Home / Events / Visual Arts / Nell Warren: Manifest

Nell Warren: Manifest

RICHARD SPEER
Saturday June 21
PDX Contemporary Art
925 NW Flanders St.
 
In a satisfyingly varied show, artist Nell Warren offers up a mélange of small-, medium- and large-scale paintings. One of the larger works, Upcountry, incorporates acrylic paint, watercolor, pastels, and marble dust into a masterful suggestion of water and clouds. But it’s Warren’s small works that leave the biggest impression. At only 5.5 by 9 inches, they’re installed in a grid of 294 paintings, collectively titled Consequential Artifact. Warren’s extraordinary economy of gesture combines evocative brushstrokes, vivid color and intriguing surface effects. Never wanting to waste paint, she sometimes sprinkles the works with crumbled remnants of paint that dried overnight on her palette. There are even more small drawings mounted on two rusted metal columns hanging from the ceiling. This sculptural element not only effectively showcases the paintings, it also invigorates the show spatially. Through June 28.

 



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

 
 
Other events in Visual Arts

Re-Birthing The Cool

Tuesday, Aug 04, 2015

[OLD’S COOL] When The Birth of the Cool was first released in the mid-1950s, Miles Davis and Gil Evans’ brilliantly arranged work for a nine-piece band st ...

8 pm Tuesday, Aug. 4. | $10. Under 21 permitted until 9:30 pm.
Jimmy Mak's 221 NW 10th Ave. Portland Web | Map

Beauty in the Age of Indifference

Tuesday, Aug 04, 2015

This group exhibition both celebrates and challenges our notions of what is beautiful, and what role beauty plays in a contemporary society obsessed and dist ...

Through Sept. 12.
Jeffrey Thomas Fine Art 2219 NW Raleigh Ave. Portland Web | Map

Group Show at Guardino Gallery

Tuesday, Aug 04, 2015

Michelle Gallagher’s figurative clay sculptures are rooted in her interest in the peoples and cultures of Asia and the Pacific Islands. Diane Archer's mixed-media map-making explores physical, em ...

Opening reception 6-9 pm Thursday, July 30. Through August 25.
Guardino Gallery 2939 NE Alberta St. Web | Map
Also At PDX Contemporary Art
There's no more events in PDX Contemporary Art
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close