Some artists spend years developing a
distinctive style, only to walk away from it once they’ve found it.
Think of the late Philip Guston, who infamously abandoned abstract
expressionism in fa
It’s a rare artist who invigorates not one but two fusty
tropes—landscapes and floral still lifes—with jolts of fresh spunk.
Sherrie Wolf can, and in Looking Back: New Paintings, she proves
German artist Marianne Wex’s challenging show, An Exhibition,
is a time capsule of the 1970s, but it retains the power to make us
question assumptions about gender circa 2012. From 1972 to 1977,
Tom Cramer takes his work from the Pearl to Alberta.
The Willamette River divides Portland’s
art scene. Tony galleries in the Pearl District and Northwest exude
First Thursday hauteur, while street artists turn Northeast Alberta
Street into a fr
Since the advent of photography, when
French painter Delaroche reportedly declared, “From today, painting is
dead,” thinkers have been busy burying and exhuming the enduring art
On this yearlong eve of the Mayan
apocalypse, as we bury our faces in digital displays, what is the
relevance of the old-fashioned objet d’art? Can it engage the mind and uplift the spirit? Kris
Launch Pad Gallery, which opened in
December 2005 and closes with its current show, has always staked out
unique terrain within Portland’s visual-arts ecosphere. Its physical
location is in So
First came hieroglyphs, then epic poems,
stage plays and operas. Then there were books, newspapers, movies,
radios and televisions. Now, smartphones, iPads and Kindles. The methods
by which we r
Legendary 90-year-old Portland artist selling everything in his studio next week.
At the age of 90, beloved Portland artist Tom Hardy has decided to shutter his studio and take life a little more slowly. Problem is, nine decades of life tends to leave one’s studio chock full of accumulated stuff.
What to do with it?
Hardy is holding a sale, the goal of which is to liquidate everything in one fell swoop...