PDX First Thursday Highlights for October 1st, 2009

Katie Simpson Spain at the Tyson Gallery
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The entire installation was made out of plastic shopping bags. Very very cool.
Katie Simpson Spain

Katie Simpson Spain

Katie Simpson Spain

Gala Bent at Half/Dozen
Beautiful watercolor drawings
More photos on Half/Dozen’s Flickr account.
Gala Bent

Gala Bent

Close up:
Gala Bent - Close Up

Linda Hutchins
Pulliam Gallery
Very intricate, fine line drawings on paper. Like ripples on a pond.
Linda Hutchins

And a lovely, simple sewn sculpture out of a kind of tulle fabric
Linda Hutchins

Patrick Abbey at PDX Contemporary Art
Photo of a sort of found object drawing. In the photo you see a hand scrunching a roll of paper towels made to look like an owl.
Patrick Abbey

Eyeful gallery staged an epic battle between heaven and hell.
epic battle

epic battle

Honorable mention were some great painting of Star Wars action figures in compromising poses at Tribute Gallery by Seth A. Leamer. I was having so much fun looking at them, I forgot to take photos.