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
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
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
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...
Portland Art Museum scores a hit with this showcase of thought-provoking Northwest art.
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
Tony Bennett and Usher take vastly different approaches to wooing you.
Crooners—legitimate heavyweights who can elicit shrieks,
tears and piles of ladies’ undergarments from their audiences—are few
and far between these days.
this week, two of the big
Tom Cramer casts a quirky gaze on his native state.
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?
Sculptor Dante Marioni takes a risk and scores a hit.
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