Storefront Revisited

Storefront’s vintage costumes put sexuality front and center.

Visual Arts When a nearly naked black actor played Spartacus in American Theatre Company’s 1969 production of The Gladiator at Portland State University, it was the beginning of the end.Costumes from the co ... More

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 am by MEGAN HARNED

Photography Month at Elizabeth Leach

Rauschenberg and Hilliard go opposite ways.

Visual Arts Call me old-fashioned, but I’ve always had trouble thinking of photography as fine art. Well, Photolucida’s Portland Photo Month shows at Elizabeth Leach are forcing me to reconsider.One of ... More

Apr 8, 2015 12:01 am by MEGAN HARNED

Favorite Portland Art Shows, 2002-2015

Richard Speer’s 10 favorite shows from 2002 to 2015, in chronological order.

Visual Arts Julia Fenton’s Devices and Desires (Mark Woolley Gallery, April 2003) Visually extravagant with pink feathers and over-the-top sculptures, this show was also deeply thoughtful in its critique of ... More

Apr 1, 2015 12:01 am by RICHARD SPEER

Jeremy Rotsztain, Electric Fields

Now in 3-D!

Visual Arts With Microsoft’s new HoloLens upping the ante on virtual reality just as Google Glass sunsets, Portland artist Jeremy Rotsztain finds his exhibition, Electric Fields, at the crossroads of te ... More

Feb 11, 2015 12:01 am by RICHARD SPEER

Diana Markosian, Inventing My Father

Traveling to Armenia to reconnect with an absentee father.

Visual Arts Diana Markosian’s father would fit well in an Everclear song. During her childhood, he would vanish without explanation for months at a time, then return as if nothing had happened. His stor ... More

Jan 14, 2015 12:01 am by RICHARD SPEER
 

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