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
Tuesday December 11
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

Dark Ecologies

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015
The first thing you see when you walk into Bullseye’s three-artist show, Dark Ecologies, is Carolyn Hopkins’ beautiful and disturbing sculpture, Cascade. It depicts a strung-up dog w ...
Bullseye Projects 300 NW 13th Ave. Web | Map

Dark Paradise

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015
Ecologically themed art tends to be dull and sanctimonious, but not so in the hands of Wesley Younie. His idylls of environmental paradise lost abound with equal parts whimsy and intelligence. In the ...
Mark Woolley Gallery @ Pioneer 700 SW 5th Ave., 3rd floor, Pioneer Place Mall Portland Web | Map

Kevin Kadar and Takahiko Hayashi

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015
Froelick offers a strong pairing of shows for February. A standout in Kevin Kadar’s show, Portals and Puzzles, is the acrylic painting Firewall. With its flame-licked, scorched-earth l ...
Froelick Gallery 714 NW Davis St. Web | Map
Also At Elizabeth Leach Gallery

Words, Words, Words: An Exhibition of Text-based Artwork

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015
The relationships between text and image have given artists fodder for exploration for a long, long time. That’s what hieroglyphics were about, as well as illuminated manuscripts, petroglyphs and th ...
Elizabeth Leach Gallery 417 NW 9th Ave. Web | Map

Words, Words, Words: An Exhibition of Text-based Artwork

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015
The relationships between text and image have given artists fodder for exploration for a long, long time. That’s what hieroglyphics were about, as well as illuminated manuscripts, petroglyphs and th ...
Elizabeth Leach Gallery 417 NW 9th Ave. Web | Map

Words, Words, Words: An Exhibition of Text-based Artwork

Thursday, Mar 05, 2015
The relationships between text and image have given artists fodder for exploration for a long, long time. That’s what hieroglyphics were about, as well as illuminated manuscripts, petroglyphs and th ...
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