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Lawrence Gallery Closes Pearl District Gallery




In a move that was not entirely unexpected, Lawrence Gallery has closed its Pearl District location at 903 NW Davis St. The gallery, once a cash cow...   More
 
Monday, March 29, 2010 by RICHARD SPEER

Portland 2010

Disjecta’s biennial takes the art scene’s pulse. And it’s stronger than ever.


Visual Arts
Disjecta scores a huge hit with the first of eight installments in its two-month, citywide exhibition series, Portland 2010: A Biennial of Contemporary Art. This invigorating show goes a long way towa ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 RICHARD SPEER

Blakely Dadson At Chambers

A Portland newcomer stakes his claim on glitter.


Visual Arts
In the Old World there was candlelight, there were velvets and silks and halls of mirrors bedecked with gilded sconces and chandeliers. Today, alas, there is only glitter, and you find it at the mall, ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 RICHARD SPEER

Laura Russo, Owner of Laura Russo Gallery, Dies




One of the Northwest's best-known gallery owners, Laura Russo, has died, at age 66, of esophageal cancer. Robert Kochs, a friend of Russo's and owner of Augen Gallery, confirms that Russo passed away last night after a relatively short bout with the cancer. She had been under hospice care in recent ...   More
 
Friday, February 12, 2010 by RICHARD SPEER

April Surgent at Bullseye, Alexis Mollomo at Ogle

Two new shows take on identity and demons.


Visual Arts
It takes guts to look into the mirror and regard your best and worst features with equanimity. In April Surgent’s Reflect at Bullseye, the artist alternately reflects and deflects her identity a ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 RICHARD SPEER

A Bevy of Biennials: Disjecta announces Portland 2010 and PICA unveils The People’s Biennial




The season is so close you can smell it—no, not spring, but Biennial season. A duo of new biennial art exhibitions has been announced in the absence of a proper biennial such as the Portland Art Museum used to mount. Arts nonprofit    More
 
Friday, February 5, 2010 by RICHARD SPEER

Jenene Nagy At Disjecta

Portland’s Christo goes big.


Visual Arts
“Hello, my name is Jenene Nagy, and I’m here to invade your personal space.” That’s the subtext of this ambitious artist’s vertiginous, stomach-churning tsunami of an ins ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 RICHARD SPEER

Closing: Fontanelle says goodbye at the end of January.




Some crummy news on the visual arts front... The co-founders of Fontanelle Gallery announced earlier today they will close the gallery at the end of January. According to a bittersweet announcement by Jess Fogel and Leslie Miller, e...   More
 
Thursday, January 14, 2010 by RICHARD SPEER

The Dregs Marylhurst Art Gym

Two artists sift through a dead man’s life.


Visual Arts
Most of us know a pack rat or two. The souvenirs of yesteryear that we leave behind for others to disperse and dispose of are the subject of Paul Middendorf and Brandy Cochrane’s affecting colla ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 RICHARD SPEER

Best Of Visual Arts 2009

2009 kicked the Portland art scene’s ass—but it kicked back.


Visual Arts
Despite the recession, poor art sales, and the continued dearth of first-rate collectors, this was an astounding year for the Portland art scene. It was astounding because in the absence of any tangib ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 RICHARD SPEER
 

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