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Anonymous Women, Eva Lake

Independent women, part 3.


Visual Arts
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 Lord Byron    More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 RICHARD SPEER

Eye River

Supersize versions of old logging tools.


Visual Arts
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, collective   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 RICHARD SPEER

Portland2014

Oregon only, please.


Visual Arts
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   More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 RICHARD SPEER

Deville Cohen, ZERO

There are heroes and there are zeros.


Visual Arts
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 scree   More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 RICHARD SPEER

Your Steps Were Lost in the Landscape

A photojournalist makes art of death.


Visual Arts
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. That chilling revelation hits yo   More
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 RICHARD SPEER

The Best Things I Saw

Richard Speer’s picks for the year’s best visual art.


Visual Arts
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 gallerygoers feel   More
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 RICHARD SPEER

Dispatch From Art Basel

Bienvenidos a Miami.


Visual Arts
One could be forgiven, especially after a mojito or two, for mistaking Miami Beach’s Collins Drive for Portland’s Northwest Everett Street during the annual mega-art fair known as Art Basel    More
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 RICHARD SPEER

Lucinda Parker, All Clouds Choose the Loftiest Peak...

The many moods of Mount Hood.


Visual Arts
I never bought into the cult of Lucinda Parker. Sure, the veteran painter is respected, she’s been in a jillion biennials, and there are more paintings by her in West Hills mansions than there   More
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 RICHARD SPEER

Joshua Lutz, Hesitating Beauty

Lend me your eyes...


Visual Arts
Childhood memories often play through the 8 mm lens of The Wonder Years, set on a Slip ’N Slide behind a picket fence on a sunny day. Think harder, though, and you’ll remember more bogeyman-fi   More
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 RICHARD SPEER

Tom Cramer and Sherrie Wolf

With art like this, who needs porn?


Visual Arts
Rainy autumn skies have arrived in Portland, but inside the Laura Russo Gallery, spring is still in full bloom. In Tom Cramer’s Continuum and Sherrie Wolf’s Stills, flowers take center stage.    More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 RICHARD SPEER
 

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