Home / Events / Visual Arts / Theresa Redinger: Aberrations and Obstructions to Vision

Theresa Redinger: Aberrations and Obstructions to Vision

RICHARD SPEER
Friday December 14
Blackfish Gallery
420 NW 9th Ave.
 
Theresa Redinger turns the viewer into a voyeur in Aberrations & Obstructions to Vision. She hangs plastic screens in front of rectangular paintings; the screens are frosted, with patterns resembling shutters or blinds. These and other motifs complete the illusion that you, the viewer, are looking out a window. A cat seems to recline on a windowsill. A palm tree looms outside, and you wonder where you are: Southern California, Hawaii, Bali? The paintings themselves are drab and technically unremarkable, and the plastic screens are distractingly cheap-looking. But the conceit of the exhibition—illusionism and the act of looking—is worthwhile. Mercifully, whimsical touches such as the slumbering cat suggest that Redinger isn’t taking herself too seriously. Through Dec. 29.

 



Where: Blackfish Gallery
Phone: 234-2634
Address: 420 NW 9th Ave.
Website: http://www.blackfish.com/

 
 
Other events in Visual Arts

Bird No Bird

Friday, Mar 27, 2015
Portland poets Rob Schlegel (January Machine) and Emily Kendal Frey (Sorrow Arrow) have invited a select group of fellow poets to read a collection of "pro-bird" and "anti-bird" poems to ...
5-7 pm | Free
Glyph Cafe & Arts Space 804 NW Couch St Portland Map

Dark Ecologies

Friday, Mar 27, 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

Durang Durang

Friday, Mar 27, 2015

Post5 Theatre collection of six one-act plays by absurdist playwright Christopher Durang, touches on grave issues but doesn’t go deep. Instead, Durang glosses over anything too se ...

7:30 pm Fridays-Sundays through March 28 | $15-$20
Post5 Theatre 1666 SE Lambert St. Portland Web | Map
Also At Blackfish Gallery

Jana Demartini: Through the Darkness

Friday, Mar 27, 2015
Edvard Munch’s The Scream is hands-down the most archetypal depiction of inner terror outwardly expressed. It is, shall we say, a hard one to top, but that hasn’t stopped legions of artists ...
Blackfish Gallery 420 NW 9th Ave. Web | Map

Jana Demartini: Through the Darkness

Saturday, Mar 28, 2015
Edvard Munch’s The Scream is hands-down the most archetypal depiction of inner terror outwardly expressed. It is, shall we say, a hard one to top, but that hasn’t stopped legions of artists ...
Blackfish Gallery 420 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