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Harvest Henderson, Ogle

Stitching shopping, femininity, and the human heart.


Visual Arts
Much has been made of Gen X/Y’s post-ironic use of craft under the auspices of fine art. Installation artist Harvest Henderson shares her take on this phenomenon at Ogle this month in Never a St ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2007 RICHARD SPEER

Tom Cramer at Laura Russo

The artist treads familiar and unfamiliar ground at Laura Russo.


Visual Arts
Tom Cramer’s painted and carved wooden panels at Laura Russo are a jumble of maddening, fascinating paradoxes: Hyperkinetic yet serene, intricate yet cryptic, they show a midcareer artist taking ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 RICHARD SPEER

Mapping Time


Visual Arts
One of the most thoughtful and obsessive conceptual artists working on the West Coast today, Matthew Picton debuts a new body of work this month at Pulliam Deffenbaugh . The London-born artist, who n ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 RICHARD SPEER

Fire Burns More Than One Local Artist


In the aftermath of a Sunday, Sept. 23 fire that left painter Michael Brophy's studio severely damaged, the arts community has mobilized to support the artist, who shows with the prestigious Laura Russo Gallery and was featured in the Portland Art Mus...   More
 
Thursday, September 27, 2007 by RICHARD SPEER

You Say You Want an Evolution


Visual Arts
Michael L. Wilson has made a metaphoric jump across the Willamette River, evolving his painting from a lowbrow, Last Thursday sensibility to an elegant First Thursday polish. Caustic: 3rd Definition ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 RICHARD SPEER

A Less-Than-Torrid Affair

Affair at the Jupiter Hotel titillates but misses the big O.


Headout
For the past four years, the Affair at the Jupiter Hotel has been one of the most enjoyable events on Portland’s visual-arts calendar. Organized by former PICA visual-arts curator Stuart Horodne ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 RICHARD SPEER

AFFAIR AT THE JUPITER: Same Time Next Year


Reviewed: Affair at the Jupiter

Friday-Sunday Sept. 14-16

Affairs you had four years ago are inevitably hotter than the affair you are having today—there is a blush and burnish in hindsight, a patina that makes the grass seem greener on the other side of the ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 18, 2007 by RICHARD SPEER

Model Behavior

Organism’s sophomore show impresses with restraint.


Visual Arts
Don’t come to Model Behavior looking for models of the Gisele Bündchen variety. This second outing for fledgling arts organization Organism is about a more conceptual kind of model: a mo ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 RICHARD SPEER

TBA DIARY: All about Baryshnikov


Saturday, September 9, 2007: Donna Uchizono Company

It's super-muggy in the Newmark Theater at PCPA, but then, it's a packed house, and I'm in the third balcony. Heat rises. You do the math. TBA guest artistic director Mark Russell walks onstage, tells everyone...   More
 
Sunday, September 9, 2007 by RICHARD SPEER

TBA Diary: Richard Speer does the Works



Dateline: Friday, Sept. 7

The first thing I noticed on the first night of TBA's after-party, The Works, was the smell. For the life of me, I still can't figure out WTF it was. My working theory is that it was some sort of semi-toxic off-gassing ...   More
 
Saturday, September 8, 2007 by RICHARD SPEER
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