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With Portland’s intense real estate market perhaps the last refuges for Portland’s vital alt-space scene are its excellent in-house galleries which turn residencies into art spaces. Does RACC support them enough? Emphatically, NO… but we should be valuing and supporting them. Here are two to check out this weekend. These are the sorts of places emerging art stars launch build national and international art careers… less so our University and commercial galleries, which often catch on to things late… way after an artist builds a career outside Portland. There is a disconnect between the dynamic experimental scene and institutions.

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Indivisible continues to do interesting things with the home as gallery concept so their latest “Interchange: is of interest. Featuring Sharyll Burroughs, Jaleesa M Johnston, Mary Edwards, and Ju-Pong Lin it is a multimedia installations & performance group show.

Interchange | June 4-24
Opening reception: June 3, 6-9PM

Additional viewing June 10, 17, and 24th, noon to 5PM
Indivisible
2544 SE 26th

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Clay Mahn

Another great house gallery is Falsefront, which presents an intriguing show by Clay Mahn called Bad Habits. Though the press release gives no information except an obstruse poem (a bad habit?) I’ll go by the Chicago based artist’s previous work and still recommend it.

Clay Mahn | June 4 – July 2
Opening Reception: June 4 12-5PM
Falsefront
4518 NE 32nd Ave