curator, TJ Norris. The Grid is a group exhibition of work by 27 international artists opening at MP5³ (Milepost 5 Project Space) which is in the lobby of the Lofts building at Milepost 5 (900 NE 81st Avenue). Norris wisely puts off a reception until the following weekend, Saturday, August 22 from 7-9 PM.

From more than 60 entries, Norris selected these works that both "conceptualize ‘the grid’" and are sized to fit within a wall-based grid (under 12" in all dimensions).

Ever since the closing of his Everett Lofts gallery, Soundvision, Norris—who is also an artist (most recently he was one of the artists who was selected for one of the Couture solo shows at NAAU) and a writer—has been consistently curating thoughtful and often powerful if quiet exhibitions that become the highlights of the art year. Don’t miss this one.

ARTISTS:

Joe Bartholomew (OR)
Justin Bland (OR)
Katy Devine (UK)
Carrie A. Dyer (AR)
Ellen George (WA)
Kathy Goodell (NY)
Hans Habeger (IL)
Judy Haberl (MA)
Alastair Levy (London)
Kirk Linder (OR)
Jason Lockett (OR)
Ryan Sarah Murphy (NY)
Enda O’Donoghue (Germany)
Kasia Ozga (Poland)
Mel Prest (CA)
Mara Rivet (WA)
John Ruggieri (MA)
Megan Scheminske (OR)
Andrea Schwartz-Feit (OR)
Heidi Schwegler (OR)
Jenevive Tatiana (OR)
Cara Tomlinson (OR)
Sally Verrall (UK)
Ken Weathersby (NJ)
Matthew Weseley (CA)
Darrell Williamson (OR)