September is generally an exciting time for art. TBA from PICA might be enough, but this month some of my favorite people and favorite artists (nice when they're the same but it doesn't have to be) are showing.
Storm Tharp will present Holding a Peach at PDX Contemporary Art. It looks like Tharp has united many of his interests into these images. There's a lot one could say but I will let the artist speak for himself - he'll be my guest on KBOO on the 18th of this month.
Anna Fidler will show Vampires and Wolf Men at Charles A. Hartman Fine Art. Fidler uses images from The Oregon Historical Society, giving our history a new dimension.
Mary Josephson shows paintings, embroidery and mosaic at the Laura Russo Gallery. The piece above is called Pink Lady.
Elise Wagner lives here in Portland and shows all over the country. This month we get to see her work Event Horizons at Butters.
My pal Katherine Ace will show her fab still lifes, which are collages, not just paint. I don't think anyone is doing it quite like she does. The show, Fleeting Vista, is at Froelick.
Another great friend Maria T.D. Inocencio will be a part of the Nine Gallery's 25th anniversary exhibition. Above you see a detail of Each Bloom Lives for Just One Day. They have a catalog for this show, all of which you can view here.