In centuries past, artists and jewelers were often one and
the same. The lapis-inlaid funerary mask of Tutankhamun, dazzling
adornments of Native Americans, and the masterpieces of Renaissance
You could build a new religion around Gregg Renfrow’s
artwork. His abstract compositions—polymer and pigment poured onto
cast-acrylic panels—are so luminous and elemental, they inspire a
Hannes Wingate’s The Burnside Nest, Portland’s newest public artwork, looks like a bird’s nest on steroids.
spherical sculpture is built to resemble an oversized bird’s nest. Way
In southern Herzegovina, there’s a
village called Medjugorje where religious pilgrims flock. Since 1981,
people have claimed to see the Virgin Mary there, on top of Mount
Don’t you just love it when poetic men
insist that women are stand-ins for something other than, well, women?
Shakespeare famously compared his lady love to a summer’s day, while
If you’ve walked, biked or driven down
Southeast Clay Street in recent weeks, you may have noticed Portland’s
newest public art. They’re three sculptures by artist Linda Wysong,
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
The sun is setting through a line of
trees, casting a golden glow upon a man who lies sleeping alongside a
dirt road. Except he’s not sleeping—he’s dead.
chilling revelation hits yo
Richard Speer’s picks for the year’s best visual art.
When you look back over the year, it’s
kind of like that segment on the Academy Awards where they flash
pictures of all the movie people who died. That’s the way Portland