Home / Events / Visual Arts / Renée Zangara: Ruralization

Renée Zangara: Ruralization

RICHARD SPEER
Wednesday May 15
Nine Gallery
122 NW 8th Ave.
 
With Portland’s backyard-chicken craze having gone viral to the point of metastasis, you’d think artists would pounce to parody the phenomenon, just as the TV show Portlandia has. But that’s not what Renée Zangara does in her paean to poultry, Ruralization. No, she plays it straight, rendering chickens and roosters, along with pigs and sheep, with a neo-Impressionist technique that romanticizes rather than satirizes. In the painting Scuffle, she renders a cockfight as a flurry of jots and dashes that would read as an abstract painting, were it not for a beak here, some waddle there, and the odd claw. The chicken fad itself is annoying as all hell, but somehow Zangara’s Ruralization elicits more smiles than smirks. Through June 2.

 



Where: Nine Gallery
Phone: 227-7114
Address: 122 NW 8th Ave.

 
 
Other events in Visual Arts

Frogz

Monday, Dec 22, 2014

Imago’s long-running extravaganza, which has toured the world and spent time on Broadway, returns for the holidays. It’s a family-friendly, fantastical show featuring elaborate costumes and imp ...

Many showtimes through Jan. 4. See imagotheatre.com for schedule | $17.50-$34.50
Imago Theatre 17 SE 8th Ave. Web | Map

Timothy Scott Dalbow

Monday, Dec 22, 2014
Timothy Scott Dalbow is one of the most dedicated and talented painters in the Northwest. If your memory stretches back to the days of now-defunct galleries Haze and New American Art Union, you’ll r ...
Radish Underground 414 SW 10th Ave. Web | Map

Christmas Revels

Monday, Dec 22, 2014

For 20 years, Portland Revels has celebrated the winter solstice with songs and dances from different eras and regions—this time, it's back to 17th-century England.

7:30 pm Thursday-Friday, Dec. 18-19; 1 and 7:30 pm Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 20-21; 7:30 pm Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 22-23 | $7-$39
St. Mary's Academy 1615 SW 5th Ave. Portland Web | Map
Also At Nine Gallery

Ryan Pierce: Welcome to Coal Country

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014
Best known for his rhapsodic landscape paintings at Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Ryan Pierce moonlights at Nine Gallery this month with an installation consistent with his ecological leanings. The quirky ...
Nine Gallery 122 NW 8th Ave. Map

Ryan Pierce: Welcome to Coal Country

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014
Best known for his rhapsodic landscape paintings at Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Ryan Pierce moonlights at Nine Gallery this month with an installation consistent with his ecological leanings. The quirky ...
Nine Gallery 122 NW 8th Ave. Map

Ryan Pierce: Welcome to Coal Country

Thursday, Dec 25, 2014
Best known for his rhapsodic landscape paintings at Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Ryan Pierce moonlights at Nine Gallery this month with an installation consistent with his ecological leanings. The quirky ...
Nine Gallery 122 NW 8th Ave. Map
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close