upfor Gallery: Send nudes
About its intriguing December show, Upfor writes: “Artists and internet provocateurs Tom Galle and Moises Sanabria (above) critically examine emerging technologies and internet culture with humor and self-awareness. Galle and Sanabria’s work encompasses meme-making, performance, photography, and multimedia presentations, with works that exist physically and also have an active life online. This exhibition is guest-curated by Lindsay Howard, whose writing and curation focus on how the internet is shaping art and culture.” Dec 6–Jan 13. 929 NW Flanders St, 503-227-5111, upforgallery.com
Portland Center Stage Winter Season
Where: Gerding Theater at the Armory, 128 NW 11th Ave, 503-445-3700, pcs.org
When: A Christmas Memory paired with Winter Song, Nov 18–Dec 31; The Second City’s A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens, Dec 5–31; Astoria: Part 1, Jan 13–Feb 17; Astoria: Part 2, Jan 20–Feb 18; Kodachrome, Feb 3–Mar 18
Festive—and funny—holiday shows once again dominate December. Then in January, get ready for the much-anticipated second installment of Astoria, along with a reprise of Part 1, both of which were written by PCS Artistic Director Chris Coleman.
A world premiere, Kodachrome, caps off winter.
Annie Meyer Gallery: Carolyn Cole
Renowned abstract painter Carolyn Cole has joined the gallery, which also features the works of Shyama Helin and Annie Meyer, along with guest artists during pop-up shows. Cole, whose Untitled mixed media on canvas is pictured, states: “I love to create surfaces that are visually intriguing and mysterious, with expressive colors and shapes. By building layers of paint and collage, the paintings become infused with a cultural history, at the same time allowing the viewer to create their own personal history.” In December, the gallery will showcase new pieces and gifts in a “small works holiday show.” 120 NW 9th Ave, Suite 102, 503-224-3150, anniemeyergallery.com
Photos clockwise from top: courtesy upfor; courtesy Annie Meyer; courtesy Portland Center Stage