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Corey Smith: End Your Pain

RICHARD SPEER
Wednesday June 19
Backspace
115 NW 5th Ave.
 
Corey Smith has been exhibiting his wry mixed-media paintings at Backspace and other Portland galleries for the better part of a decade. He’s also had a full career nationally and internationally. In his latest outing at Backspace, he serves up plenty of his signature irreverence and visual puns: a tombstone carved with the words “THIS PARTY”; a kid pointing a handgun at another kid, preparing to fire; the phrase “PROFIT IS JOY”; and a 12-piece grid made up of the words “SATAN IS WAITIN.’” Still, this body of work doesn’t seem as sharp as Smith’s previous shows. The biting humor seems blunted, the sense of visual invention compromised, the whole endeavor facile by comparison to past exhibitions. As a satirist, Smith may have finally found his toughest competition: his former self. Through June 30.

 



Where: Backspace
Phone: 248-2900
Address: 115 NW 5th Ave.
Website: backspace.bz

 
 

Backspace

115 NW 5th Ave.
Portland, OR
 
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