Emily Counts A Battle Lost, nominated by Golden Rule.
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  • Emily Counts' "A Battle Lost," nominated by Golden Rule.

So I realize that some of you Blogtown folks aren't super involved in the local gallery scene— and that's totally understandable. You might hate that art stuff. You might love that art stuff, but hate that gallery stuff. You might have that one gallery you occasionally visit during your lunch break. Or you might want to go to more art events, but you just don't know where to start.

If that last hypothetical Blogtownian describes you, then there's a show at The Settlement's Place and Trade galleries titled IN(ter)DEPENDENCE that could help you get acquainted with some of the more interesting, non-traditional art spaces in the city. Here's the deal on the show, from the press release:

The IN(ter)DEPENDENCE exhibition points to the emergence, in and around Portland over the last 5 years, of small, independently operated, and self-funded cultural hubs. These creative centers have sprung from garages, sheds, old store fronts, unusual gallery situations, above creeks, and within vacant retail spaces. The cross section of these centers represented in IN(ter)DEPENDENCE have introduced exciting new levels of refinement, fresh inspiration, and consistency into the familiar DIY sensibility the Northwest is known for.

Each space or curator participating was asked to nominate an artist or collaborative group to represent them in... the IN(ter)DEPENDENCE exhibition.

The show opens tomorrow night from 6-9, running through the end of March, and Place and Trade are located on the third floor of Pioneer Place Mall (700 SW Fifth). A big list of participating galleries and artists are after the jump.

Place and Trade are pleased to present the following:

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- Jeff Guay, Morgan Ritter, Jesse Malmed

Appendix Project Space - Zack Rose

Deep Leap Micro-cinema - Tabor Robak, Duncan Malashock, Philippe Blanchard and Mark Essen

Ditch Projects - Ditch Projects

Elizabeth Lamb - Weird Fiction

False Front - Jason Doize

Golden Rule - Emily Counts

Grand Detour - TBA

Half/Dozen - Michelle Liccardo

Kelly Rauer - Mack McFarland

Little Field - Nathanial Oester

Recess - DIY Lover, Alicia Gordon, and Shawn Patrick Higgins

Place - Juleen Johnson

Tribute - J.Brown and Courtney Cullen