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Plenty Pictures, Lacking Teeth

Time-Based Art’s Pictures of the Moon With Teeth stays vague.

Visual Arts
One of the major problems with “time-based art” is its definition, or lack thereof. Artists at PICA’s annual Time-Based Art Festival gallery this year interpreted it as renegade percussion instr   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 MEGAN HARNED

Visual Arts: Larry Yes, Positive Words

PDX Window Project will showcase exhibit 24/7.

Visual Arts
When an “epic windstorm” took down the fence at Larry Yes’ North Portland home in 2014, the local jack-of-all-trades decided not to rebuild. Instead, he painted the fence posts with bright color   More
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 ENID SPITZ

BCC: Brownhall in Residence

A collective of artists shows that black art matters.

Visual Arts
Black Creative Collective: Brownhall comprises black artists and creatives who produce interdisciplinary art programming to address the dearth of black art and creative spaces in Portland. The massive   More
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 MEGAN HARNED

Art on a Protest: From N Edison, St. Johns

A plein-air perspective of the Greenpeace protest.

Visual Arts
When Gabriel Liston painted the Greenpeace protesters dangling from the St. Johns Bridge on July 29, he made art history and outmatched all the photographs of the event. Painting en    More
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 MEGAN HARNED

Visual Art: Isaac Tin Wei Lin, Chromatic Intercession

Graphic groupings are a bright idea.

Visual Arts
Isaac Tin Wei Lin’s new work at Adams and Ollman might be too bright to handle on a sunny day. Chromatic Intercession juxtaposes vibrant acrylic paintings with pen-and-ink drawings on paper. The ten   More
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 MEGAN HARNED

No Boundaries

Abstract Aboriginal art feels a world apart.

Visual Arts
Despite the curator’s opening salvo that “these painters have gone far beyond the boundaries of their community, their ‘country,’ and the very idea of their work as merely ethno-graphic,   More
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 MEGAN HARNED

Don Edler, Boredom Is The Ultimate Weapon: Visual Arts Review

Portland’s junk looks sexy when sculpted.

Visual Arts
 In Joshua Tree National Park, with nothing to do and nothing to do it with, Don Edler began Boredom Is the Ultimate Weapon, his ongoing series about what we create when bereft of inspiration.    More
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 MEGAN HARNED

Ethan Rose, Entwined: A Sound Installation

Art all about that bass.

Visual Arts
Ethan Rose’s sound installation at PDX Contemporary Art, Entwined, is about making the invisible visible. Speakers emit tones that oscillate across attached strings, allowing viewers to observ   More
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 MEGAN HARNED

Off The Streets

Portland graffiti waxes genteel.

Visual Arts
You will never see the full mural on the west wall of Southeast Stark Street’s Bonfire Lounge. The graffitied wall is a story-high epitaph to Michael Brown, painted by local muralist Ashley    More
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 ENID SPITZ

Jeremy Okai Davis, Those Days Are Over

Painting a convincing memory lane.

Visual Arts
Those Days Are Over began when local artist Jeremy Okai Davis’ landlord gave him an album of photographs left behind by a travel agency. The pictures of friends vacationing in the 1980s inspir   More
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 MEGAN HARNED

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