The Quiet Music Festival dares artists to enjoy the near-silence.
A little over a decade ago, Chris Johanson’s ears turned against him.
A visual artist and musician, the 46-year-old has long suffered from tinnitus. Until about 2003, it had been manageable. Short
Portland couple opens Carl & Sloan Contemporary Gallery
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After years of trying to open their own gallery, local artist couple Ashley Sloan and Calvin Ross Carl found themselves a spot between the Dancin' Bare strip club and Wells Fargo ATM on N. Interstate Ave. Carl & Sloan Contemporary will take over the space previously Nisus Gallery in Kenton’s Disjecta arts building, a creative hub tucked in the otherwise unembellished northern neighborhood. The ...
Where do you find the pulse of Portland?
If you ask artsy types, they’re apt to direct you to Disjecta’s
ambitious biennial exhibition, Portland2014. The nonprofit began
mounting biennials i
When you enter Disjecta’s main exhibition
space, you’re confronted with an 8-foot-high wall wrapping around
something you can’t see. It’s dingy and cheap-looking, made out of white
Ryan Wilson Paulsen and Anna Gray’s artistic monogamy at Disjecta’s Biennial.
It’s an image that could keep you up at night: a young
man, his wife, and their child lay atop the bolted entrance to a family
crypt. The parents’ eyes are closed as the child rests limply on
Zak Smith lives in Los Angeles and is most famous for a book-length collection of drawings which illustrate each and every page of Thomas Pynchon's mammoth Gravity's Rainbow., Smith also is an accomplished painter, mainly of nude women, and he acts in a lot of porn. There's really not much else you need to know to decide you should go and hear him read from a book of his memoirs: Even in brief synopsis, ...
The season is so close you can smell it—no, not spring, but Biennial season. A duo of new biennial art exhibitions has been announced in the absence of a proper biennial such as the Portland Art Museum used to mount. Arts nonprofit Disjecta has unveiled Portland 2010, curated by Linfield College gallery director Chris Moss. From March 13-May 30, eighteen artists will display old and new work ...