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Print Power

Master printmaker Xu Bing bridges cultural communication failures with art.

Visual Arts
Next week, preeminent printmaker Xu Bing will take a break from the installing his upcoming Smithsonian exhibition to speak at Portland's Crossing Boundaries: East-West Symposium in Print Art. "Th ...   More
Wednesday, October 3, 2001 Lisa Lambert

Honest Ambition

Damali ayo is constructing a new way of thinking about race.

Visual Arts
Many of Portland's young artists want to show you their traumatic experiences with fashion, their exciting times with nature or their theories on art. Not damali ayo. For the past three months, th ...   More
Wednesday, September 5, 2001 Lisa Lambert

Caught in Midstride

Nine photographers wallow in their own disjecta.

Visual Arts
Disjecta membra is a Latin term for the detritus of literary creation, mainly disjointed portions or parts of poetry, but sometimes an author's quotes or rough drafts. Cut gingerbread men out of c ...   More
Wednesday, August 1, 2001 Lisa Lambert

A to the Dress

Tonight, the 4-month-old gallery, Alphabet Dress, will give you a fever.

Visual Arts
Like cans in a vending machine, art fans from across the city will jam into a small Northeast home tonight for July's Alphabet Dress event. The evening should be convivial if not downright crowded ...   More
Wednesday, July 18, 2001 Lisa Lambert

The Glass Nest

An up-and-coming artist holds forth on butterflies and sensuous glass.

Visual Arts
Sean Healy's The Nesting Instinct, at Elizabeth Leach Gallery this month, is a fascinating exhibition. The works look like snapshots found in Mom's college album or drawings from children's books ...   More
Wednesday, June 27, 2001 Lisa Lambert

Oh, Savage World

Tracy Savage's new gallery is more than a store. It's a gift.

Visual Arts
Savage stands like the ghost of art galleries yet to come. The gallery is the only sign of life on Northwest 10th Avenue, between Couch and Hoyt streets in the Pearl, where Jimmy Mak's weather-bea ...   More
Wednesday, June 13, 2001 Lisa Lambert

Rebel Salons

The Biennial isn't the only place for Portland artists. Two exhibitions take art to the edge.

Visual Arts
As much as the Biennial has generated talk about the 20 artists it features, it has also inspired Portland's underground and independent artists to action. Works by 15 visual artists are currently ...   More
Wednesday, May 16, 2001 Lisa Lambert


Four artists fill space with color and texture.

Visual Arts
Prepare to be awed. The current pop electricity in each of the expansive paintings exhibited at Marylhurst University's Art Gym claws at the senses and scream ...   More
Tuesday, February 6, 2001 Lisa Lambert
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