Home / Events / Visual Arts / Adam Sorensen: The Optimist

Adam Sorensen: The Optimist

RICHARD SPEER
Friday March 29
PDX Contemporary Art
925 NW Flanders St.
 
It’s a cool coincidence that Adam Sorensen’s show, The Optimist, opened the same week as Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful. Sorensen’s sweeping, candy-colored vistas bear a striking resemblance to the fantastical landscapes of the film and its famous 1939 predecessor. Sorensen has been painting these inspired views for many years, and this outing he is in his finest form ever. Across the exhibition, paintings of all sizes—from the modest Prehistoric series on paper, to medium-size works like Baby in the Corner, to the 7-foot-tall The Optimist—are consistent in quality, packing maximum visual punch per square inch. Through March 30.

Where: PDX Contemporary Art
Phone: 222-0063
Address: 925 NW Flanders St.
Website: http://www.pdxcontemporaryart.com/

 
 
Other events in Visual Arts

Antony & Cleopatra

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014
Antony and Cleopatra is the summer blockbuster of Shakespeare plays, with sweeping battle scenes, star-crossed romance and an epic three-hour runtime. It’s great for the stage, but doesn’t ...
7 pm most Thursdays-Saturdays through July 26. For full schedule, visit portlandactors.com | Free

Automal

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014
Kate Rafter and her experimental group Automal present a work in progress about what it means to be human and not-so-human. In Tír fo Thuinn (the Old Irish name for the "Otherworld"), Rafter a ...
8 pm Saturday-Sunday, July 26-27 | $12
The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven SE 2nd Avenue and Hawthorne Boulevard Portland Web | Map

ĄRCO-PDX

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014

[SWITCHED-ON BACH] Today's classical music performances often feel as archaic as the music itself. Even when the music is timeless, the way it's presented is frequently outd ...

8 pm Saturday, July 26. | $13 advance, $15 day of show.
Mississippi Studios 3939 N Mississippi Ave. Portland Web | Map
Also At PDX Contemporary Art

Mountain

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014
The splendor of the mountains is at the heart of this well-considered group show. From Adam Sorensen’s Nauk, a mountainscape reflected in a purple-and-peach-colored lake, to Barbara Stafford� ...
PDX Contemporary Art 925 NW Flanders St. Web | Map

Mountain

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014
The splendor of the mountains is at the heart of this well-considered group show. From Adam Sorensen’s Nauk, a mountainscape reflected in a purple-and-peach-colored lake, to Barbara Stafford� ...
PDX Contemporary Art 925 NW Flanders St. Web | Map

Mountain

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014
The splendor of the mountains is at the heart of this well-considered group show. From Adam Sorensen’s Nauk, a mountainscape reflected in a purple-and-peach-colored lake, to Barbara Stafford� ...
PDX Contemporary Art 925 NW Flanders St. Web | Map
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close