Despite the nation’s economic woes, the Portland art scene
remained vibrant in 2011. This isn’t a town where artistic health
trickles down from wealthy collectors. Rather, it’s a place where
Carrie Iverson and Stephen Scott Smith deconstruct the mysteries of memory.
When we gaze back over our lives, whether through
rose-colored or gray-tinted glasses, we see either sunlit halcyon
afternoons or dark nights of the soul filled with “What if…?” and