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Mark Rupert at Quality Pictures

Photographer Mark Rupert explores the midpoint between city and nature.


Visual Arts
Weird, intriguing creatures dwell in the estuary, the neither-here-nor-there zone where rivers flow into the sea, freshwater mingles with salt, and alligators swim side-by-side with sharks. Wherever t ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 RICHARD SPEER

Best of 2007

Raves and raptures from the year that was.


Visual Arts
In a year when the national media couldn’t get enough of Portland’s creative-class utopia, local visual arts venues experienced a dearth of challenging group shows and a wave of staggering ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2007 RICHARD SPEER

Welcome to Miami: Art Basel Miami Beach

Richard Speer reports (and cavorts) at Miami’s biggest art weekend.


Visual Arts
You may as well have called Miami, Fla.,“Portland South” last week, as dozens upon dozens of Stumptown artists, gallery owners, curators, collectors and other sundry denizens descended on ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2007 RICHARD SPEER

Yoshihiro Kitai at Pulliam Deffenbaugh

With his stylized clouds, Yoshihiro Kitai blends East and West.


Visual Arts
Last December, Yoshihiro Kitai burst upon the local scene with a dazzling show at Portland Art Center, full of gold and silver leaf upon swaths of oversized paper. In their imagery, the works evoked c ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2007 RICHARD SPEER

Harvest Henderson, Ogle

Stitching shopping, femininity, and the human heart.


Visual Arts
Much has been made of Gen X/Y’s post-ironic use of craft under the auspices of fine art. Installation artist Harvest Henderson shares her take on this phenomenon at Ogle this month in Never a St ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2007 RICHARD SPEER

Tara Jane ONeil at Reading Frenzy

Tara Jane ONeil’s newest songs are caught on paper.


Visual Arts
One of the most interesting images in local musician Tara Jane ONeil’s new book of drawings is of a figure’s back, its exposed spinal column extending below its body, below its webbed feet ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 Jim Sandberg

Tom Cramer at Laura Russo

The artist treads familiar and unfamiliar ground at Laura Russo.


Visual Arts
Tom Cramer’s painted and carved wooden panels at Laura Russo are a jumble of maddening, fascinating paradoxes: Hyperkinetic yet serene, intricate yet cryptic, they show a midcareer artist taking ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 RICHARD SPEER

Mapping Time


Visual Arts
One of the most thoughtful and obsessive conceptual artists working on the West Coast today, Matthew Picton debuts a new body of work this month at Pulliam Deffenbaugh . The London-born artist, who n ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 RICHARD SPEER

You Say You Want an Evolution


Visual Arts
Michael L. Wilson has made a metaphoric jump across the Willamette River, evolving his painting from a lowbrow, Last Thursday sensibility to an elegant First Thursday polish. Caustic: 3rd Definition ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 RICHARD SPEER

Model Behavior

Organism’s sophomore show impresses with restraint.


Visual Arts
Don’t come to Model Behavior looking for models of the Gisele Bündchen variety. This second outing for fledgling arts organization Organism is about a more conceptual kind of model: a mo ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 RICHARD SPEER
 

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