Home · Articles · By RICHARD SPEER
 

Reading. Writing. Gallery Homeland

The plight of words in a digital age.


Visual Arts
To look at an alphabet other than our Roman script—Cyrillic, Arabic, Chinese, Devanagari—is to be transfixed by characters divorced from their content. For millennia, we humans have been commin   More
 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 RICHARD SPEER

Michael Endo at False Front Studio

Turning pain into paint.


Visual Arts
Michael Endo’s haunting show at False Front this month, Pain Scale, is compelling for how uncomfortably it stretched the meticulous painter’s working methods. Endo, 32, normally lavishes time on   More
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 RICHARD SPEER

Brad Carlile/Rio Wrenn

Confronting the myth of the great American road.


Visual Arts
This month, two local artists wrestle with divergent but equally mythic conceptions of the great American road. In Tempus Incognitus, photographer Brad Carlile’s striking exhibition at Eva Lake’s   More
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 RICHARD SPEER

ANKA Gallery Closes

phoca_thumb_l_november20101

ANKA Gallery, a staple of the Everett Station Lofts, will be dark this First Thursday, closed indefinitely due to financial hardships.According to gallery co-owners Anna Solcaniova-King and Graylan King, the gallery is in a restructuring phase with no more shows to be mounted in the Lofts.  The ga...   More
 
Thursday, July 7, 2011 by RICHARD SPEER

Seattle sculptor John Grade wins Contemporary Northwest Art Awards

johngradefold

Seattle-based sculptor and conceptual artist John Grade took home the $10,000 Arlene Schnitzer Prize at the culmination of the opening ceremonies for Portland Art Museum’s second    More
 
Monday, June 20, 2011 by RICHARD SPEER

Contemporary Northwest Art Awards

Portland Art Museum scores a hit with this showcase of thought-provoking Northwest art.


Visual Arts
The Contemporary Northwest Art Awards live in the shadow of the Oregon Biennial, which, in a sense, it replaced. Like the Biennial, the Art Awards select a small pool of artists from hundreds of no   More
 
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 RICHARD SPEER

Storm Tharp

Storm Tharp’s prints highlight a sexy group show at PDX Contemporary.


Visual Arts
There has always been an air of the arch epicene in Storm Tharp’s work: the perspective of a refined but warped dandy looking out at a beautiful world through dark-tinted spectacles   More
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 RICHARD SPEER

The Big Timers

Tony Bennett and Usher take vastly different approaches to wooing you.


Music Stories
Crooners—legitimate heavyweights who can elicit shrieks, tears and piles of ladies’ undergarments from their audiences—are few and far between these days.  But this week, two of the big   More
 
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 RICHARD SPEER, CASEY JARMAN

Tom Cramer Oregon Landmarks

Tom Cramer casts a quirky gaze on his native state.


Visual Arts
We spoke with Tom Cramer, an Oregon native and veritable Portland institution, about the sources of inspiration for his show Oregon Landmarks. WW: What drew you to the Northwest landscape this time?    More
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 RICHARD SPEER

Dante Marioni Variations

Sculptor Dante Marioni takes a risk and scores a hit.


Visual Arts
Varied, virtuosic and sumptuous beyond imagination, the work of Seattle-based sculptor Dante Marioni seems to come from another time—perhaps the Renaissance, when craftsmanship and invention were    More
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 RICHARD SPEER
Top Articles from RICHARD SPEER
No articles in this section
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close