Home / Events / Visual Arts / Mark R. Smith: Vestibules and Portals, Laminates and Veneers: Objects and Constructed Paintings

Mark R. Smith: Vestibules and Portals, Laminates and Veneers: Objects and Constructed Paintings

RICHARD SPEER
Friday November 23
Elizabeth Leach Gallery
417 NW 9th Ave.
 
Vestibules and Portals, Laminates and Veneers: Objects and Constructed Paintings is a tediously overlong title for Mark R. Smith’s elegant show. Smith relies heavily on fabric in this buoyant celebration of surface and color. In works such as Slumping Pavillion, he gets overloaded on busy compositions, but in Museum Peripheral and the six-piece series In the Course of Forming an Aggregate Whole, he makes judicious use of negative space, imparting a pared-down, design-y feel. These are insouciant charmers, especially the empty, oversized frame entitled Open Cameo With Stand. With a visual sensibility this winning, Smith doesn’t need actual subject matter; he frames air itself with consummate aplomb. Nov. 1-Dec. 29.

 



Where: Elizabeth Leach Gallery
Phone: 224-0521
Address: 417 NW 9th Ave.
Website: http://www.elizabethleach.com/

 
 
Other events in Visual Arts

David Hilliard: Our Nature

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015
Photographer David Hilliard’s subject matter is often autobiographical and erotic. He’s best known for his portraits, which are often presented not as a single, traditional image, but as several s ...
Elizabeth Leach Gallery 417 NW 9th Ave. Web | Map

Impact

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015

It’s not all Cinderella stories and George Balanchine classics for Oregon Ballet Theater this season. This month’s performance, Impact, sees Oregon’s premier ballet company embrace the contem ...

Various times. April 16-19 and 24-25. | $25-$160
Newmark Theatre 1111 SW Broadway Portland Web | Map

Is He Dead?

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015

What's more pricey than original art? A dead artist's original art. So, struggling artist Jean-Francois Millet kills himself. Or more accurately, he fakes his own death to boost the worth ...

7:30 pm Thursday-Saturday, 2 pm April 18 and 25, through April 25 | $15-18.
Magenta Theater 606 Main St., Vancouver Map
Also At Elizabeth Leach Gallery

David Hilliard: Our Nature

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015
Photographer David Hilliard’s subject matter is often autobiographical and erotic. He’s best known for his portraits, which are often presented not as a single, traditional image, but as several s ...
Elizabeth Leach Gallery 417 NW 9th Ave. Web | Map

David Hilliard: Our Nature

Saturday, Apr 25, 2015

What do Photolucinda, Blue Sky Gallery and the Portland Grid Project all have in common? They’re all current or former projects co-founded by Christopher R ...

Through May 2.
Elizabeth Leach Gallery 417 NW 9th Ave. Web | Map

David Hilliard: Our Nature

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015
Photographer David Hilliard’s subject matter is often autobiographical and erotic. He’s best known for his portraits, which are often presented not as a single, traditional image, but as several s ...
Elizabeth Leach Gallery 417 NW 9th Ave. Web | Map
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close