Home / Events / Visual Arts / Alex Lilly: A Dark Fire

Alex Lilly: A Dark Fire

RICHARD SPEER
Saturday January 11
Cock Gallery
625 NW Everett St., No. 106
 
Alex Lilly’s astonishing show, A Dark Fire, is morbid, shocking and sexy. In luscious oil paints, he depicts people in the act of self-immolation, which is to say, setting themselves on fire. It’s an extreme but time-honored form of sociopolitical protest, especially among Buddhist monks, and the imagery plays well into Lilly’s passionate anti-capitalist sympathies. Formally, the work is gorgeous: dramatically composed, with the licks of multicolored fire rendered in sensual impasto. It’s a gifted artist indeed who can depict such a horrific act in a way that’s simultaneously sensational and respectful. Through Feb. 15.

 



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

 
 

Cock Gallery

625 NW Everett St., No. 106
Portland, OR
97208
 
Other events in Visual Arts

Bennet Norrbo: Nice & Naughty

Wednesday, Sep 03, 2014
Beloved Portland artist Bennet Norrbo died last year at 83. A year later, his friend and artistic executor, gallerist Marilyn Murdoch, is mounting an affectionate retrospective of his work, spanning m ...
Murdoch Collections 2219 NW Raleigh St. Portland Web | Map

Festival of One Acts

Wednesday, Sep 03, 2014
Profile Theatre continues its season of Sam Shepard with nine of the playwright's short works, stretching across five decades and divided into two programs. It's a rare opportunity to see the vast ran ...
7:30 pm Wednesday-Friday; Sept. 3-5; 2 and 7:30 pm Saturday, Sept. 6; 1 and 6 pm Sunday, Sept. 7; and 7:30 pm Monday, Sept. 8 | $15-$30
Artists Repertory Theatre 1515 SW Morrison St. Web | Map

Jenene Nagy: Brilliant

Wednesday, Sep 03, 2014
Although Jenene Nagy now lives and works in Aspen, Colo., she has a long history here in Portland. For several years in the late 2000s she and her husband, Josh Smith, ran Tilt Gallery in the Everett ...
PDX Contemporary Art 925 NW Flanders St. Web | Map
Also At Cock Gallery
There's no more events in Cock Gallery
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close