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Frantic Efforts to Avoid Real or Imagined Abandonment

RICHARD SPEER
Wednesday March 27
Cock Gallery
625 NW Everett St., No. 106
 
Words written in shiny metallic paint cover Cock Gallery’s walls from top to bottom in Wynde Dyer’s installation, Frantic Efforts to Avoid Real or Imagined Abandonment. The words envelop and crowd you in, which, along with the dark lighting, makes you feel trapped. It’s an environment apropos for a show about the past. This feeling of nostalgia-tinted claustrophobia is heightened by an insistent slide show, entitled Mother’s Lovers, that unfurls on the gallery’s far wall. It shows a procession of men from an indeterminate period in the 1970s or 1980s, and it’s full of mustaches, chest hair and feathered tresses. Looking at it, you have a feeling you’ve seen these cheesy guys before, either in your own life or in the bell-bottomed recesses of collective memory. The show manages to feel both sexy and sad at the same time. Through March 30.

 



Where: Cock Gallery
Phone: 552-8686
Address: 625 NW Everett St., No. 106

 
 

Cock Gallery

625 NW Everett St., No. 106
Portland, OR
97208
 
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