Where do you find the pulse of Portland?
If you ask artsy types, they’re apt to direct you to Disjecta’s
ambitious biennial exhibition, Portland2014. The nonprofit began
mounting biennials i
When you enter Disjecta’s main exhibition
space, you’re confronted with an 8-foot-high wall wrapping around
something you can’t see. It’s dingy and cheap-looking, made out of white
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Today’s cold, snowy weather is affecting the First Thursday art walk in the Pearl District and Old Town. Most art galleries are closing early and will not be open during the 6-8:30pm window when they normally welcome First Thursday art-goers.
Among the galleries that will not be open: Laura Russo Gallery, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Augen Gallery, Froelick Gallery, Charl...
The sun is setting through a line of
trees, casting a golden glow upon a man who lies sleeping alongside a
dirt road. Except he’s not sleeping—he’s dead.
chilling revelation hits yo
Richard Speer’s picks for the year’s best visual art.
When you look back over the year, it’s
kind of like that segment on the Academy Awards where they flash
pictures of all the movie people who died. That’s the way Portland
One could be forgiven, especially after a
mojito or two, for mistaking Miami Beach’s Collins Drive for Portland’s
Northwest Everett Street during the annual mega-art fair known as Art
I never bought into the cult of Lucinda
Parker. Sure, the veteran painter is respected, she’s been in a jillion
biennials, and there are more paintings by her in West Hills mansions
Childhood memories often play through the 8 mm lens of The Wonder Years,
set on a Slip ’N Slide behind a picket fence on a sunny day. Think
harder, though, and you’ll remember more bogeyman-fi
Rainy autumn skies have arrived in Portland, but inside the Laura Russo Gallery, spring is still in full bloom. In Tom Cramer’s Continuum and Sherrie Wolf’s Stills,
flowers take center stage.
Over the spring and summer, I went on
art-related trips to New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and in
none of those cities did I encounter a museum show that breathed as
expansively as the