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Dark Corners: Dan Gilsdorf/Horia Boboia

Two installations explore the spooky corridors of the creative mind.


Visual Arts
Dan Gilsdorf’s Interiotrope is a cross between Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and T.C. Boyle’s The Road to Wellville, with a smidgeon of Edgar Allan Poe thrown in. When you walk around each ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 RICHARD SPEER

Jeanine Jablonski

Economy be damned, Fourteen30’s got bold ideas for our art scene.


Books
At age 30, gallery impresario Jeanine Jablonski is so poised, disciplined and single-mindedly ambitious, it’s hard to believe she used to be a wild child in Alaska, running around with a shaved ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 RICHARD SPEER

The Nines

Don’t just look at local art—sleep with it.


Visual Arts
What’s the artiest hotel in Portland? Competition just got stiffer thanks to the newly opened, fancy-schmancy Nines hotel, which occupies the top nine floors of the historic Meier & Frank Buildi ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 RICHARD SPEER

Brenden Clenaghen at Pulliam Deffenbaugh

Portrait of an artist—in search of a new style.


Visual Arts
Sometimes an artist needs to step back before moving forward. This is the mode Brenden Clenaghen is in with his new show We Became. For many years, Clenaghen has been one of the Northwest’s most ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 RICHARD SPEER

Juri Morioka At Butters

The New York painter transcends the prosaic.


Visual Arts
Juri Morioka’s paintings are hard to describe in prose. Try as we would to dissect the Zen influences that color this Japanese artist’s semi-abstract tableaux—strive though we ought ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 RICHARD SPEER

Gate Closing

Why is Jennifer Gately leaving the Portland Art Museum?


Visual Arts
On Sept. 16, Jennifer Gately, the Portland Art Museum’s curator for Northwest art, announced she was resigning after only two years and nine months on the job. An outpouring of disappointment fr ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 RICHARD SPEER

Bruce Conkle at Rocksbox


Visual Arts
Bruce Conkle has been in all kinds of group shows around town, and solo shows as far away as New York City and Iceland, but this is his first local solo show since 2004. As Portland’s preeminent ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 RICHARD SPEER

Volume at Worksound

Portland artists explore space in curator-about-town Jeff Jahn’s latest show.


Visual Arts
Volume feels different—more cavernous and self-directed, less tour-guidey—than most Jeff Jahn-curated shows. Perhaps that’s because the show’s theme is space and the way Portla ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 RICHARD SPEER

Sean Healy

An art wunderkind speaks on finally growing up, making aluminum tigers and turning fear into art.


Q & A
Being in your 30s is weird. You have more responsibilities than you had in your 20s but less money and self-assurance than you’ll (hopefully) have in your 40s. That’s kind of what artist S ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2008 RICHARD SPEER

Walk Art

Hot design is everywhere. Here’s 11 places to spot it.


Featured Stories
Admit it: You’re a design whore. Your wedding registry was at Design Within Reach. Your mantra is “In Eames we trust.” When you watch TV or DVDs—even pornos—you’re ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 RICHARD SPEER
 

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